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Where Environmental Science and Policy Collide: A Look at the New Master’s Program
by Sage Wesenberg

when it comes to environmental issues, there has always been a lot to learn and a lot of potential for action. scientific understanding of ozone depletion led to the banning of cfcs. climate research has helped us to understand the contributions of fossil fuel burning and greenhouse gas emissions to global warming.

NU Talks: Creating Cleaner, Safer, Smarter Coastal Communities
by CSI Staff

On sustainability, professor Geoffrey Trussell, director of Northeastern’s Marine Science Center and chair of the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences, addresses the “collision between humanity and the environment.” How, he asks, can we create cleaner, safer, smarter coastal...

Science and Politics: Finding Common Ground
by Thea Singer

足球外围网址science and politics: the relationship is hotly debated in the news these days, with both lawmakers and the public noting a great divide between support for research among republicans and democrats.

But two papers by Northeastern researchers point to a subtler—more conciliatory—...

Coastal Imperative


of the world’s population lives within 100 km of a coast


足球外围网址amount oceans contribute annually in value-add to the world economy


estimated number of people living in areas that will be flooded due to global warming