Topic: air pollution

Teens who use smokeless tobacco often smoke

About one in 20 middle and high school students who chew tobacco and use other smokeless tobacco products also smoke cigarettes, a new Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) study shows. The findings suggest smokeless tobacco products may increase – rather than…

Heavy pollution in northern China reduces lifespans

Half a billion people in northern China will likely live an average of 5.5 years less than their southern counterparts because of heavy air pollution caused by coal burning, according to a new study. Researchers from China, Israel and the United States…

New beehives planned to support environmental research, organic landscaping

Harvard’s Cambridge campus next spring will be home to a set of beehives aimed at supporting the university’s organic landscaping program and helping assess the program’s environmental health impact. Thanks to a $2,500 grant from Harvard’s Office of Sustainability, the Harvard Undergraduate Beekeepers…

Smog or Jobs?

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum webcast examined the scientific and economic arguments around Barack Obama's 2011 announcement of his request that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdraw draft air