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10 things you should know about Ebola

Doctors without Borders has described Ebola as one of the world’s most deadly diseases. With a fatality rate of 50% to 90% and no vaccine to prevent it, this highly infectious virus has the world’s health agencies on high alert….

Neonicotinoids: What gardeners need to know

There has been a lot of buzz in recent years about a group of chemicals known as “neonicotinoids.” These pesticides affect the central nervous systems of insects, and are a suspected link to colony collapse disorder in domesticated honeybees as…

9 unusual ways air pollution harms your health

Air pollution is harmful to the environment and our bodies: There’s the risk of respiratory diseases, fatigue and headaches, anxiety, cardiovascular damage, harm to reproductive organs, damage to the liver, spleen, blood and even the nervous system, according to Active…

How to kill mosquitoes naturally

Ahhhh. The sounds of summer: the crash of ocean waves, the crackle and bang of Fourth of July fireworks, the sizzle of burgers on the grill. Unfortunately, the sounds of summer also include the whine of pesky mosquitoes. But there’s…

Breathing easier over electricity

The Environmental Protection Agency’s release of draft regulations that would reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 will have a significant impact on human health, Harvard analysts say.

Progress on sustainability

Harvard University has made significant progress in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released by President Drew Faust, who announced the next steps that the institution will take to meet its goal of cutting emissions 30 percent by 2016.

Advising on climate change

In addition to conducting research and teaching about climate, energy, and the environment, Harvard faculty members also serve as expert advisers to policymakers, putting their science to work to improve laws and regulations and to foster understanding between the worlds of government and academics.