Bishops United Against Gun Violence pledge to work with Biden…

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A copy of this letter was also sent to all members of Congress.Dear President Biden and Vice President Harris:On behalf of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a network of more than 100 bishops in The Episcopal Church representing more than 1.1 million Episcopalians in more than 4,200 congregations spread across 314 Congressional districts, we write to thank you for your longtime support of sensible gun violence measures. We are grateful, especially, for your recent call to Congress to enact background checks on all gun sales, ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminate immunity for gun manufacturers.Thank you, too, for your pledge to take executive action when necessary to stop gun violence, and to establish a task force to focus on the connection between mass shootings, online harassment, extremism, and violence against women. We applaud these efforts and ask that you and your administration urge Congress to enact the kind of powerful legislation we need to save the lives of more than 37,000 Americans who now die each year from gun violence.We stand ready to assist your administration in advocating for and serving as champions for policies that can help end what we call the unholy trinity of poverty, racism and gun violence. To this lifesaving work, we bring strong partnerships with national and community gun violence organizations across the country and an engaged network of Episcopalians in our congregations and communities. Together, we seek to witness to our belief in a God of life, even in the face of death.In our struggle against the evil of gun violence, we offer several contributions:We provide spiritual support for those living with gunshot wounds, with grief, with fear and with the temptation of hopelessness. We advocate for broader and easier access to mental health services for those at risk of suicide.We teach, bringing an ethic of Christian compassion and concern for the common good to bear on debates regarding unjust economic and legal structures, public safety, individual rights and our responsibilities to one another as children of God.We hold public liturgies—vigils, processions, and prayer services—to commemorate the dead and inspire the living.With the support of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations in Washington D.C., we are persistent advocates for common sense gun safety measures like background checks, holding gun manufacturers accountable, closing the Charleston and hate crime loopholes, and other policy proposals that you have outlined in your gun violence platform.Although the last four years have brought little progress toward curbing gun violence, we commend House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro and former chair, the Honorable Nita Lowey, for their perseverance in securing $25 million in the FY2020 appropriations bill for gun violence prevention research following their March 2019 hearing on the public health aspects of gun violence. We encourage this federal investment in public health research that can help safeguard the lives of all of God’s people in the United States while respecting the Second Amendment, and we urge you to allocate more research funding in future budgets even as we work together to enact your legislative agenda to end gun violence.Thank you for your commitment to this holy work. We look forward to working together.Faithfully,The Rt. Rev. Ian T. DouglasEpiscopal Church in ConnecticutThe Rt. Rev. Daniel G.P. GutiérrezEpiscopal Diocese of PennsylvaniaThe Rt. Rev. Steven A. MillerEpiscopal Diocese of Milwaukee, resigned Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Gun Violence Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

Steve Morgan Foundation makes £1m pledge for type 1 diabetes research

first_img Tagged with: Major gift The Steve Morgan Foundation marked November’s Diabetes Awareness Month by making a further charitable pledge of £1million to support type 1 diabetes research. Businessman and philanthropist Steve Morgan, and his wife Sally who is a trustee of the Foundation, have had their family life impacted by type 1 diabetes since 2017 when Sally’s son, Hugo, was diagnosed with the condition at the age of seven.The Steve Morgan Foundation had already, in 2018, pledged £3m to JDRF’s mission to cure the condition.The £1million pledge will help fund JDRF’s research programme, which includes immunotherapy studies. These aim to reset the misfiring immune system response seen in type 1 diabetes. The research programme also includes ‘smart’ insulin research – which could one day allow people with type 1 diabetes to have just one injection a week, instead of several a day.The pledge will also enable JDRF to accelerate vital clinical trials and ensures research can be boosted in an attempt to cure type 1 diabetes, and to enhance current technologies, helping to make them available on the NHS.Karen Addington, Chief Executive of JDRF in the UK, said:“JDRF identifies the most promising research opportunities internationally, and collaborates with world-leading researchers here in the UK, to deliver those breakthroughs needed. The support of Steve, Sally and the Steve Morgan Foundation will help us push the boundaries of medical science, to move closer to the type 1 diabetes cure.”Steve Morgan commented: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  351 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Image: Steve and Sally Morgan in JDRF funded lab.  350 total views,  2 views today Steve Morgan Foundation makes £1m pledge for type 1 diabetes research “Type 1 diabetes is indiscriminate, it can hit anyone and is life changing, not only for the person diagnosed but for the whole family. Through our Foundation Sally and I are delighted to be major supporters of JDRF in their research programme to find a cure. We’re determined to beat this thing for Hugo and all the other Hugo’s in the world.” Melanie May | 24 December 2019 | Newslast_img read more

