Matthias Ruth talks climate change on WCVB TV

Matthias Ruth Interview

Northeastern’s Dr. Matthias Ruth helped to author the newly released National Climate Assessment.

From climate change comes opportunity to innovate

Northeastern professor Matthias Ruth focuses on building bridges across sectors and disciplines to tackle the growing problem of climate change, especially in urban settings. Photo by Brooks Canaday. - See more at:

A cur­sory look at the Third National Cli­mate Assess­ment released Tuesday by the National Cli­mate Assess­ment and Devel­op­ment Advi­sory Com­mittee yields a grim out­look. The authors state that cli­mate change is already begin­ning to impact nearly every sector of the economy—and that’s not all: It’s already threat­ening human health and well being and adversely affecting our infra­struc­tures, our water resources, our crops, our live­stock, and our nat­ural ecosys­tems. What’s more, plan­ning efforts to adapt and mit­i­gate the problem are facing serious limitations.

Mariam Raqib brings the gift of trees to Afghanistan


Mariam Raqib remembers a childhood in Afghanistan where majestic Acacia trees lined the streets of Kabul and wheat grew in the fields outside her family’s home near the city of Jalalabad. That is not the Afghanistan Ms. Raqib found upon returning decades after she and her family fled the Soviet occupation of the 1980s. Forests were felled, irrigation systems destroyed, and farmlands abandoned.

WBUR – Bystander Approach Teaches That Others Play Role In Preventing Sexual Violence


Northeastern’s human services courses and programming are empowering students to learn more about sexual assault and how they can become active bystanders.

USA Today – Focus on marathon resiliency, not tragedy: Column


Jamie Fox says we, and particularly the media, should focus on stories of recovery and resiliency on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.

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