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  • How Many Right Whales Do We Miss? ›

    National Geographic, March 10, 2017

    UMass Boston doctoral student Laura Ganley describes a frigid January research trip aimed at estimating the number of right whales in Cape Cod Bay.
  • The UN Needs Science Advice Now More Than Ever ›

    Research Europe, March 07, 2017

    Maria Ivanova, associate professor of conflict resolution, human security, and global governance in the McCormack Graduate School and United Nations Scientific Board member, writes that policy will suffer if the board's work is not renewed.
  • Fish fight: Scientists battle over the true harm of mercury in tuna ›

    The Washington Post, March 05, 2017

    Molly Lutcavage, director of the Large Pelagics Research Center, says she is disappointed that a paper produced following a collaboration with a colleague "does not discuss the very deep divide among scientists on whether methylmercury is dangerous to humans.”
  • UN Climate Chief Unable to Secure Meeting with US State Department ›

    The Guardian, March 02, 2017

    The U.N.'s climate chief has been unable to secure a meeting with the U.S. State Department as President Trump's mulls withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. “I don’t think it’s a good sign – it’s a snub,” said Associate Professor Maria Ivanova of the McCormack Graduate School.
  • Ignoring International Environmental Treaties ›

    Paste Magazine, February 24, 2017

    Maria Ivanova, associate professor of conflict resolution, human security, and global governance in the McCormack Graduate School, says environmental treaties "level the playing field" and "ensure other countries will have the kinds of regulation and legislation that the United States has.”
  • Boston ponders sea wall as rising water levels pose future threat ›

    Metro, February 19, 2017

    UMass Boston professors Ellen Douglas and Paul Kirshen are spending the year studying the practicality of a barrier that would extend across the four miles between Hull and Deer Island. “It’s a very complex project, with all kinds of economic, environmental, and social consequences,” Kirshen said.
  • As seas rise, city mulls a massive sea barrier across Boston Harbor ›

    The Boston Globe, February 18, 2017

    UMass Boston professors Ellen Douglas and Paul Kirshen are spending the year studying the practicality of a barrier that would extend across the four miles between Hull and Deer Island. “It’s a very complex project, with all kinds of economic, environmental, and social consequences,” Kirshen said.
  • Time to Take on Greed: Why Business Schools Must Engage in Intellectual Activism ›

    The Guardian, January 17, 2017

    Chair and Associate Professor of Management Alessia Contu writes that business schools must embrace "intellectual activism" that emphasizes ethical conduct. "We need substantial change in business schools so that they produce, and engage with, knowledge and practices that serve the public interest."
  • Panelists Recommend Ways to Reduce Carbon Footprint ›

    Cape Cod Times, January 06, 2017

    Speaking to a group about reducing carbon footprints, Professor of Climate Adaptation Paul Kirshen said, "I put on gutters on part of my house last year, and I made them extra big because I knew I was going to have more rainfall in the future. Little things like that make a difference."
  • In Boston, Who Will Bear Climate Change Burden? ›

    Bay State Banner, December 21, 2016

    “It’s very real. Climate change is already happening. There’s ample evidence of it,” says Professor of Climate Adaptation Paul Kirshen. Kirshen recently co-led a research group of experts in developing new Boston-focused climate change impact projections.
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