Footnote leads to exploration of start of for-profit prisons in N.Y.

Robin Bernstein. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Nation & World Footnote leads to exploration of start of for-profit prisons in N.Y. Historian traces 19th-century murder case that brought together historical figures, helped shape American thinking on race, violence, incarceration Christy DeSmith Harvard Staff Writer May 16, 2024 9 min read Robin Bernstein was looking for something […]

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PepsiCo Outlines Plans to Deliver First Net-zero Plant by 2025

PepsiCo is setting a new standard for sustainability within the food and beverage industry. Their beverage plant in Álava, Basque Country, Spain is on track to become the company’s first net-zero emissions plant globally by 2025, marking a significant step towards a more sustainable future. The Spanish plant’s transformation hinges on complete electrification by 2025. […]

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Cancer risk, wine preference, and your genes

Molly Przeworski. Niles Singer/Harvard Staff Photographer Health Cancer risk, wine preference, and your genes  Biologist separates reality of science from the claims of profiling firms Anne J. Manning Harvard Staff Writer May 8, 2024 4 min read Molly Przeworski launched into a lecture on genomic trait prediction with disappointing news: Using your genes to read […]

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ESG News Week In Review: 29 April – 05 May

Welcome back to the ESG News Week In Review! To get ESG News’s full ‘ESG News Week In Review’ and ESG News Daily email newsletter, subscribe here. ESG News Smart Read Column Tim Mohin: Europe’s Green Deal Finalized After a green voting marathon, the EU Parliament closed its final plenary of this term before its June elections. The […]

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ISSB Initiates Research Projects on Nature and Human Capital Risks and Opportunities

Informed by its recent consultation on future priorities, the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) will commence projects to research disclosure about risks and opportunities associated with: biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystem services; and human capital. The research projects will focus on the common information needs of investors in assessing whether and how these risks and opportunities could […]

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Can we talk?

Health Can we talk? Study finds that conversation – even online – could be an effective strategy to help prevent cognitive decline and dementia Tracy Hampton MGH Communications April 24, 2024 4 min read Just talking to other people can stimulate different brain functions among socially isolated older adults, even when the interactions are internet-based, […]

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EU Mandates Energy-Efficient Buildings by 2050 to Combat Emissions and Poverty

The Council formally adopted a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings. The directive will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy poverty in the EU. Zero-emission buildings by 2050 Currently, buildings account for over one third of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. Under the new rules, by 2030 all new buildings should be zero-emission […]

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How dating sites automate sexual racism

Nation & World How dating sites automate sexual racism Sociologist’s new book finds algorithms that suggest partners often reflect stereotypes, biases Liz Mineo Harvard Staff Writer April 4, 2024 5 min read Apryl Williams Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Apryl Williams opened a Tinder account in 2013 and began wondering about the algorithms used by dating […]

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Why Democrats, Republicans, who appear at war these days, really need each other

Nation & World Why Democrats, Republicans, who appear at war these days, really need each other Political philosopher Harvey C. Mansfield says it all goes back to Aristotle, balance of competing ideas about common good Anna Lamb Harvard Staff Writer March 28, 2024 5 min read Harvey C. Mansfield delivers a lecture as part of […]

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Courtney B. Vance, Angela Bassett honored as Artists of the Year

Arts & Culture Courtney B. Vance, Angela Bassett honored as Artists of the Year Courtney B. Vance ’82 took to the stage at the 38th annual Cultural Rhythms. Photos by Jake Belcher/Harvard Foundation Nikki Rojas Harvard Staff Writer March 27, 2024 3 min read Cultural Rhythms’ weeklong celebration highlights student performers, food, and fashion Actors […]

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