Local newspaper correspondent beaten in her office in Guanajuato state

first_img Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 5, 2021 Find out more Newspaper reporter Karla Silva was beaten up by three assailants yesterday in her office in Silao, a town in the central state of Guanajuato, where she works as the local correspondent of El Heraldo de León.“Three men went to our correspondent’s bureau in Silao and attacked her, beating her bloody, threatening her and telling her to stop ‘pissing everyone off’ with her articles,” El Heraldo de León deputy editor Carlos Martínez Vertí told Reporters Without Borders.They had visited Silva’s office several times earlier in the day, asking for her by name, harassing her assistant and taking a computer and four mobile phones.Silva’s reporting has been very critical of the Silao municipal government, headed by a mayor who is a member of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). She has written about the poor services in Silao, the high crime rate, wasteful use of resources and the lack of transparency.Local officials have often complained about her coverage and have repeatedly tried to obstruct her work. She said after yesterday’s attack that she was sure that her assailants were sent by one of these officials.“Silva, who is now hospitalized, has filed a complaint with the local prosecutor’s office while we have already reported this attack to the special prosecutor for attacks on freedom of expression,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “We urge the authorities to move quickly to identify and arrest not only the assailants but also, and above all, those who gave them their orders.”The attack on Silva came just two days after Victor Pérez, a journalist with the magazine Sucesos, was murdered in Chihuahua state, and shots were fired at newspaper editor Ignacio Domínguez’s home in Veracruz state. A threatening message was also left inside a pig’s head on Domínguez’s doorstep.Mexico is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Mexico May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more News MexicoAmericas Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora statecenter_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say to go further RSF_en September 5, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local newspaper correspondent beaten in her office in Guanajuato state News Reports News Receive email alerts Organisation last_img read more

Esri Ireland says KN link could speed up broadband implementation

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook By News Highland – December 9, 2019 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Google+ Previous articleMcNulty takes the reigns in KilcarNext article“I never lobbied for Ballyness Bay applicant” – Doherty News Highland WhatsApp A company which is backing a new digital hub in Letterkenny says a new digital mapping system could help speed up the rollout of broadband across Ireland.Esri Ireland, which specialises in Geographic Information Systems, has implemented a new system for telecom network service provider, KN Circet.KN Circet is expanding its Design and Innovation Hub in Letterkenny, from which designs will be sent out to teams on the ground, assessed, and then sent back for modification where necessary.Dermot O’Kane of Esri Ireland says it means up to a 20% reduction in the time taken for KN Circet engineers to complete network operations………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/dermesri1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Pic – (L to R): Dermot O’Kane, Head of Sales, Esri Ireland; and Greg Mullen, Head of Planning and Design, KN Circet. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Esri Ireland says KN link could speed up broadband implementation Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Division Chair, Inpatient Psychiatry

