Kids Love Trees!

Hi! My name is Bailey. My friends and I are going on an adventure in the woods. Come on! Wow! The trees are so big! Look at that bird. This flower is really pretty. And look at that weird bug. The forest is a fun place to explore. I hope you like the woods as […]

Why societies collapse | Jared Diamond

I think all of us have been interested, at one time or another, in the romantic mysteries of all those societies that collapsed, such as the classic Maya in the Yucatan, the Easter Islanders, the Anasazi, Fertile Crescent society, Angor Wat, Great Zimbabwe and so on. And within the last decade or two, archaeologists have […]

Announcing the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society

We are so excited about the Institute for Integrated Science and Society. It’s a new way of doing research, a new way of teaching, a new way of learning. It brings together students and faculty from so many different disciplines. The scientists, the physicists, and chemists, and mathematicians with engineers to collaborate to solve these […]

4ocean Partnerships | Oceanic Preservation Society

4ocean’s missions intertwines exactly with ours – we’re both in the business of trying to save the world, and we need you, we need them because these bracelets are one of the ways that we can do what we do. It’s the funding that we need to do this work. Bracelets that are made from […]

In Mongolia, BYU’s $400 retrofit could reduce toxic air pollution

When we began this project, we didn’t expect to go see the Mongolian countryside. To be on national television. To be taking Mongolian lessons from 10-year-olds. To meet the prime minister. To be so cold. We didn’t expect that we would be making friends halfway across the world. Ulaanbaatar’s the coldest capital in the whole […]

This lake now has legal rights, just like you

In the summer of 2014, a giant algae bloom took over Lake Erie. It was so big, you could see it from space. This algae contained a toxin that could cause vomiting and liver damage. “Leaving over half a million people with no safe drinking water.” “Residents have been served notice: stop drinking water. Don’t […]

Tales of Sweetgrass & Trees: Robin Wall Kimmerer & Richard Powers with Terry Tempest Williams

Good evening, and welcome to Tales of Sweet Grass and Trees. I’m Robin Kelsey, and I’m Dean of Arts and Humanities here at Harvard and co-convener with my colleague, Ian Miller of the Environment Forum at the Mahindra Humanities Center. And it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you all and to introduce tonight’s event– […]

P4A: The Xerces Society [CC]

Did you know that some invertebrates, like millipedes, fluoresce under UV light? Or that jumping spiders can see in color? Or that in the spring, bumblebee queens fight to the death for the best places to start a new nest? The world is covered in insects. And while that might seem like the premise for […]

The Sex Lives of Christmas Trees | Deep Look

Before there was this… and this.. and this and this and this… …there was this. The humble pine cone. It’s more than a Christmas decoration. It’s an ancient form of tree sex. This is a female pine cone This one is male. Most cone-bearing trees — they’re called conifers — produce both kinds. And each […]