Every now and then I’ll get word of a faculty or student project that feels a bit like getting a surprise cupcake delivered to my email inbox. Not only is […]
Assistant professor Randall Hughes examines the environmental implications of periwinkle snails’ preference for climbing sexually reproductive marsh grasses as opposed to vegetative ones.
Students in fields ranging from anthropology to chemical engineering visited a solar power plant as part of a Dialogue of Civilizations program to Sao Paulo in July.
Twenty six billion pounds. That’s roughly how much beef Americans consume each year. We get it from some 33 million cows that are largely raised in centralized, industrial feed operations […]
The Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technologies will convene key leaders in government, industry, and academia to discuss the challenges of renewable energy conversion and storage.
Do you ride a bike around campus? Here are five things you should know about Northeastern’s bicycle resources and opportunities: Bike racks installed throughout campus provide space for more than […]
Chemistry professor and chair Graham Jones uses environmentally (and financially) friendly methods to conduct organic drug research.
A collection of DNA samples featuring some of the world’s most rare, strange, and remarkable ocean creatures will move to Northeastern’s world-class coastal research facility later this year
When I was a kid, back when the hole in the ozone layer was the big topic of environmental discussion, I was obsessed with saving the rain forests. I’d heard […]
The university is the first in Boston to sign on to the “Real Food Challenge,” a commitment by higher education institutions to purchase at least 20 percent of its food from local, fair, and sustainable sources by 2020.
On Saturday, civil and environmental engineering professor Ferdi Hellweger participated in the first community swim of Boston’s Charles River in more than half a century.
In the days after the Boston Marathon bombings, declarations of support from across the country flooded my Facebook feed in the form of graphic memes, photographs, and simple status updates […]