Environment awareness Tag

Weather is what is taking place in the air around Earth. Rain and snow are a kind of weather so are sunny and fair days. The main things that cause our weather to change are heat, wind, and moisture cause changes in our weather. Heat comes from the sun. Places near the equator get more heat from the sun than places near the North and...

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It often ends up being frustrating when your weight keeps on fluctuating and you have to buy new clothes every time. Tyler Farley, who graduated from Northeastern University, faced the same problem due to a health issue. He disliked wearing belts as well, so to provide a cost-effective solution, he resorted to suspenders.   However, when he perused websites like Google and Amazon to look for suspenders...

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Research

The undergraduate engineering students of  Northeastern University are offered an opportunity to participate in paid and volunteer research experiences. These experiences are regulated by  training and mentoring conducted by faculty members and engineering industry leaders. One  such student is Kassi Stein who also had a long passion for research. It is due to her participation in the Gordon Scholars Program that she  started pursuing this...

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youth rallies to fight climate change

There is no denying anymore that climate change is real, and is happening now! For years, we have seen protests and rallies to fight climate change, but nothing has ever come close to the worldwide youth-led rally on September 20, 2019. The strike was led by the youth but was joined by millions of people from all ages across the world.   Matthew Nisbet, a professor of...

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A green new deal, an initiative taken up by the members of the Congress in the US is an enormous and courageous step to alter the economy and embark on the crisis of inequality and climate change. This deal will mobilise vast public resources to assist us with the transition of the economy reliant on exploitation and hegemony of few on large. Presently, it’s a...

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Hurricane Dorian a tremendously brawny, long-lived and catastrophic tropical cyclone which ruined the northwestern Bahamas and lead to significant damage to the Southwestern US and Atlantic Canada. It is the first major hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. This hurricane deteriorated the Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands, leaving 70,000 people destitute.   Hurricane Dorian developed from a tropical wave on August 24 in the Central Atlantic...

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To gather more information about a special fish, Ben Moran,who had been a student of Northeastern University and also Knight-Hennessy scholar, travelled to the coastal region of Central America on May, 2017. In Belize, he went out to find a special type of fish called Maya hamlet and collect its DNA in the process. But soon he found out that the fishes were not where...

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thermal

Brooklyn is one of the most popular places in the world, especially for its bridges, bagels, and cyclone rides. Recently, however, it might have become a superfund site, as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took the Gowanus Canal under its jurisdiction. Why are the water bodies becoming polluted? The answer is the combined sewage overflow. Something called a flir camera is used to capture the...

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coasts

As is known, almost two-thirds of the major cities around the world are surrounded by coasts. Increase in population takes a toll on the cities, in turn, increases the pressure on coastal environments. Geoff Trussell is concerned about the current coastal scenario. He is the director of the Marine Science Center of Northeastern University. Along with it, he is also the chairperson of the Department...

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wild-fires

Earth has already been heating up due to the emissions of greenhouse gases and deforestation. We have been calling it global warming. It is now going up-in flames as well. The number of wild-fires has been increasing exponentially over the decades but since last year, the numbers have gone up rather drastically with an 80% increase in the number of fires across Amazonia, Siberia, and...

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