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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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The Rainmaker

By simulating future weather, BU researcher ponders an ecosystem’s fate 10.02.2014 By Rich Barlow In the video above, Hollie Emery (GRS’16) and her team conduct climate change research in a Provincetown salt marsh that’s part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Photos by Cydney Scott. Video by Jenny Brown The salt marshes near Herring Cove […]

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BU Profs Take Energy Conservation from Lecture Hall to Real Life

Assessing, revamping energy use at Roxbury’s Madison Park Village 11.05.2013 By Leslie Friday The next time you walk into an office lobby that’s freezing on an August afternoon or an apartment that’s sweltering on a January morning, consider this: buildings are energy hogs, responsible for more than 40 percent of all of the energy consumed and […]

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