Category Archives: News

Bee Aware of Neonicotinoids

by Patrick Morency I’m writing this blog in favor of the Saving America’s Pollinators Act (H.R.2692)- introduced by Representatives John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) in July of 2013- which would suspend the use of neonicotinoid pesticides until a full review of scientific evidence indicated they are safe and a field study demonstrates no… Continue Reading

Worldwide Groundwater Depletion: What it Means

by Patrick Morency “Groundwater depletion the world over poses a far greater threat to global water security than is currently acknowledged.”  Nature Publishing Group, An alarming satellite-based analysis from NASA, released last month, finds that the world is depleting groundwater — the water stored underground in soil and aquifers — at an unprecedented rate.… Continue Reading

A “Renewable” Partnership

by Miles Flisher Media coverage of renewable energy development in Russia and China has been scarce. Coverage of these countries usually has a more political focus. However, there is talk of these two giants joining forces to increase their renewable energy production. Russia has plans to match the Chinese share of the renewable energy market.… Continue Reading

Energy Journey to the Center of the Earth

By Miles Flisher An often forgotten source of energy is one that is below us at all times, yet we tend to look right over it. Geothermal energy is converting the heat from the center of the Earth’s core into energy, which can then besides being used for just heat, be converted into energy that… Continue Reading

Icebergs and Their Effect on Gravity

By Malena Buker Last week, all of the new Fall 2014 interns including myself attended a presentation about climate change on Earth. There, we listened to an educated speaker and I took particular interest in the ice at the poles. As the climate continues to change and slowly (so it seems, but not really) the world… Continue Reading

Solar Energy: Driving Towards New Horizons

Recently a group of engineering students from the University of New South Wales created a record breaking solar car. The team calls themselves Sunswift and they have developed a solar car that they confidently believe will break a 20 year old record. The record that they are planning on breaking combines speed and distance. In order to… Continue Reading

“Crude Awakening”

For the past week while I’ve been away I unfortunately haven’t had the chance to work on my sustainability goal. However, I did watch an episode of HBO’s show Vice titled “Crude Awakening”. Although it may not directly relate to sustainability, it does go further into detail about the fuel crisis we are currently facing.… Continue Reading

Local Environmental Action’s 2014 Conference

On March 2, 2014, I attended the Local Environmental Action Conference which was held at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Both the Massachusetts Climate Action Network and the Toxics Action Center hosted this event. The Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) is an organization that coordinates the work of locally organized groups across Massachusetts fighting the… Continue Reading

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