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Experience Magazine: He spent months underwater. Now he wants to save the ocean.

Mark Patterson, marine scientist, aquanaut, and inventor of underwater robots, walked into San Diego Comic-Con dressed as a giant coral polyp. He was decked out entirely in orange, with ten fake tentacles dangling from his neck. Green and purple splotches on his shirt front represented microplastics pollution, lodged in his polyp-gut. This was 2015, and […]
November 17, 2021
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College of Science Connects: The Plastics Problem

    Hear from Professor Aron Stubbins and students to discuss the interactions between humans and the environment. Explore the global cycle of plastics, the processes that breakdown plastics in the environment, and the ecological and human health implications of plastics and their by-products. Discover new innovations that may be instrumental in finding solutions to […]
November 12, 2021
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These co-ops are taking part in creating the next model organism, one cephalopod at a time.

It’s not every day you get the chance to work with cephalopods. That, however, is not the case for Northeastern students Sarah Beecy and Sonia van Stekelenborg. Beecy, a third-year marine biology student, and van Stekelenborg, a third-year environmental science student, are currently on their first co-op as marine cephalopod aquarists at Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The MBL is a […]
October 22, 2021
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He cultivates the campus’s ‘urban forest’ with an eye on the future.

It is a sticky, tropical day in August, making the Boston campus feel like an open-air blast furnace. Good thing Northeastern has nearly 1,500 trees to absorb some of the heat, or it could feel a lot worse, says Stephen Schneider, the university’s new chief arborist. “One of the more beneficial aspects of this urban […]
August 27, 2021

If we don’t halt climate change, the world’s oceans may never be the same.

The vast majority of the world’s oceans may never be the same if humanity doesn’t curb our carbon emissions. As much as 95% of the climates in the surface ocean that exist today could completely disappear within 80 years, according to new research led by Katie Lotterhos, associate professor of marine and environmental sciences at […]
August 27, 2021

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