In the Media

Protecting Boston’s Waterfront for Future Generations ›

Metro | June 05, 2017
Professor of Hydrology Ellen Douglas is among those working on Imagine Boston 2030, Boston's city-wide plan in 50 years, which includes several initiatives aimed at curbing and preparing the coastal city for climate change. “It’s a challenge,” Douglas said.

Marching for the Earth and Science ›

Living on Earth | April 21, 2017
"Politicizing science is a difficult thing, is a complex thing, and I don't necessarily want to see science, which is simply a way of knowing about our planet and ourselves, politicized in a way that doesn't actually change anything," School for the Environment Dean Robyn Hannigan says.

Single cell protein could replace fish in feed ›

Undercurrent News | April 11, 2017
Researchers at UMass Boston worked on a study that showed that a particular single-cell protein could replace wild-caught fish and agricultural crops as a key ingredient in aquaculture feeds. The study is published in PEERJ.

Research links decline in hemlock forests to changes in water resources ›

Scienmag | April 06, 2017
Professor of Remote Sensing Crystal Schaaf is one of the co-authors on a study that is the first to show an increase in water yield — the amount of water reaching streams and rivers — resulting from forest damage caused by an insect pest called the hemlock woolly adelgid.

NASA Tests Observing Capability on Hawaii’s Coral Reefs ›

Asia Cruiser News | March 24, 2017
Professor of Optical Oceanography ZhongPing Lee collected data on the shape of the seafloor that will be used to evaluate the possibility of preparing a potential future NASA satellite that would monitor ecosystem changes and natural hazards.

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.”