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PhD student Hollie Emery publishes on tidal restoration with Associate Professor Fulweiler

By Matthew Dicintio
December 13th, 2017

PhD student Hollie Emery joined Associate Professor Wally Fulweiler in co-authoring an article on tidal restoration. "Tidal restriction from coastal development can alter salt marsh plant... More

Lecturer Rick Reibstein publishes on carbon emissions lawsuit

By Matthew Dicintio
December 13th, 2017

Lecturer Rick Reibstein has published in the latest issue of TYL, the publication of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association. The 2016 ruling... More

Spanish speaker needed for conservation research

By Matthew Dicintio
December 12th, 2017

Assistant Professor Christoph Nolte is looking for a fluent Spanish speaker ot help conduct remote interviews with representatives of Colombia's public environmental agencies.

BU commits to net zero by 2040

By Matthew Dicintio
December 8th, 2017

BU trustees have approved an aggressive climate action plan that aims to reduce direct emissions to zero on BU’s campuses by 2040, make buildings more... More

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Cutler Cleveland helps Boston launch climate initiative

By Matthew Dicintio
November 29th, 2017

Professor Cutler Cleveland and BU's Institute for Sustainable Energy are helping the City of Boston launch a new initiative to achieve its climate goals under... More

Rick Reibstein publishes on improving federal regulatory agenda

By Matthew Dicintio
November 29th, 2017

Lecturer Rick Reibstein has authored an essay for The Regulatory Review, arguing that "the real story about regulation is not that businesses hate it. Rather, More

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Rick Murray and colleagues publish on authigenic clay minerals in Nature Communications

By Matthew Dicintio
November 9th, 2017

Professor Richard Murray, PhD graduate Ann Dunlea (now at WHOI), and their colleagues from Princeton have published "Cenozoic global cooling and increased seawater Mg/Ca via... More

New research funding for local and national coastal projects

By Matthew Dicintio
November 1st, 2017

Research Assistant Professor Zoe Hughes, Professor Duncan FitzGerald, and the Coastal Lab have secured funding from the National Science Foundation to investigate sedimentation on marshes... More

Rick Reibstein on why the Clean Air Act shouldn’t prevent municipalities from placing limitations on leaf blowers

By Matthew Dicintio
October 31st, 2017

Lecturer Rick Reibstein has just published "Legal Challenges to Leaf Blower Ordinances: The Issue of Preemption" in Quiet Communities. "The issue of preemption has loomed... More

Rachael Garrett writes about cattle ranching, the Amazon, and low incomes

By Matthew Dicintio
October 30th, 2017

Assistant professor Rachael Garrett has penned "For cattle farmers in the Brazilian Amazon, money can’t buy happiness" in the latest issue of The Conservation. Based... More

Professor Suchi Gopal named panelist for SWMS “Journey to Confidence” session

By Matthew Dicintio
October 30th, 2017

Professor Suchi Gopal has been invited as a panelist for the upcoming Society for Women in Marine Science annual symposium, "Swimming in Confidence: Declaring Your... More


Pontus Olofsson receives research funding from NASA

By Matthew Dicintio
October 25th, 2017

Research Associate Professor Pontus Olofsson has been awarded a three-year research grant from the NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change (LCLUC) Program for his proposal “Comprehensive... More

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Professor Cutler Cleveland appointed to Implementation Advisory Committee

By Matthew Dicintio
October 19th, 2017

Professor Cutler Cleveland has been appointed to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts's Implementation Advisory Committee (IAC) of the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA).  The IAC is... More


Lecturer Rick Reibstein publishes on ethical chemistry

By Matthew Dicintio
October 16th, 2017

Lecturer Rick Reibstein's article, "A More Ethical Chemistry," appears in the journal Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry. "Because of the success of greener... More

Professor Suchi Gopal awarded CTL Blended Learning Grant

By Matthew Dicintio
October 10th, 2017

Professor Suchi Gopal has just been awarded a Blended Learning Grant from BU's Center for Teaching & Learning. She received the fellowship grant for GE... More

Don’t miss the Environmental Career Fair on Monday!

By Matthew Dicintio
September 28th, 2017

Join us on Monday as a wide range of environmental employers come to BU to recruit you!   Monday, October 2 1pm - 5pm Metcalf Ballroom, 2nd floor of... More

PhD student Emily Schottenfels sets sail off Oregon

By Matthew Dicintio
September 27th, 2017

PhD student Emily Schottenfels is currently on board of the R/V Roger Revelle in the region of the Cascadia subduction margin. The training cruise is... More

New film by Rick Reibstein selected for APHA Global Public Health festival

By Matthew Dicintio
September 25th, 2017

"A Public Conversation on Lead,” a new film by lecturer Rick Reibstein and Rebecca Reibstein, will be featured at the 2017 APHA Global Public Health... More

Assistant professor Rachael Garrett publishes in Ecology and Society

By Matthew Dicintio
September 21st, 2017

Assistant professor Rachael Garrett and her colleagues have published “Explaining the Persistence of Low Income and Environmentally Degrading Land Uses in the Brazilian Amazon" in... More

Professor Sergio Fagherazzi receives 2017 JJ Mehta Award

By Matthew Dicintio
September 20th, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Sergio Fagherazzi, who will receive the 2017 JJ Mehta Award for outstanding contributions to the study of cohesive sediment dynamics. Professor Fagherazzi... More