first_imgPosting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. RankOpen 1. Administration/Leadership30% Division Chair administration; leading, managing anddirecting the division by:• Recruiting, retaining, supervising, monitoring productivity, anddeveloping careers of faculty and staff in the division• Developing divisional strategic plan in conjunction withdepartment, health system, and School of Medicine• Collaborating with other departments, School ofMedicine/University, VCUHS hospitals and clinics, community/public,private partners to achieve the mission, vision, and goals• Assessing and setting goals for clinical teaching and academicproductivity; including research/scholarly activities• Developing and implementing creative and effective models ofinpatient care• Maintaining excellent integration with nursing, social work,etc.• Monitoring and managing inpatient volumes, throughput, andclinical care• Assisting the Department Chair with fund raising and developmentactivities and other administrative/leadership roles asapplicable• Maintaining and enhancing diversity2. Teaching20% teaching and teaching-related activities by:• Leading inpatient educational efforts for trainees• Preparing and presenting instructional materials, lectures, andevaluations• Integrating medical students, residents, fellows, and colleaguesin adult inpatient psychiatry and other colleagues whereappropriate• Monitoring and maintaining personal professional skills throughlocal and national continuing education, including attending andpresenting at Grand Rounds3. Research20% research activities:• Integrating individual research and/or developing researchactivities for the division4. Clinical30% clinical services:• Delivering direct patient care on the inpatient unit and/oroutpatient if applicable• Covering evening and weekend call pursuant to departmentexpectations Preferred Qualifications Working TitleDivision Chair, Inpatient Psychiatry DepartmentPsychiatry Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Type of SearchNational Position Responsibilities Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/96808 Proposed Hire Date07/01/2020 Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Position NumberF52380 o Fellowship trainedo Developed/developing research portfolio We are seeking an accomplished and innovative board certifiedPsychiatrist to serve as the Division Chair of Adult InpatientServices. This is an opportunity for a dynamic leader to help theDepartment of Psychiatry build collaborative relationships withclinicians, scientists, trainees, and students and to work acrossthe university and externally. Reporting directly to the DepartmentChair, the core responsibilities of this position include, but arenot limited to: managing and directing a 42 bed adult inpatientunit, supervising and training medical students, residents, andfellows, coordinating, developing and implementing best practices,some clinical duties, and developing/conducting research. Number of Months12 School/UnitSchool of Medicinecenter_img Diversity Statement Information Open Until FilledYes The mission of the Division of Adult Inpatient Psychiatry is toadvance research, education, and clinical care for patients. Application Process/Additional Information Date Posted01/27/2020 Required Qualifications Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsOther Document Posted Salary o U.S. medical degree or equivalento Board Certified in Psychiatryo Licensed in Virginia or eligible to be licensedo DEA licensureo 5 to 10 years of post-residency experience in adult inpatientserviceso Experience in academic psychiatry and leadershipo Teaching and integrating medical students, residents, andfellowso Recruiting, retaining, and developing faculty, providers, andstaffo Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU Tenure StatusOpen Application Deadline Date Mission or Goal of Unit Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty To apply, submit letter of interest and CV online via eJobs(https://www.vcujobs.com/). Only electronic applications will beaccepted. All submitted applications must include a letter ofinterest and CV.Questions should be directed to Tammy Beltz, HR Manager, [email protected] Grant funded position?Nolast_img read more

EAT: Gino’s Pizzeria

first_imgGino’s Pizzeria 94 Gloucester Green (01865) 794446 Italian food and Italian restaurants have taken Oxford by storm over the last couple of years, bringing with them a superior offering of pizza and pasta to that previously supplied by the dismal doughy Pizza Hut. At the very pinnacle of Italian eateries, sits Gino’s. For some reason, and I have yet to fathom why, this place isn’t particularly well known. I think it’s in the marketing. Gino’s serves the best pizza and pasta I’ve ever had outside Italy and yet it’s very often empty. This is a sad, sad thing. I’ve often chatted with the manager about how he could better market the place but he seems more interested in the quality of his sauces. The silly man should learn the lesson from Pizza Hut that quality is apparently irrelevant. And it’s not as if the punters are going for cost over taste, Pizza Hut is hardly cheap and, of all the pizza restaurants in Oxford, Gino’s is certainly the best value. Two courses won’t cost you more than a tenner. The quality of pizza is all in the dough. Gino’s dough actually tastes homemade. It’s soft and flavourful and not smothered by the toppings. The pasta at Gino’s is actually as good as that offered in the restaurants of Florence and Siena. The Spaghetti Amatriciana is the best: chilli sauce (not too hot so as to overwhelm the other ingredients) with bacon. A perfect three-course meal at Gino’s would start with mussels (avoid the bruscetta, I have to admit it’s quite poor and you can certainly get better at ASK or Pizza Hut), move on to the Spaghetti Amatriciana and finish with the chocolate fudge cake with cream – heaven on a plate. Perhaps the best feature of Gino’s is its atmosphere: a tiny, cosy place with paintings of Italy on the ceiling and walls, all tucked away next to Glouster Green bus station. Cheap, cute and succulent – what more could you ask for?ARCHIVE: 5th week TT 2004last_img read more

