pollution Tag

Coal is one of the important components of producing fuel and energy. However, burning coal causes severe air pollution as it emits harmful pollutants like mercury, arsenic, and gases into the air which can create breathing problems and acid rain. Burning coal and other fuels are one of the critical reasons for global warming as they release carbon dioxide which traps heat in the air...

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climate change

There is an urgent need to manage climate change which eventually causes floods that cause damage to human life and property. These types of natural disasters are witnessed in the Midwest where the United States Army Corps of Engineers build various forms of engineering projects, which in turn cause increased floods. Samuel Munoz, an assistant professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at  Northeastern University says...

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diving

Northeastern University always has something or the other interesting things happening on their campus. To honour World Oceans Day, University’s Marine Science Center’s faculty and staff were asked about their ongoing fascination with the water bodies and what brews underneath when you go diving in it. Since this job requires a favourable and deep liking for equating elements and environments, not everyone could handle a...

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Soot or Black Carbon (BC) is the reminiscence of incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, biofuels, and biomass. This emission often tends to contain aerosol which can be extremely harmful to the aquatic environment. BC contributes to the acceleration of sea ice melting in the Arctic. Scientists from all over the world are trying to figure out strategies to change this situation.   Aron Stubbins, a professor of...

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climate change and its effects on people

The change in climate around the world is not only affecting the ecosystem and the environment but it has adverse effects on humans as well. Ysabelle Kempe is on a journey to chronicle the effects of climate change on people across the United States. The journalism student at Northeastern University has taken up a long journey to cover various places and topics across  the States....

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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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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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algae

Probably the most prominent urban river in New England, The Charles River, is an 80-mile-long river that is a major source of recreation and a readily available connection to the natural world for residents of the Boston metropolitan area. The Charles River has historically suffered from industrial contamination – most of which has been directly caused by the densely populated area through which the river...

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