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Solar Power Saves Everyone Money

By Nancy Averett Hoping to reduce their greenhouse emissions, Kelley Hippler and her husband, Tom, installed solar panels on the roof of their Colonial-style home in suburban Sharon in summer 2015. “We had, like a lot of folks, become more aware of global warming and we wanted to look into forms of sustainable energy,” Kelley […]

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Questrom Welcomes Renowned Sustainability Expert

Peter Fox-Penner heads University’s new Institute for Sustainable Energy 03.03.2016 By Amy Laskowski It’s not the rat race that keeps sustainability expert Peter Fox-Penner up at night. Rather it’s the race to decarbonization, or deep reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, before the world faces “very severe climate impacts, even bigger than the ones we have […]

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The Search For Ancient Ice

Understanding what happened to the climate millions of years ago may tell us a lot about what will happen next By Sara Rimer and Devin Hahn High in the Transantarctic Mountains, the McMurdo Dry Valleys are the largest part of Antarctica not covered with ice. Instead, a seemingly endless carpet of boulders and rocks flows […]

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Science under Our Feet

BU researcher studies ecology, and climate consequences, of Boston’s groundwater 09.23.2015 By Rich Barlow   More than one passerby gawks at the three BU students who appear to be ice fishing—in June, in the middle of a Boston sidewalk.At an intersection on Beacon Street near the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge, Tim Maguire (GRS’18) and two student […]

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Biologist Primack Wins Humboldt Award

Grant funds collaborations across Germany

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Defending the Coast

MET students help Quincy prepare for climate change 04.30.2015 By Joel Brown The 19 students in this year’s Boston Urban Symposium, the capstone course for graduate students in the Metropolitan College City Planning and Urban Affairs Program, have been able to apply their classroom learning this semester in a real-world setting that could have broad […]

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Building a Better Barometer

CAS prof leads a quest to quantify climate change 02.13.2015 By Barbara Moran The 2014 National Climate Assessment reads like a postcard from the apocalypse. Here’s what it says the Northeast can expect from climate change: heat waves, sea-level rise, coastal flooding, intense rainstorms, and blizzards. Freeways, farms, and fisheries will be “increasingly compromised.” And […]

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The Coral Whisperer

Liz Burmester seeks a better diagnosis for dying coral reefs

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Designing an Intelligent Urban Ecosystem

BU leads collaboration to make public services “smarter”

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Wiring the Woods

CAS researchers heat a forest floor to study climate change 10.07.2014 By Rich Barlow You call this science? Pam Templer’s students might have been forgiven for asking that question two years ago as they hopped on shovels like pogo sticks to carve trenches into the root-laced floor of New Hampshire’s Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. The laborious […]

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