From fish tank to food table

Kelsey Julius, AMD/SSH’12, says fish waste could trans­form the urban farming industry. Her ven­ture, Fish Your Food, aims to har­ness the power of a new urban farming tech­nique called aquaponics to grow and market organic produce.

3Qs: Back to the dust bowl?

The western and southern United States is cur­rently expe­ri­encing the worst drought since 1988. We asked Auroop Gan­guly, a pro­fessor of civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering, to explain the effects of cli­mate change on drought and its impact on the environment.

Swimming in that ‘dirty’ water?

Ferdi Hell­weger, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of envi­ron­mental engi­neering, was awarded the Envi­ron­mental Merit Award by the EPA in recog­ni­tion of his work to make the Charles River swim­mable once again.

One person’s trash is their treasure

An unwanted toaster and a chance con­ver­sa­tion lead North­eastern stu­dent to found a campus orga­ni­za­tion that pro­motes the reuse of student-​​life sta­ples — with the ulti­mate ben­efit to charity