Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Anne Short Gianotti will be participating in a “Science by the Pint” outreach event tonight, Wednesday April 20th, 2016, as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.
This “Science by the Pint” event is titled “In a Haze: Studying Marijuana.” As part of the event, Short Gianotti will be talking about the challenges of researching and governing the environmental effects of cannabis cultivation.
The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Aeronaut Brewing Company at 14 Tyler St. in Somerville. Click this Science by the Pint link or this Cambridge Science Festival link for more information.
The event description is included below:
In a Haze: Studying Marijuana
Wednesday, April 20, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St, Somerville
It’s 4/20, so Harvard’s Science by the Pint is teaming up with the Aeronaut Brewery and the Cambridge Science Festival to learn about the science of marijuana! Our researchers are here to discuss with you the challenges of studying a (mostly) illegal substance, and get into their research on the effects of marijuana on the brain, the environmental issues around growing weed, and how America’s relationship with the drug has evolved. So grab a beer and get talking!
Earth & Environment Professors Bruce Anderson and Anthony Janetos, along with participants from NOAA, the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers, IFC International and the City of Cambridge, led a 2-day training of professional and governmental leaders designed to increase their understanding of climate science and variability, identify their exposure to climate hazards, and help them conduct vulnerability assessments.
Run by the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), these regional trainings are part of a certification process that enables individuals within private, civic, and government organizations to develop strategies for responding to climate-related risks and opportunities, and to build enterprise capacity and leadership to respond to climate change.
This was the inaugural training for the New England CCOs; others have been held in Washington DC, Florida, and California.
To learn more about Prof. Anderson’s work, you can visit his website here.
To learn more about Prof. Janetos’s work, you can visit his website here.
The lecture, “Mapping in the 21st Century: Maps, Apps, Tools & Beyond” is open to the public but registration is required. To learn more about the event and register, visit the event website here.
To learn more about Professor Gopal’s work, check out her profile page.
Earth & Environment Associate Professor Lucy Hutyra will be in the Kendall Square area tonight to give a talk on “Investigating Urban Carbon Cycles.”
The talk will focus on the role of urban environments in contributing to CO2 emissions and how cities can potential “serve as ‘first responders’ for climate action” (Facebook event page).
The talk begins at 7:00 pm at the Science Cafe at 650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge. The talk is free and open to the public though space is limited. You can RSVP for the event here.
The Boston University Initiative on Cities‘s and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future‘s conference “Sea Level Rise & the Future of Coastal Cities” will feature Earth & Environment Professor Tony Janetos, Professor Nathan Phillips, and Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra.
The conference, held this Thursday and Friday Nov 13-14, will take place in the Metcalf Trustee Center Ballroom and features an extensive agenda on topics related to sea level rise, climate change, and the urban environment.
Professor and Director of the Pardee Center Tony Janetos is organizing the event and will also deliver the keynote address of Friday morning at 9:15 am.
Following Prof. Janetos’s keynote, a panel of scientists will discuss “The Science of Sea Level Rise and Climate Change” which Prof. Nathan Phillips will moderate.
Later in the day Prof. Lucy Hutyra will moderate a panel titled “Innovative Partnerships, Share Missions” that will feature “a multi-discipline panel…discuss[ing] how research institutions, and particularly universities, can collaborate with outside partners such as federal, state and local governments to identify the most fertile technologies and strategies for combating sea level rise and shifting coast lines” (“Agenda“).
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited; visit the conference’s website to register.
The seminar is on “The Future of Urban Housing: Enhancing Energy Efficiency” and will feature Kaufmann and Mechanical Engineer Associate Professor Michael Gevelber and will be moderated by Pardee Senior Research Associate Enrique R. Silva.
Limited seating is available and RSVP is required by this Friday, September 12th. Lunch will also be served at the event beginning at 11:30.
To learn more about Robert Kaufmann’s work, check out his profile page.
The conference, held June 12th through the 15th, will focus on the increasing urbanization of humanity and the environmental problems that result from urbanization. Some of the topics include:
- Urban Environments and how they function
- CO2 greenhouse gases and warming
- Air, water and soil pollutants
- Human health in the city
- Vegetation in the city
- Built environment and urban climate
- Alleviation or urban stress problems
Hutyra will be discussing “Urbanization and the carbon cycle.”
Earth & Environment Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler‘s recent New England Aquarium lecture titled “The Immortal Life of Nitrogen” is now available online.
You can also see the entire New England Aquarium Lecture Series on their YouTube Channel.
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