In the first installment of our two-part series looking at some of the big stories and bright ideas primed to make headlines in the new year, faculty experts explain that politically motivated cyberattacks will continue, innovative solutions to climate change are on the horizon, and bipartisan support for healthcare legislation is possible.
Senate Democrats are three times more likely to follow science-related Twitter accounts than their Republican peers, according to a new study led by Northeastern’s Brian Helmuth. The research shows the growing divide between parties on the issue of climate change, but also provides hope, says Helmuth, pointing to individuals who cross the aisle and bridge the gap.
Wildfires continue to rage for a third week in and around the city of Fort McMurray in Canada’s Alberta province, the country’s oil-sands capital. Some 96,000 people have been evacuated from the area and 2,400 buildings have been destroyed. We spoke with three Northeastern experts who share insight into how the catastrophe will affect climate change, the likely impact on U.S. consumers, and how the Fort McMurray community can recover.
The two-week U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change ended in Paris on Saturday with nearly 200 nations agreeing on a plan to combat climate change. Here, Northeastern professors discuss the good, the remaining challenges, and the future of this historic accord.
Blurb: When discussing one of the most contentious topics of the 21st century—climate change—finding the balance between fact and emotion is precarious, say Northeastern faculty.
As authorities continue to debate the topic, marine science expert Brian Helmuth explains how barnacles on a recently discovered fragment of an airplane wing could help investigators determine if the debris came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Graduate student Jessica Torossian encountered winter’s beauty in the form of frost flowers while performing field research on blue mussels in the Gulf of Maine.
Northeastern professor Brian Helmuth and a group of international researchers recently published a review paper in Climate Change Responses calling for a new approach to understanding and predicting the impact of climate change.
In this guest blog post to iNSolution, Jennifer Mocarski, who works in Northeastern’s Urban Coastal Sustainability Initiative, writes about INSHORE, a newly formed global network of marine scientists. Earlier this […]
Northeastern professor Brian Helmuth, an expert on climate change and environmental policy, has co-authored a paper in the journal Nature Climate Change examining the need to further integrate science into U.S. climate and ocean policy.
Some scientists get to have all the fun. Last week my colleague Joan Lynch and I made the trip up to Nahant to visit with a team of marine researchers based at […]
Last week, Northeastern researchers were joined by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Stephen W. Director to converse with audience members at the Boston Museum of Science from a unique vantage point: the bottom of the ocean at the Aquarius Reef Base off Florida’s coast.
Northeastern marine science professors Brian Helmuth and Mark Patterson discuss the decision for Northeastern to join forces with Mission 31, the monthlong underwater expedition off the Florida coast and headed by Fabien Cousteau.
As part of a month-long underwater research mission, graduate student Allison Matzelle will lead a project studying the flow of energy through one of the oldest organisms in the world: the giant barrel sponge.
U.S. Reps. John Tierney and Katherine Clark, as well as staff members from U.S. Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren’s offices, visited Northeastern’s unique urban coastal research facility in Nahant on Wednesday to learn more about the interdisciplinary work taking place there.
Northeastern researchers will investigate the effects of global change on reef ecology as part of Mission 31, documentary filmmaker Fabien Cousteau’s 31-day underwater expedition off the coast of Florida.
In the first session of the semester-long Open Classroom series on the world’s water crisis, Shafik Islam, the director of the Water Diplomacy Initiative at Tufts University, posed a chilling question: “Will water lead to war?”
Northeastern professors have teamed up with Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, to lead Mission-31—a 31-day research operation on the ocean floor off Florida’s coast.
Two new faculty based at the Marine Science Center are harvesting data from the ocean to understand how global change has impacted its ecosystems and will continue to do so in the future.
At the first annual Sustaining Coastal Cities conference, national and international leaders began a conversation on the future of fisheries.
Experts from academia and the public and private sectors converged at Northeastern for a daylong symposium focused on how to design sustainable cities for the future.
Hosted by the College of Science, the Sustainable Cities Conference will bring together world leaders to discuss the fragile state of marine ecosystems.