• 3Qs: When oil and water (and land) mix

    3Qs: When oil and water (and land) mix

    7/12/11 Last year it was the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and then another in China in early June and just last week, Montana suffered an oil spill, with an estimated 42,000 gallons dumping into the Yellowstone River. Jennifer Cole, director of the Environmental Studies Program at Northeastern, discusses how oil spills affect wildlife and irrigation, and emphasizes the need to reevaluate our dependence on fossil fuels.

  • A high honor for harnessing ocean energy

    A high honor for harnessing ocean energy

    5/4/11 Alexander Gorlov, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at Northeastern University, has been nominated for a 2011 European Inventor Award for designing an environmentally friendly water turbine.

  • Allergic to home

    Allergic to home

    4/6/11 Building characteristics—public housing or private duplex, tall or short, new or old—are associated with indoor allergens, according to a new study by Northeastern researchers. The report, published in the Journal of Urban Health, found a clinically significant level of cat allergen was associated with living in high-rise buildings, and a high level of mouse allergen was associated with living in public housing. We asked lead author Lindsay Rosenfeld, associate research scientist for the Institute on Urban Health Research, to assess the findings.