Environment awareness Tag

we are dumping more garbage in the oceans than we take out resulting in drowning oceans

Our oceans need help. Rising sea level is one of the most prominent effects of global warming. In the recent years, we have not only witnessed the rise in sea levels but also an increase in the ocean temperature, which is not only leading to flooding of the costal lands but also impacting the marine life, such as the corals.   Our oceans absorb the heat from...

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wake up now to fight climate-change.

The first step towards any healing process is acceptance. Once you accept your problem, only then will you be able to find a solution for it. Same goes for climate-change.   The thing with climate-change is that it is gradual and yet consistent. Slowly rising global temperature, melting of polar ice-caps, rising ocean levels, etc. are evidence enough that the world needs saving. We need to act...

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Earthquakes - A Big One

The first week of July 2019 panicked southern California with two major earthquakes. Jerome F. Hajjar, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University says, “it’s not a matter of if California will experience a huge, devastating earthquake, but when.” He also added the fact that only a few buildings at southern California is designed to withstand such quakes. The earthquake was recorded as...

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the climate Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

With the world’s second-highest population and a wide-ranging infrastructure system nationwide, India could be greatly impacted by the effects of climate change.  Auroop Ganguly, a climate change expert and associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Northeastern University, led the experiential learning program. The group was joined by Jonna Iacono, director of the University Scholar program, and Ganguly’s doctoral student Devashish...

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oceans by Brian Yurasits on Unsplash

Humans are affecting the environment in many ways for their own interests. Not only are we polluting the land, but we are not leaving the oceans and other water sources untouched either.  Humans are responsible for over-fishing and rising sea levels due to global warming. Ocean plastic is one of the major issues which have pushed the condition of oceans to a dangerous level.   Every country...

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Our ecosystem is comprised of interdependent animals and plants which constitute a complex web of life. Unfortunately, the improper interventions of human beings in nature are pushing several of the species in the ecosystem to the brink of extinction. Many marine species including marine mammals, sea turtles and salmonids are also on the edge of extinction as climate change and over-fishing become a major threat...

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environment

Theory education is important, but practical knowledge that will teach you more. Northeastern University understood the importance, and as a result, ‘Social Impact-athon’ was born. It is a weekend-long conference cum event where the students’ skills would go under test. Moreover, the theme of this Social Impact-athon is the environment. This event will, therefore, have an onslaught of proposals from nonprofit organisations. They will be...

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fish

One doesn’t check what kind of things they buy, including fish. They just assume that they’ve received what they want. Well, it couldn’t hurt to look into the details. Because recently, cases of mislabeling fishes have cropped up. These mishaps led to selling cheaper fishes as more expensive ones. New York State’s attorney general’s office investigated this issue. Northeastern University helped them in the research. The...

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Rodents and other animals are often used in biomedical research as models for humans. Understanding how different sexes of mice react to a medication, for example, can help researchers predict adverse side effects in men and women. But most biomedical research has been done on exclusively male animals.   Rebecca Shansky is a neuroscience researcher at Northeastern University. She was studying how rats handle stressful experiences, when...

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Shipworms are a type of wood-boring clam that look more like a worm wearing two shells as a hat than any typical bivalve. Currently, there are 70 recognized species of shipworms, broken into 17 genera. They can be found in every ocean in the world, living in driftwood, mangroves, seagrass roots, and mud. They can sink a wooden vessel just by munching on it. Some species...

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