Google Announces First Renewable Energy Deals in Japan

Google announced two new solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) in Japan, marking its first foray into the country’s renewable energy market. These agreements will add a combined 60 megawatts (MW) of new solar energy capacity to the Japanese grid and contribute to Google’s goal of achieving 24/7 carbon-free energy (CFE) operations globally by 2030. The […]

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation Initiates Drive for Circular Business Models in Fashion Industry

Fashion frontrunners set the pace on the road to a circular economy  Some of the world’s leading fashion brands are exploring ways to make money without making new clothes as part of a new initiative announced today by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (21 May 2024).  Launched at the Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen, The Fashion ReModel unites […]

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What to do about mental health crisis among Black males

Health What to do about mental health crisis among Black males During the daylong “Black Men and Mental Health” symposium, Bryan Bonaparte discussed the church’s role. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Nikki Rojas Harvard Staff Writer May 24, 2024 5 min read Symposium examines thorny, multifaceted dilemma from systemic racism in policing, healthcare to stigma attached […]

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Holcim Launches GO4ZERO Plant in Belgium, Aiming for 2 Million Tons of Net Zero Cement Annually by 2029

GO4ZERO EUR 500m+ project in Belgium to advance Europe’s decarbonization Plant engineered to produce 2 million tons of net-zero cement per annum by 2029 Groundbreaking ceremony attended by Belgian PM Alexander De Croo and European Commissioner for Climate Action Wopke Hoekstra Holcim hosts the groundbreaking ceremony at its state-of-the-art GO4ZERO plant engineered to produce 2 […]

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‘The scientist is not in the business of following instructions.’

Photos by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Science & Tech ‘The scientist is not in the business of following instructions.’ Alvin Powell Harvard Staff Writer May 16, 2024 long read George Whitesides became a giant of chemistry by keeping it simple Part of the Experience series Leaders at Harvard in and out of the classroom tell […]

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How do you read organization’s silence over rise of Nazism?

Joelle Abi-Rached and Allan Brandt discussed their contribution to the NEJM series on key historical injustices in medicine, including the rise of Nazi Germany. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Health How do you read organization’s silence over rise of Nazism? Medical historians look to cultural context, work of peer publications in wrestling with case of New […]

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Optera Debuts Outreach Module to Speed Up Supply Chain Decarbonization with Enhanced Scope 3 Data

New capabilities help companies gain comprehensive Scope 3 data coverage, provide tailored guidance to activate suppliers Optera, a leader in ESG and carbon management software, today launched its Outreach module to help companies efficiently collect data from suppliers at all phases of emissions-reporting readiness. As part of Optera’s Supply Chain Manager solution, the new module will help […]

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So how do you track spread of disease? By the numbers

Campus & Community So how do you track spread of disease? By the numbers Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Anne J. Manning Harvard Staff Writer May 9, 2024 5 min read Ivan Specht decided to employ his love of math during pandemic, which led to contract-tracing app, papers, future path Part of the Commencement 2024 series […]

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How old is too old to run?

Health How old is too old to run? No such thing, specialist says — but when your body is trying to tell you something, listen Anna Lamb Harvard Staff Writer April 26, 2024 3 min read Part of the Wondering series A series of random questions answered by Harvard experts. Adam Tenforde, a sports medicine […]

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Remember Eric Garner? George Floyd?

Nation & World Remember Eric Garner? George Floyd? Gwen Carr (right) tells Sandra Susan Smith that people must be committed to having difficult conversations about race and inequality regularly. Photos by Niles Singer/Harvard Staff Photographer Liz Mineo Harvard Staff Writer April 24, 2024 6 min read Mother, uncle of two whose deaths at hands of […]

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