environment Tag

Recently, the tank at the Sai Kung fish market in Hong Kong was seen spotted with unusual creatures. Buyers chose from live mantis shrimp, sea snails, lobsters, clams, and arrays of fish and had them cooked on the spot. There are various kinds of seafood available under the sun and many of them are endangered or illegally caught. Savannah Kinzer, a fourth-year student at Northeastern University,...

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Anaesthetics are often defined as compounds that induce a loss of consciousness in humans or loss of righting reflex in animals. Clinical definitions are also extended to include an induced coma that causes a lack of awareness of painful stimuli, sufficient to facilitate surgical applications in clinical and veterinary practice. General anaesthetics do not act as analgesics and should also not be confused with sedatives....

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The new innovation evolved by Joshuna Gallaway, an assistant professor in the department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University, is an attempt to power an entire home, off the power grid. Today, people’s outlook is to have batteries that have long lifecycles, produce high energy and is affordable. With the climatic change, the demand of the hour is to shift our energy resource from fossil fuels to...

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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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The hurricane Dorian which affected the Bahamas left people destitute. The 165 mph maximum sustained winds were reported down from 185 mph earlier. The government aids and international support boosted the survival rates.   Many who survived this storm are conscious of the damage on the infrastructures and homes which is shattering and emotional for them. Mandatory evacuation and the rescue operations were underway in some parts...

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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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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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Behavioural neuroscience major, Alejandro Rovira, became Northeastern University’s first student to work on a routes co-op in a research lab beyond campus. He secured this co-op through a university program called Research Opportunities for Undergraduates: Training in Environmental Health Sciences, or ROUTES. He carried out his research on establishing relations between environment and how it affects pregnant women and their infants back in his native...

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It might be easy to replace dead batteries in one’s home clock or smoke detector. But it’s problematic in more complex environments, say, forests, large buildings or airplanes. Here, you need networks with hundreds of battery-powered devices to detect flames quickly and accurately.   Matteo Rinaldi an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and a researcher from at the Northeastern University, has come up with a solution:...

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