news @ Northeastern – The global water crisis

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The Spring 2014 Myra Kraft Open Classroom seminar will explore the many challenges that water presents for our society, including health, economic and environmental issues.

The Boston Globe – Boston needs to embrace curbside collection of organic waste

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Overall, the Boston mayoral candidates agree with the city’s goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Several have mentioned that they want to see improvement in Boston’s recycling rate, which, at 20 percent, is 10 percent lower than the national average.

Brian Helmuth explains how ecological forecasting helps triage the impacts of climate change

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Triaging the Train Wreck of Climate Change

Pacific Standard Magazine• September 8, 2009 • By Brian Helmuth •

Biologist Brian Helmuth has observed firsthand the devastation wrought by climate change, but he’s also seen how ecological forecasting can prepare us.

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