Fossil fuel production causes environmental health effects in Indigenous communities, and leadership from frontline Indigenous activists has been critical in fighting these environmental injustices, according to experts who spoke at a Harvard Chan School event.
Burning biomass has significant public health and environmental justice consequences, according to a recent opinion piece co-authored by Harvard Chan School’s Jonathan Buonocore.
Workers and the general public in the U.S. aren’t getting timely access to respiratory protective devices—face coverings, medical masks, and respirators—to protect against hazards ranging from airborne infections such as SARS-CoV-2 to wildfire smoke to mold growing indoors…
When Sadiq Khan became mayor, decreasing air pollution was a top priority. Here’s how new policies have reduced health risks.
A new series of interactive web resources titled Environmental Racism in Greater Boston, produced by experts at Harvard Chan School, tells a multifaceted and accessible story, including interactive data visualizations, about disparities in environmental exposures from the regional…
Living near or downwind of unconventional oil and gas development linked with increased risk of early death
Elderly people living near or downwind of unconventional oil and gas development—which involves extraction methods including directional (non-vertical) drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking—are at higher risk of early death compared with elderly individuals who don’t live near…
Certain groups in the U.S.—Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, Latinos, and low-income populations—are being exposed to higher levels of dangerous fine particulate air pollution than other groups, a study found.
Barrak Alahmad, PhD ’22, is studying the health impacts of heat and air pollution in Kuwait.
Decreasing vehicle emissions since 2008 have reduced by thousands the number of deaths attributable to air pollution, yielding billions of dollars in benefits to society, according to a new study led by Harvard Chan School researchers.
A panel of leaders in the fight against climate change discussed key outcomes from the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, known as COP26.