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A coal burning power plant in Scottsdale, Arizona

Fine particle pollution, like that generated by coal-burning power plants, has been linked to increases in neurological disease.

Photograph by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Research

Hospitalizations for neurological disease rise with increases in fine particle pollution.

10.19.20

A California hillside burns

Wildfires in California are one example of climate-change damages happening now.

Photograph by Kyle Grillot/AFP via Getty Images

Coming to terms with climate change’s relentless, long-term fallout

November-December 2020

Emaciated cattle at a market in the Sahel region of Africa

Fulani herders gather in June 2019 at a cattle market in the Sahel region of Africa. Rising temperatures are making life harder in this semi-arid region, driving inhabitants to cities.

Photograph by Marco Longari /AFP via Getty Images

November-December 2020

An illustration of social capital, the subject of the book being reviewed, in the form of an individual versus a group working together

Illustration by Kotryna Zukauskaite

In search of optimism, a sweeping interpretation of American social history

November-December 2020

photograph of two election mail envelopes with face masks

Election mail envelopes with face masks

Photograph by Tiffany Tertipes/via Unsplash

A White House-led effort to recast public discourse 

10.6.20

Headshot portraits of: Roberto Gonzales, Peggy Koenig, Michelle Rodriguez, Julio Reyes Copello, Sergio Trujillo

Clockwise from top left: Roberto Gonzales, Peggy Koenig, Michelle Rodriguez, Julio Reyes Copello, Sergio Trujillo
Image collage by Niko Yaitanes/Harvard Magazine

Sociologist Roberto Gonzales’s research is becoming a musical.

10.1.20

Michael Kremer

Michael Kremer
Photograph courtesy Michael Kremer/Harvard University

Development economist pulls up roots.

8.24.20

Photograph of Bharat Ramamurti

Bharat Ramamurti

Photograph by Jason Hornick/Courtesy of Bharat Ramamurti

Bharat Ramamurti ’03 oversees CARES Act spending—and pursues corporate reform.

September-October 2020

View of the Royall House and the slave quarters.

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(1 of 4) The Georgian mansion and adjacent slave quarters were once part of a 500-acre farm just north of Boston.

Photograph by Theresa Kelliher/Courtesy of the Royall House and Slave Quarters museum

Preserving black history as “an act of liberation”

September-October 2020