Category: Nathan Phillips

Natural Gas Leaks Cost Central Massachusetts Consumers Millions

August 22nd, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nathan Phillips, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Nathan Phillips, College of Arts & Sciences

Leaks in natural gas pipelines have cost Central Massachusetts consumers millions of dollars in the last decade, according to two reports recently published by the Conservation Law Foundation and Senator Edward Markey…

Expert quote:

“Our study was focused on Boston, and we found over 3,300 leaks in the pipelines. The situation is similar across at least the Eastern seaboard, and cities across Massachusetts. We would expect the same in Worcester.”

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High-tech gas leak analyzer draws attention

August 21st, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nathan Phillips, Newsmakers 0 comments

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A chance encounter during a walk a few years ago inspired tree scientist Nathan Phillips to help come up with a better way to detect gas leaks in aging underground pipes…

Expert quote:

“I kind of played the role of matchmaker a little bit. Hey, this is the perfect situation for your instrumentation.”

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Is natural gas more climate-friendly? Researchers map thousands of leaks in Washington, D.C.

July 31st, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nathan Phillips, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Bob Ackley may be the only person who has driven up and down every single street — 1,500 miles total — in Washington, D.C…

Expert quote:

“The problem that we’ve seen in Boston is not unique to Boston. It’s something that characterizes the Eastern Seaboard.”

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The root of Boston’s tree planting problems

May 21st, 2013 in 2013, Boston.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nathan Phillips, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Boston will become cool and green by planting 100,000 trees before 2020, Mayor Thomas M. Menino promised in April 2007…

Expert quote:

“It’s a contributing factor  in tree mortality. It’s detrimental to their health.”

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Prague blast tied to leaky pipe. How big a threat are natural gas explosions?

April 29th, 2013 in 2013, Christian Science Monitor, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nathan Phillips, Newsmakers 0 comments

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A powerful blast in central Prague early Monday shook the city and left 35 injured…

Expert quote:

“These are low-probability but high-impact events but we have to think seriously about those kinds of events.”

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Prague gas explosion highlights ageing pipeline danger

April 29th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nathan Phillips, New Scientist, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Nathan Phillips, College of Arts & Sciences

A powerful explosion in Prague, Czech Republic, has damaged an office building, leaving up to 40 people injured…

Expert quote:

“For older cities it’s a systemic problem and it needs attention.”

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The Methane Beneath Our Feet

April 1st, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nathan Phillips, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Insouciant New Yorkers—here is another pending disaster to shrug off with characteristic brio!…

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Will climate change slow the Boston marathon?

March 31st, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nathan Phillips, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Richard Primack 0 comments

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Nathan Phillips, College of Arts & Sciences

In the middle of April, world attention focuses on the Boston Marathon. Researchers from the Biology and Earth and Environment Departments of Boston University have taken a new angle to provide novel insights on this famous running event…

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Natural gas leaks come under scrutiny, raise questions on climate impact

March 4th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nathan Phillips, Newsmakers, Washington Post 0 comments

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Two guys in a black Pontiac Vibe cruise the streets of Washington’s residential neighborhoods…

Expert quote:

“Our pipeline infrastructure is leaking out resources.”

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Aging gas pipes studied in 2011 Horseheads house explosion

January 27th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nathan Phillips, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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An FBI analysis of a section of pipe taken from near the Horseheads house that exploded two years ago could lead to an explanation of how the house exploded and may shed light on conditions of aging natural gas pipes in the Northeast…

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