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Research

Harvard School of Public Health Research Find Increased Airborne Radiation Near Fracking Sites

Petros Koutrakis, an environmental sciences professor at Harvard’s School of Public Health, and his research team published a study last week presenting evidence of increased levels of airborne radiation in areas within 12 miles of United States hydraulic fracturing sites.

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Politics

HKS Prof. Aldy Talks Clean Energy, Economic Policy at Belfer Center Webinar

Harvard Kennedy School professor Joseph E. Aldy discussed how policymakers can learn from past models to maximize the impact of current American energy legislation at a Monday webinar hosted by the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

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Endowment

Experts Say Harvard May Encounter ‘Pitfalls’ On its Way To A Greenhouse Gas-Neutral Endowment

Harvard pledged last month to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in its endowment by 2050. But experts say a number of intermediate steps may pose logistical and environmental challenges for the University.

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Endowment

Harvard Faculty Mixed on Carbon-Neutral Endowment Commitment

Though most faculty members support the University’s commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from its endowment by 2050, they are divided over whether the plan — announced on Tuesday — goes far enough.

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Student Groups

Divest Harvard Calls University’s Carbon-Neutral Endowment Commitment 'Insufficient'

Divest Harvard, a student group calling on the University to divest from the fossil fuel industry, argues that Harvard’s commitment to making its endowment carbon-neutral by 2050 falls short of achieving their goal of total withdrawal from the industry.

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Central Administration

Harvard Forms Presidential Committee on Sustainability

Harvard has created a “Presidential Committee on Sustainability” to advise University President Lawrence S. Bacow and other top administrators, the University announced Monday.

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Faculty

Harvard Environmental Science Faculty and Experts Split on Divestment

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard Medical School Faculty Council passed resolutions in February calling for Harvard to divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies, but faculty who study environmental science say they are split on whether divestment would be effective in combatting climate change.

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Graduate School of Design

Womxn's Day GSD

Dr. Vandana Shiva, an Indian scholar and environmental activist, spoke at the 2020 International Womxn's Day Lecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Students Advocate for Better Climate Change Education in Letter to Dean

Harvard Kennedy School students sent a letter to HKS Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf earlier this month advocating for better climate change education and programing.

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Council Joins Chorus of Faculty Favoring Divestment

Amplifying faculty calls for fossil fuel divestment, Harvard Medical School professors overwhelmingly passed a resolution Wednesday urging the University to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

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FAS

Faculty to Vote on Fossil Fuel Divestment Motion

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will debate a motion that advises Harvard to divest its endowment from fossil fuels at its monthly meeting Tuesday, according to an agenda shared with faculty members Friday.

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Alumni

Harvard Forward

Harvard Forward is a group led by students and alumni working to bring attention to climate change and recent alumni representation within Harvard's governance boards.

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College

Harvard Freshmen Think Green

A small, vocal group of Harvard College freshmen has spearheaded a many-pronged effort to reduce consumption of single-use plastics on campus.

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Cambridge City Council

City Council Discusses Natural Gas Ban, Adopts Motion to Convene Stakeholder Meetings

The Cambridge City Council adopted a motion to convene further meetings surrounding an ordinance to ban natural gas in the city Monday night.

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IOP

Tatiana Schlossberg Discusses the Environment and Climate Change at JFK Jr. Forum

Journalist Tatiana C. K. Schlossberg discussed the environmental impact of everyday consumption at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Thursday night.

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