Wildfires raged recently through the foothills of Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains, damaging more than 1,400 structures and killing 14 people. Last week, two juveniles were charged with aggravated arson in connection with them. Northeastern’s Auroop Ganguly, an expert on climate extremes, notes that the “chain of causality” in such events is complex, with human activity significant but other factors, including climate change, also playing a role.
More than 170 countries reached a landmark climate deal last weekend to limit the use of a chemical used in air conditioners and refrigerators that’s been called the world’s fastest-growing climate pollutant. Northeastern professor Matthew Eckelman weighs in on the deal’s significance and the environmental trade offs that come with replacing one technology with another.
Over the past 10 years, the U.S. healthcare sector’s greenhouse gas emissions grew by more than 30 percent, accounting for 9.8 percent of the national total in 2013. “If the U.S. healthcare sector were itself a country, it would rank 13th in the world for greenhouse gas emissions, ahead of the entire U.K.,” states a new paper coauthored by Northeastern researcher Matthew Eckelman.
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.
For the members of the Mixed Paper Design Collaborative, founded by four Northeastern alumni, addressing global warming will be the name of the game on Saturday afternoon in Boston.
After winter storm ‘Nemo’ dropped two feet of snow on us a couple weeks ago, it took the City of Boston two days to plow one of the roads leading […]
Speaking during the Policy School’s Open Classroom series, retired Navy Rear Admiral David W. Titley drew parallels between climate and defense issues.
Auroop Ganguly, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, examines the role our planet’s changing climate plays in weather events like Hurricane Sandy.
Auroop Ganguly, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, analyzed the relationship between global warming and last week’s heat wave.