The dangers of extreme heat
Extreme heat—the kind that baked the U.S. and other parts of the world in mid-July—poses grave health risks, according to Aaron Bernstein of Harvard Chan School.
The Supreme Court curbed EPA’s power to regulate carbon emissions from power plants. What comes next?
Harvard Chan School experts discuss the implications of a Supreme Court ruling limiting the EPA's power to curb power plant emissions.
Poll: Facing extreme weather is changing Americans’ views about need for climate change action
Facing extreme weather events is impacting Americans’ views about the need for climate change action, according to a new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard Chan School poll.
Fossil fuel extraction is harming Indigenous communities, say experts
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.
Health consequences of using biomass for energy
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.
Protecting the public from inhalation hazards
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…
London catches a breath of fresh air
When Sadiq Khan became mayor, decreasing air pollution was a top priority. Here’s how new policies have reduced health risks.
Interactive web series explores environmental racism
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…
Racial, ethnic minorities and low-income groups in U.S. exposed to higher levels of air pollution
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.