Excessive heat—the number one killer of all natural disasters—has been on the rise over the past decade, and experts expect it to get worse because of the climate crisis.
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.
Ellen Chappelka, MPH ’22, was taken aback by preventable health problems she saw while working as an EMT in New Orleans. Now she wants to change systemic issues that make people vulnerable in the first place.
Parents who take action to fight climate change can help improve the lives of their children both now and in the future, according to Harvard Chan School’s Aaron Bernstein.
A new certificate program for business leaders will focus on why incorporating public health considerations as a key part of their work can help people, communities, and the planet—and help businesses thrive at the same time.
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.
Repurposing high school family and consumer science classes to focus on what families can do at home to lessen climate change could provide students with valuable skills “to save their planet one house and one yard at a…
Claude Bruderlein, adjunct lecturer on global health at Harvard Chan School and senior researcher at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, describes the challenges of humanitarian negotiations in regions affected by conflict.
Adele Houghton, DrPH ’23, is creating new tools to help real estate teams become more responsive to the health needs of their buildings’ occupants and the surrounding communities.
Children’s visits to emergency rooms in the U.S. rose almost 12% during the warmest months of the year over a three-year period, according to a new study co-authored by Aaron Bernstein. The study, published January 19, 2021 in…