Environment central to grassroots political initiative led by students, professor

On Sunday night, Demo­c­ratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debated in Flint, Michigan, the city facing a dev­as­tating lead-​​contamination water crisis. For sev­eral North­eastern stu­dents, as well as pro­fessor Daniel Faber, the debate hit home on a very per­sonal level, as the envi­ron­ment is cen­tral to a grass­roots polit­ical initiative—called Envi­ron­men­tal­ists for Bernie.

State honors Northeastern youth outreach program

Beach Sis­ters, an out­reach pro­gram at Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center designed to help under­served school-​​aged girls develop sci­en­tific inquiry and cit­i­zen­ship skills, received an award at the Mass­a­chu­setts State House on Monday.

Alternative Spring Break: A firsthand account

Through one of Northeastern’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break pro­grams, 11 stu­dents ven­tured into the Florida Ever­glades to clean up trash and remove inva­sive species from the environment.

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.

Fast track to environmental career

Master’s degree in hand, North­eastern alumna wins com­pet­i­tive pres­i­den­tial fel­low­ship to work on fed­eral high-​​speed rail project