Block Island will soon be home to North America’s first offshore wind farm. Here, Andrew Myers, an assistant professor who studies offshore wind structures, holds forth on the environmental effects of wind energy and his work to improve the design of hurricane-resistant offshore wind turbines.
Marley Kimelman, S/SSH’18, recently returned from a co-op in Cape Town, South Africa, where he worked for the city on various green initiatives and revitalized a stagnant water heritage project.
A team of Northeastern researchers has received a National Science Foundation grant to develop a decision framework for designing buildings that are both resilient and sustainable in the face of multiple environmental hazards like earthquakes, flooding, and heavy winds.
Students and faculty across many disciplines presented their scholarly research, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial endeavors at the annual expo, where many young researchers were honored with prestigious awards.
Marches and demonstrations aimed at shaping the conversation around race and social inequalities captured the nation’s attention in 2014. Here, Northeastern assistant professor Sarah Jackson talks about what we’ve learned from recent activism and what we might expect in 2015.
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 […]
One year since embarking on a mission to eliminate ocean plastic pollution, Bureo Skateboards has now sold 2,000 boards, partnered with Patagonia, and established key relationships with Chile’s fishing community.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Northeastern University has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new ways to study how marine organisms respond to climate related severe temperature stress.
At the annual Trash2Treasure yard sale on Sunday, students can buy a range of gently-used dorm room essentials—from kitchenware to electronics—that their fellow Huskies opted to donate rather than throw away during the spring move-out period.
Jennifer Mocarski, who works in Northeastern’s Urban Coastal Sustainability Initiative, reflects on her recent trip abroad as part of the Florida Earth Foundation’s US-Netherlands Connection Project.
Sarah Gignoux-Wolfsohn and Felicia Aronson, two student-researchers at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, turned to crowdfunding to support their work on examining white-band disease, which has killed up to 95 percent of the Caribbean’s reef building corals.
New research from Purnima Ratilal, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering whose expertise is in underwater acoustic sensing methods, provides high-resolution localization data of sperm whales swimming in shallow continental shelf waters.
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 […]
Top researchers, entrepreneurs, scholars, and policymakers from Massachusetts and Switzerland convened at Northeastern University on Friday for an energy summit, where participants discussed innovations and strategies to address climate change and a range of other global energy challenges.
Northeastern is hosting the world premiere of a traveling exhibit featuring 25 innovative Swiss energy projects honored with the renowned Watt d’Or award.
When Northeastern assistant professor Loretta Fernandez was a kid, she “wanted to be Jacques Cousteau” (her words, her emphasis). She wanted to live on The Calypso, the boat from which […]
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.
Biology major Lena King was captivated the first time she saw an open bee hive. On co-op at a Boston-based beekeeping company, she’s observing the world of the queen bee and researching ways to help honeybees survive.
Northeastern researchers are the first to show that marine crabs are capable of hearing and that their auditory ability plays an important role in their response to fish predators.
Northeastern research technician Sara Williams first heard of the underwater research habitat Aquarius as a young member of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Twelve years later, she’ll be leading a research project just outside its doors.
Northeastern associate professor Jon Grabowski, an expert in marine science and fisheries and a member of the New England Fishery Management Council’s Habitat Plan Development Team, is working with fisheries scientists and managers to develop tools that will enhance fisheries habitat management.
New research from Northeastern University philosophy professors suggests that global climate negotiations would be more successful if countries worked together outside of global bargaining venues.
Northeastern professor Matthias Ruth sees the grim facts presented in the Third National Climate Assessment released Tuesday as an opportunity, not a reason to be pessimistic.
Students and faculty across many disciplines presented their most recent scholarly research, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial ventures at RISE:2014, Northeastern’s Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo.
At a recent conference at Northeastern’s School of Law, former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Carol Browner said history and nature can help guide cities in finding interdisciplinary solutions to challenges in urban sustainability.
Last May I posted about a very cool science communication project from Randall Hughes and David Kimbro, both assistant professors of marine and environmental science. Before they came to Northeastern a […]
Assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences Tania Konry has developed a system that efficiently tests for a wide range of biological specimens. Whether you’re looking for complex cancer cell biomarkers in a sample or simple bacteria in drinking water, the system costs significantly less than standard approaches and spits out results in a fraction of the time.
Northeastern University continues to gain recognition for its long-standing commitment to sustainability, placing first among American universities and third overall worldwide in this year’s GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities.
Sir Richard Roberts, a Nobel laureate and globally recognized leader in genomics and molecular biology, has joined the university as a Distinguished University Professor in the College of Science.
Jerry Hajjar, professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is helping to design an autonomous low-flying vehicle capable of understanding and predicting structural damage in unsafe and remote locations following disaster events and for longterm maintenance.
The Northeastern community surveyed a dynamic range of interdisciplinary research projects focused on sustainability at the fifth Pop Up Open Lab Experience and Reception on Monday, hosted by Office of the Provost.
Cyanobacteria, which are responsible for producing a quarter of the earth’s breathable oxygen, are nearly 3 billion years old, but they’ve yet to be well understood on a genetic level. Associate professor Jacqueline Piret aims to change that.
While searching (in vain) for a twitter handle for Becky Rosengaus, whom I blogged about last week, I discovered that she introduced Best Bees Company founder Noah Wilson-Rich to the amazing wonder […]
Retired Marine Colonel Mark Mykleby said at a lecture at Northeastern on Tuesday that the nation’s biggest problem is global unsustainability and it will take behavioral change, not national strategy, to fix it.
An organization co-founded by Northeastern alumnus Ben Kneppers has support from venture accelerator programs at Northeastern and in Chile to turn trash from the South American country’s communities and coastline into a sustainable business.
When professor Mark Patterson told me the story behind his first autonomous underwater robot, I couldn’t help but think of Kubla Khan, the famous poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which […]