September 27th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute
An email in my inbox today proclaimed, “it’s September and we’re heading into pollution season in many regions.” I was taken aback. Does pollution have a season? Of course, there is seasonal variability to certain pollutants but, unfortunately, pollution lives with us in and outside our homes in every season
July 24th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at Harvard plan a geoengineering experiment injecting calcium carbonate dust high over the Southwestern US to see if it can help lower the temperature of the air below.
May 1st, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
University and college endowments in the U.S. looking for strong, sustainable revenue streams would do well to embrace on-site solar generation, and the solar industry would thrive if it could forge the partnership. Solar installations would deliver stronger and more reliable returns than current investments, and create many opportunities, including enhanced fundraising, positive press, and community appeal to current and prospective students
April 11th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
A new study was made public this week that sheds light on the connection between COVID-19 health impacts and air pollution. I sat down (virtually of course) with Dr. Francesca Dominici, author and Director of the Data Science Initiative at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, to learn more about the study’s findings, which focused on fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and what researchers plan to do next to further our understanding of air pollution’s impact on coronavirus health outcomes
November 25th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Harvard and Yale students disrupted the football game between the schools on Saturday to protest the lack of leadership on global warming by both administrations. How dare they think for themselves?
November 13th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Sometimes, a study or report comes to such an obvious conclusion you wonder why the study needed to be done in the first place. Here's an example. A new study shows that the best way to maximize the benefits of renewable energy per dollars invested is to install wind and solar farms where most of the electricity comes from burning coal -- such as India -- rather than a place where clean energy is already the norm -- such as California
August 22nd, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Bill Gates needs new global warming solutions advisors. His influence and billions are being squandered right now
July 17th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Solar geoengineering is a bandaid on the symptoms, not a cure for the causes. It's like putting out the fires caused by an arsonist wandering around with a flamethrower instead of confiscating and shutting off the flamethrower itself. Global heating would slow and stabilize if we stopped forcing more CO2 into the system. But it's unclear if that's as true for oceanic carbon uptake
October 6th, 2018 | by George Harvey
I have seen many reports on this paper. Most of them do not refer to the the first sentence of the conclusion section. It is, “Wind beats fossil fuels under any reasonable measure of long-term environmental impacts per unit of energy generated.”
March 29th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Kat Taylor, Member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers, called for the University to divest from fossil fuels in a move she states "would not only take steps to address the existential crisis of our time, but it would allow the University to lead its peers, as few, if any, American universities thus far have taken this important moral stance."
January 3rd, 2018 | by James Ayre
Exposure over short periods of time to particulate matter and ozone air pollution levels below current national safety standards is still associated with premature death amongst US seniors, a new study from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health has found
December 23rd, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Divestment has reached an all-time peak in 2017, with religious, higher education, wealth fund, and other institutions joining in to end the fossil fuel infrastructure and transition to 100% renewable energy for all
September 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre
The fossil fuel industry has cost the US around $240 billion a year over the last decade through the effects of extreme weather and air pollution, according to a new study from the non-profit Universal Ecological Fund. That's $240 billion per year
July 31st, 2017 | by Guest Contributor
Now that we’re about to cross the finish line of Tesla’s first master plan, this also marks the end of the Model 3 Scoffathon. Let’s pause and reflect on the sage words of various experts who flashed their credentials and then swore up and down that Tesla would never get here, to the high-volume $35,000 car. Sure, the car hasn’t materialized in volume quite yet, but we’re on the home stretch
June 13th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at Harvard have created a flow battery that is non-toxic, non-corrosive, and has an extremely long life. Could this be the breakthrough the world has been waiting for?
April 28th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
After several years of growing pressure from students, faculty, alumni, and outside proponents of fossil fuel divestment, Harvard University is set to pause investments in some fossil fuels.
April 3rd, 2017 | by James Ayre
Will the Trump Administration "open the door" to planet-scale geoengineering experiments? That's the question posed in an article that I recently came across, one which referenced plans by Harvard engineers David Keith and Frank Keutsch to test in 2018 (in Arizona) the high-altitude spraying of sulphate particles as a means of limiting warming