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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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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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