Food thief strikes Hertford

first_imgA series of thefts from communal fridges at Hertford College has led to third-year students proposing a motion for the JCR to take action against the culprit. The motion calls for additional security and harsh punishment of the criminal.The proposers of the motion, Matt Jones and Hari Jackson, explained the details of their proposal, saying, “We have asked the JCR to allocate £250 pounds for the installation of the best possible security system, ideally featuring a combination of CCTV, motion detectors and (although we admit this is optimistic) a fingerprint-coded lock on the fridge.” He continued, “As for what was stolen, we are currently down half a chicken and bacon sandwich, a chicken triple and a Tesco ‘Everyday Value’ tikka masala (at least).  We appear to be dealing with a thief specialising in chicken-based carb dishes, as nothing else has been stolen from a fridge that had contained a large number of beers, smoked salmon and a Terry’s Chocolate Orange over the last two weeks.”When asked about the identity of the thief, the pair revealed, “We haven’t ruled anyone out. We’re very keen on poetic justice, and as such if the thief is caught we would like to see them mandated by the JCR to eat an entire roast chicken during the duration of the next meeting.” They added, “We are greatly saddened by these events, as combined with the RONing debacle of two weeks ago it feels like Hertford is forgetting its true identity,” but added that “we are sure the JCR will do its utmost to stop this pillaging and approve our motion.”It seems that chicken theft at Hertford is a long-standing problem. One second-year History student traced food thefts back to last year. She commented, “Someone took an entire pack  of chicken breasts from the fridge. It was tragic. I had an exciting chicken-based curry planned. Despite pleas and angry appeals for the chicken to be replaced, I never found the culprit.” However, she continued, “CCTV and motion sensors may be taking things a bit too far and creating a culture of fear and paranoia at Hertford. It is a sad day if we come to that.”When asked about the food thefts motion, Hertford JCR President Hugh Baker told Cherwell, “I have no knowledge of any food thefts. We had a JCR meeting last Sunday, our next one is Sunday of 8th. There was no motion regarding food theft last Sunday, and there hasn’t been one submitted for next time.last_img read more

BREAKING: University confirms 12 positive cases this week

first_imgThe university has confirmed 12 cases amongst staff and students from Early Alert Service tests for the 23rd-29th January, a slight increase from the record-low 7 cases reported last week. The number of tests administered has dropped slightly from 103 to 99, with a positivity rate of 12.1%, almost twice that of last week’s figure. According to Public Health England, cases have been dropping in Oxford Central and East Central Oxford, but rising again in North Central Oxford and Osney, Jericho & Port Meadow. In the seven days up to January 26th, 10 cases were reported in Oxford Central, 20 in East Central Oxford, 8 in North Central Oxford, and 12 in Osney, Jericho & Port Meadow. Since the University started the Early Alert Service, 6,439 tests have been administered, with 1,229 coming back positive and an average positivity rate of 19.1%. Last term, the lowest number of positive tests reported in a week was 21. Cases have remained low this term outside of the spike of 45 cases reported in week 0. last_img read more

