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Increased concern over climate change prompts Boston to take action

Increased concern over climate change prompts Boston to take action

Maria Lovato, campus editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under City

As sea levels rise and storm surges start to occur more often, coastal cities in the Northeast rush to prepare themselves. Boston is no exception. Mayor Martin J. Walsh unveiled a plan Oct. 17 titled “Resilient Boston Harbor.” With a series of sea walls, buffers, open space and elevated landscapes, this plan aims to protect Boston from rising sea levels. In addition, the Cli...

Dire climate change report evokes concern among NU community

Dire climate change report evokes concern among NU community

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Alison Booth, news correspondent The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, recently released a report detailing a dramatic increase of global warming. The report’s implications and level of media coverage concerned some members of the Northeastern community. “It sounds really ...

Mayor Walsh proposes plan to combat rising sea levels

Mayor Walsh proposes plan to combat rising sea levels

November 7, 2018


Filed under City

By Avery Bleichfeld, news correspondent Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a plan at his annual speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 17 that proposes using parks and green spaces to aid flood prevention by creating spaces that drain water better and can still serve multiple purpos...

Locals gather to enjoy Moakley Park and strategize climate readiness

Locals gather to enjoy Moakley Park and strategize climate readiness

October 3, 2018


Filed under City

By Avery Bleichfeld, news correspondent The field squelched with rainwater and mud as organizers from the Boston Department of Parks and Recreation set up tents for the Discover Moakley event, a day of fun, games and community feedback. The event, held at Moakley Park in South Boston Saturday, gav...

NU TEDx showcases speakers from community

NU TEDx showcases speakers from community

March 27, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Morgan Lloyd, campus editor Students, professors, alumni and Boston residents spoke on topics ranging from art history to regenerative biology during TEDxNortheasternU, held in the Raytheon Amphitheater March 18. The event, with the theme “Wait, Why?”, was based around the idea of TEDx, a...

Column: Why am I part of the climate movement?

Column: Why am I part of the climate movement?

October 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Connie E Recently, I’m increasingly feeling the proximity of doomsday due to the insane amount of disastrous news coverage every day, from Hurricane Harvey and Irma to the destruction in Houston and Puerto Rico as well as the Las Vegas shooting. It’s easy to feel angry, desperate and lost; ...

UMass professor lectures on climate change

UMass professor lectures on climate change

September 21, 2017


Filed under City

By Eirin Combs, news corespondent Ellen Marie Douglas, a hydrology professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston, gave a lecture Sept. 14 at the New England Aquarium to discuss observations of climate change and how communities should be adapting to these changes. To open her lecture, cal...

Editorial: We should not be entertaining the climate change debate

Editorial: We should not be entertaining the climate change debate

September 14, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

  In the midst of Hurricane Irma wreaking havoc in Florida and just days after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, CNN had an interview with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt in which the reporter brought up climate change and whether or not it was a cause of the hurricanes....

Northeastern professor talks climate change at aquarium

Northeastern professor talks climate change at aquarium

April 12, 2017


Filed under City

By Maggie Dolan, news staff Terms like “climate change” and “global weirding” have replaced the more controversial “global warming” in recent years due to findings that some areas of the planet have actually cooled. Brian Helmuth, a Northeastern professor in the Department of Marine and E...

Op-ed: ISEC showcases Northeastern’s hypocrisy

Op-ed: ISEC showcases Northeastern’s hypocrisy

April 5, 2017


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

  After years of planning and construction, Northeastern finally opened its new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) on Monday. Meant to herald a new era of collaboration between students and faculty across a wide variety of academic disciplines, the impressive new buildi...

Activist, writer Noam Chomsky warns of climate change under Trump

Activist, writer Noam Chomsky warns of climate change under Trump

March 30, 2017


Filed under City

By Maggie Dolan, news staff Nov. 8, 2016, marked two key events in international climate policy. The 22nd United Nations Climate Change Conference began in Morocco to discuss worldwide climate change response, and the United States elected Donald J. Trump as its 45th president. Noam Chomsky, polit...

Opening the Cabinet: Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

Opening the Cabinet: Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

March 1, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

By Noa Dalzell, political columnist   Watching Trump’s cabinet appointments unfold has been like watching a reality television show. Rick Perry, the nominee for Secretary of Energy, once called for the elimination of the very department he will now oversee. Betsy DeVos, the unqualified and unprepared Secretary of Education, is a billiona...

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