Category: Nathan Phillips
Wednesday, April 12, 7-9pm, Emerson College
Boston University Environmental Student Organization (ESO) is partnering up with a non-profit called #PutAPriceOnIt that is attempting to get carbon pricing in a few major cities, including Boston. The event will consist of a screening of an episode from the documentary series called Years of Living Dangerously and a panel/Q&A about carbon pricing in Boston.
Click to download the flyer.
“There is no doubt among the world’s scientists (including BU’s) that anthropogenic climate change is underway,” Ann E. Cudd, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, recently wrote to the university community, “which if it continues at the current rate will radically alter the shape of the world’s landmass and the nature of its ecosystems”
Click here to Dean Cudd’s full note, including her description of work done by Earth & Environment faculty members.
BU President Robert A. Brown has selected Anthony Janetos, Earth & Environment Professor and Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, to chair BU’s Climate Action Plan Task Force. Joining Dr. Janetos on the task force are Earth & Environment Associate Professor Lucy Hutyra, Professor Robert Kaufmann, and Professor Nathan Phillips.
The task force is charged with developing a plan to include not only operational measures to reduce the University’s greenhouse gas emissions and energy use but also methods for incorporating research and educational components in line with the University’s mission and strategic plan.
As part of BU’s Open Access Week, Professors Gopal and Phillips will join representatives from the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Department of Computer Science for “Open Science at BU: Success Stories.”
Faculty across BU and in a variety of disciplines have embraced open methods in their research to address pressing societal questions and advance scholarship. The movement to open science has included initiatives such as publishing open research, creating open source software, and supporting open access policies. Why have some of our faculty embraced open science? How has this affected scholarly output and advancement? Join this panel to hear success stories and lessons learned and come away with ideas for utilizing open access in your own research.
Join the discussion on Friday, October 28, 2:00-3:30PM, at the BU School of Law, Barristers Hall, 765 Commonwealth Avenue.
A new Boston Globe article by David Abel title “Legislation may force utilities to fix gas leaks quicker” features research done by Earth & Environment PhD candidate Margaret Hendrick and her advisor Professor Nathan Phillips.
The article highlights the revelation in Hendrick’s research that “found little difference between the dangers of so-called Grade 1 leaks, which utilities are obliged to fix immediately, and Grade 3 leaks which they consider nonhazardous” (“Legislation,” para 3). The article directly links Hendrick’s work to new legislation that will require utility companies to repair Grade 3 leaks.
Hendrick is also quoted in the article. To read the complete article, click here.
To learn more about the work being done by Hendrick and Phillips check out Phillips’s profile page.
Earth & Environment graduate student Margaret Hendrick is the lead author on a new article published in Environmental Pollution. The article is titled “Fugitive methane emissions from leak-prone natural gas distribution infrastructure in urban environments” and can be accessed online now.
The article has also received news coverage on Phys.org.
Hendrick is a PhD Candidate in Geography advised by Prof. Nathan Phillips.
The article, “In Mass., Many Small Gas leaks Add Up To Big Consequences For The Environment,” discusses Phillips work on measuring gas leaks in Boston. The article can be accessed here, or the radio version of the article is below.
To learn more about Prof. Phillips’s work, check out his profile page.
Earth & Environment Professor Nathan Phillips has been quoted in a pair of articles that are focused on the current methane leaks in California.
The first article titled “California methane leaks hit local people – and the global climate” can be read here.
The second article titled “Methane is leaking all over the place” can be read here.
The article “CAS Prof Investigates ‘the Mother of All Gas Leaks’” features an interview with Prof. Phillips as he discusses the magnitude of the gas leak in California and the applicability of his research to the current situation.
To read the article, click here.
The article “Earth House Doubles as Environmental Classroom” discusses the benefits of Earth House for the students participating and also Prof. Phillips’s role as director of Earth House.
Earth House is open to 2nd and 3rd year students, and applications to reside in Earth House in 2016/2017 are due February 1st. An open house for students to explore Earth House will be held this Monday, January 25th at 7 Buswell Street.
To learn more about this unique living opportunity, visit Sustainability@BU’s webpage on Earth House.