Jerry Jam Brought Great Music To Help Keep The Spirit Of Jerry Garcia Alive [Review/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Last weekend, in the rolling hills of New Hampshire, Jerry Jam celebrated it’s 21st anniversary in remembering the life of Jerry Garcia, and celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead. What started out as a gathering of friends and family has since turned into a full blown festival on the grounds of Klay Knoll Farm in Bath, NH. Fans of the festival drove in from near and far to attend. The great thing about the fest is that VW bus owners got in for free and had their own special camping spot up on the ridge. If you’ve never been, it should be known that the grounds are in a natural amphitheater setting. Buses up on the hill have a prime viewing and listening spot for the stage down below. The views and natural setting surrounding Jerry Jam are just as beautiful. Rolling hills surround the venue, with streams and waterfalls nearby. In the morning, a quiet fog rolls over the grass creating a picturesque wake up call as peaks of hills stick out from wispy low lying clouds. This family friendly festival had something for everyone. A kids tent, set up with all kinds of games, toys, and activities throughout the day, made it easy to enjoy time with the family without missing a moment of the music. Family camping was also available so those with young children could enjoy a quieter area to call home during the weekend. Food vendors of all kinds made sure to feed the masses. Everything from pizza, to banana bread smoothies, to vegan delights were available to quiet those hunger pangs. Hydration stations made it easy to stay hydrated throughout the humid weekend. Attendees were also able to bring coolers down to the stage area, where many set up camp with chairs and blankets. The music over the four days was non-stop. Thursday’s line-up began in the afternoon with something for everyone. Sly Richard opened up the four days of music with their mix of rock, blues, Americana, and good ol’ jamming. Barnyard Pimps, kept the party going before Hayley Jane and the Primates busted out their grooves. Melvin Seals made his first appearance of the festival as he performed with Cats Under The Stars. Keller Williams and his Compadres closed the first night of the run on the main stage, followed by Entrain at the late night stage.Friday was a full day of music, starting with bluegrass from Puddn’head. The afternoon followed with such acts as Jack Alexander, Los Huevos, DEAD Undercover, and Otis Grove with Akashic Horns. The evening was crammed with heavy hitters, starting with Max Creek, before once again having Melvin Seals take the stage, this time with JGB. As if temperatures weren’t hot enough, Seals’ organ jams were off the charts on fire, as Heidi Harris and Devin Noel, along with Zach Nugent, of Cats Under the Stars, joined the group. Wrapping up the evening’s performances on the main stage was Pink Talking Fish, who began their set with “God Bless America.” Unfortunately, midway through their show, mother nature had other ideas. A thunderstorm rolled through the area and caused a temporary interruption of the music.  Once the lightning, and heavy downpours subsided, the band wasted no time picking up where they left off. The late night stage had people dancing well into the wee hours with Blind Owl Band.Saturday started off hot and steamy, with Hurricane waking up the venue, followed by Rice, a band that threw out chill, relaxed vibes throughout their set. Hints of more rain teased the crowd throughout the day, but continued to hold off. A kids parade, led by The Van Burens, marched throughout the grounds for all to enjoy. Children of all ages strutted their stuff with hula hoops, butterfly wings, drums, and colorful dance streamers, while the Van Burens created a Mardi Gras feel with the music. Fennario filled the midafternoon with the joyous sounds of The Grateful Dead. A special treat of Midnight North, featuring Grahame Lesh, the son of Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, was a hit in the late afternoon.  However, mother nature decided to rain on the party as buckets of torrential downpours, along with thunder and lightning, fell from the sky. The band was forced to cut their set short to let the storm pass. Doobie Decibel System was up next, just in time for the skies to clear and the sun to finally peak through the clouds. As if the Pied Piper himself were there, the crowds came out in droves, from hiding in tents, to dance the day away. Early evening crowds gathered to catch the Dead Set Super Jam, featuring Melvin Seals. The group consisted of Tony Markellis, Joe Chapman, Zach Nugent, Russ Lawton, and Dan Sternstein. Wow, that set did not disappoint.  Seals squeezed every last drop of energy from his keys, and Nugent lit up the night with electrified guitar tones that just wouldn’t quit.  Even after the rains cooled down the venue, the music created a steamy vibe in the air, and had the entire crowd swaying to the beats. Goosebumps ran up and down the arms as the melodies blew everyone away. After a much needed breather from the super set, Melvin Seals continued right on going with JGB for their evening performance. He didn’t skip a beat, as the jams grew with intensity.  Saturday was simply magical, as the rain made way for staggering depths of tones, and lively beats of bliss. The second performance of Pink Talking Fish, once again, finished off the days musical enjoyment on the main stage. The crowd was packed for their performance, and from there, made their way to the late night stage for The Van Burens after hours party jam.Sunday was filled with Americana, folk, and bluegrass.  Parker Hill Road, followed by Strawberry Farm Band got things rolling with the early sets. Sly Dog, and Klay Knoll Farm Band continued the afternoon sets, which were perfection on a sunny Sunday afternoon under bright blue skies and white puffy clouds. The Peacheaters, featuring Dave Brunyak of Pink Talking Fish as special guest on guitar, recreated the crowd favorite tunes of the Allman Brothers. The festival’s final performance was by Dead Winter Carpenters. This outstanding band featured a mix of bluegrass, folk, and Americana woven throughout their set. Ghostly tones emanated from the rosined bow and had the venue in awe of this hidden gem of a talented band. They didn’t close the festival, but in the words of the announcer who so graciously introduced each and every act throughout the weekend stated, “they are not the last band, but the first band to the countdown of Jerry Jam 2017.”If you have not been to Jerry Jam, and you live in the New England area, definitely put it on your list of fests to check out. The venue is intimate, naturally beautiful, and forces you to be cut off from the rest of the world due to limited to no cell service. With so many sights and sounds to experience throughout the weekend, it makes for a fantastic festival with friends and family alike.  For more information on Jerry Jam, please visit their official website.Words by Sarah Bourque.  Follow on Twitter.Photography by TJ Mulhall.  Special thanks to Sarah French for additional photos. A full gallery of images can be seen below.last_img read more

