Advances in data science have the potential to improve health and well-being for people in Africa, but this promise has been limited by a shortage of local data scientists.
Trees provide a host of benefits, according to experts—they can combat extreme heat, expand access to nature, reduce people’s stress and blood pressure levels, promote physical activity, improve and foster community pride.
Tackling the consequences of climate change requires an all-hands-on-deck effort, drawing on expertise from a wide range of disciplines and people, according to a panel of Harvard University experts.
Two faculty members from Harvard Chan School are among 19 from across Harvard selected to receive support from the Salata Institute Seed Grant Program, launched in April to fund interdisciplinary research in climate and sustainability.
Harvard Chan School's Joseph Allen says that retrofitting old school buildings to better handle the realities of extreme heat and other climate change-related issues is "not that hard."
Increasing energy efficiency in buildings can save money—and it can also decrease the carbon emissions and air pollution that lead to climate change and health harms. But the climate and health benefits of reducing buildings’ energy consumption are…
A new crop of Harvard Chan School students got their official welcome to the School when Orientation kicked off on August 21.
Liz Willetts, visiting scholar and planetary health policy director in Harvard Chan School's Department of Environmental Health, explains the importance of nations aligning their biodiversity policies to optimize outcomes for both biodiversity and health.
It was a summer of learning and action.
Even though we’re inundated with news about scary climate disasters—from wildfires to extreme heat to flooding—we can stay optimistic about the climate’s future “because we know how to prevent things from getting worse,” according to Harvard Chan School’s…