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Mississippi River keeps fooding and humans are to blame, data show

In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature, Munoz and his colleagues write that the probability of a 100-year flood occurring in the Mississippi River system has increased by 20 percent over the past 500 years, three-quarters of which is due to river engineering and other human activities.
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Local teens get hands-on learning at marine Science Center

Northeastern’s Marine Science Center kicked off its outreach field season on Tuesday by hosting teenagers from a school in Lynn, Massachusetts, who spent the morning exploring marine life along the center’s rocky shores, learning about biodiversity at the center’s touch tanks, and engaging with researchers studying everything from salt marshes to the physiology and health of corals.
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Where environmental science and policy collide: A look at the new Master’s Program

Northeastern has recognized the societal need to train environmental professionals that can connect the science with the policy. Northeastern’s new Master’s program in Environmental Science and Policy is designed for students interested in gaining expertise that integrates science and policy.