Think there’s no way to tackle climate change? Think again.

first_imgScientists and engineers all over the world have been grappling with the realities of climate change for decades: collecting evidence, communicating dangers, and working together to develop solutions. At Harvard, scientists at all career levels are developing solutions to protect the global food supply, clear the air of dangerous particles and gases, secure clean water supplies, and develop clean sources of energy.To mark Climate Week 2019, we created a short video to highlight some of these discoveries and inventions. Here are a few of the science and technology stories that inspired it.Using solar energy to turn sunlight, water, and air into liquid fuels and fertilizersExpanding the reach of the bionic leaf: With an eye on population growth, scientists expand their work on the artificial leaf to produce biofuels and biofertilizer, which can aid agriculture in developing worldBionic leaf turns sunlight into liquid fuel (video): New system surpasses efficiency of photosynthesisStoring energy generated by wind and solar farms, so we can use it when it’s calm or cloudyNew organic flow battery brings decomposing molecules back to life: “Zombie” molecules dramatically increase battery lifetimeOrganic Mega Flow Battery transcends lifetime, voltage thresholds: Dubbed “Methuselah,” new molecule outlives previous chemistriesHow flow batteries work (video)Harnessing nature to make industries and homes cleaner and greenerSaving the Planet with Robots, Microbes, and Nanotechnology: From the Redwood Forest to the gulf stream waters, biologically inspired engineering is enabling a more sustainable futureNanoarchitectures for air purification (video): Butterfly-inspired coating for catalytic converters dramatically lowers the cost of cleaning airFouling marine fouling (video):Minimizing drag and energy consumption by shipsUsing bacteria to produce more sustainable plasticsRewiring bacteria for large scale biofuel and bioplastic production: Changing the fatty acid metabolism of bacteria could pave the way toward a more sustained environmentUnderstanding how pollution affects our resources, and those of our neighborsFrom sea to rising sea: Climate change will affect every American in the coming decades. The question is, to what degree?Mercury levels in fish are on the rise: As water temperatures increase, so does risk of exposure to toxic methylmercuryA precise chemical fingerprint of the Amazon: Drone-based monitoring system reveals important information on the health of the AmazonResearching how pollution affects climate change in the Amazon (video): Part of GoAmazon 2014, an international campaign coordinated with the U.S. Department of EnergyCreating new technologies to prevent erosionLaying some groundwork for environmental protection (video): Robot builds erosion barriers from interlocking metal sheets, while robot swarms could protect threatened areasHelping cities to keep things moving, sustainablyTransportation, Equity, Climate, and Health Study (TRECH) study to analyze potential health benefits of transportation policies aimed at curbing climate changeStreet battle: Transportation expert advocates agitating for more pedestrian-friendly spacesPothole politics (audio story): Do pothole-reporting apps actually improve citizen participation in local government?Getting the facts straight about climate and health, so people can take action to protect their communitiesHarvard Advanced Leadership Initiative’s 2019 Climate Change Deep Dive: an in-depth view of the complexities and opportunities surrounding global climate issuesKids and climate: How climate solutions protect children from pollutants and help them live healthier livesClimate change, heatwaves, and health: How you can keep your child healthy in a warming climateAirborne dust threatens human health in Southwest: Increases in dust due to climate change could result in additional illness and deaths in U.S. Southwest by 2100Climate change takes heavy toll on health, lawmakers told: Aaron Bernstein testifies before the House Committee on Oversight and ReformA focus on earth’s other greenhouse gas problem: Methane (video)Working together, we can turn discoveries into solutions for a more sustainable worldTackling climate change in the MBA classroom (video)Greenland Foreign Minister Discusses Climate Challenges and Problem-Solving with Arctic InitiativeLeadership and the climate change challenge (video)Discover moreTackling Climate ChangeBrowse stories: Climate research at HarvardHarvard Business School: Business and EnvironmentJournalist’s Resource: Covering environmental issueslast_img read more