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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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Sharks have always been deemed the most dangerous predator of the waters, but Austin Gallagher insists that it is probably not the shark that will cause any harm to you. Austin, a graduate who has been studying sharks, insists that a person is more prone to get hurt while driving to the beach than get involved in a shark attack accident.   However, it is evident that...

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Every year, more than 8 million tons (about 12m metric tons) of plastic is dumped into the oceans

Plastic is one of the most toxic elements adding majorly to the pollution around the world. Every year, more than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the oceans, damaging and disturbing the balance of the aquamarine ecosystem. Studies predict that the amount of plastic that is dumped into the oceans will outnumber the number of fish by 2050.   On a positive note, a new...

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paperless

Going paperless is appreciated and much needed these days. Therefore, In the world of college textbooks and journals, Northeastern University is going completely paperless. The University has made a lifetime partnership with an efficient digital media company in Silicon Valley. A large storage facility now stands tall in Belize, which will contain boxed up books. Textbooks, journals, and periodicals will get replaced by digital...

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Puerto Rico is a beautiful Caribbean island, an unincorporated US territory, with an eye-catching scenery of mountains, waterfalls, and the El Yunque tropical rainforest.  However, the government there has been facing backlash for quite some time now. It has come to the point that hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Puerto Rico to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. His profane private...

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global health

Kritika Singh is an expert in dealing with organising research and global health conferences. What’s more, she can even get people intrigued about improving healthcare worldwide. Ever since her high school years, she had swept herself in this work. In 2014, she became the proud founder of ‘Malaria-Free World’. It is a venture which promotes research and education about the disease. “I used to organise...

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shipworms-that-feed-on-rocks

Shipworms are a group of wood-boring and wood-feeding bivalves of extraordinary economic, ecological and historical importance. They usually complete their life cycle in wood and most are thought to use wood as a primary source of nutrition. Recently, a new species of shipworms was discovered that bores into carbonate limestone rocks rather than into woody substrates.   Researchers from Northeastern University’s Ocean Genome Legacy Center discovered the...

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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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Degraded soil

One-third of the arable land has been lost to erosion or sullied by pollution. Man-made chemicals and fertilizers used to improve crop yields persisted in soil for years, made it less fertile over time. Antibiotics in animal manure seeped out and caused degradation. Oil spills and environmental disasters have impacted large parcels of land. And all this is compounded by the sluggish pace at which...

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