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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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Ecosystems and Us

A New Conservation Science Ties It All Together Fishing villages ring a Cambodian lake, a tributary of the lower Mekong called Tonle Sap, which can grow to five times its normal size during these floods. The lake inundates vast stretches of scrub brush and forest, soaking up nutrients from the soil, and supporting an incredible […]

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Fulweiler’s Message in a Bottle

BU prof: estuary mud tells dire eco-story 01.28.2013 By Susan Seligson. Video by Erik Duda Watch this video on YouTube In the video above, biologist Robinson Fulweiler discusses her coastal ecology research as she and her team collect estuary sediment samples in Waquoit Bay, Falmouth. Photos by Melody Komyerov View closed captions on YouTube For […]

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Breaking the Fossil Fuel Habit

The Promise, and Challenge, of Shifting to Alternative Energy 03.28.2013 By Leslie Friday Think of it as worldwide addiction. At least 80 percent of the energy people use to drive, heat their homes, and power gadgets comes from fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas, and the consumption of all of the above contributes […]

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Tracking Change, Predicting Trouble

By  Century’s End, Arctic Will Feel Like U.S. South By Leslie Friday 03.26.2013 Winter is getting warmer, spring is coming earlier, and plants are enjoying an extended growing season in northern areas. “It’s the initial gold rush,” says Ranga Myneni, a College of Arts & Science professor of earth and environment, but what will follow will […]

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Why the Earth is Warming

Study Disproved Two of Three Hypotheses, Aims Blame at Man-Made Pollutants 03.25.2013By Cynthia K. Buccini. Video by Devin Hahn and Joe Chan Watch this video on YouTube In the video above, Bruce Anderson explains why global temperatures are rising, and why some theories don’t hold water. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky View closed captions on YouTube Bruce Anderson didn’t set […]

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Gridlock and Global Warming in BU’s Sights

City, University, IBM team up on research project 06.07.2012  By Rich Barlow Battling climate change and helping unknot Boston’s snarled and snarly motorists: IBM says that mix of global and on-the-street local impact is worth roughly $400,000. That’s the Smarter Cities grant that the company has given the city of Boston, which in partnership with BU […]

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Templer’s Sense of Snow

CAS biologist probes impact of snow-challenged winters By Susan Seligson. Video by Nicolae Ciorogan In the video above, watch Pamela Templer and her team in the field and in the laboratory, where they study the effects of climate change on New England forests. Photos by Melody Komyerov   When Pamela Templer muses about silver white […]

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BU Team Wins First Annual Smart Lighting Challenge

Ten teams of students from several colleges came together on Saturday to compete in the first annual Smart Lighting Challenge, held at the Boston University School of Management. The winners of the competition were BU students Connor McEwen (EE’14), Felipe Spinel (SMG’12), Parker Fox (SMG’12) and Ahmad Nawasrah (SMG’12), who showcased their ideas for utilizing […]

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