In the Media

Salmon by-products could add more value ›

FISHupdate | February 14, 2018
Associate Professor of Sustainability and Food Solutions Michael Tlusty coauthored a paper that shows there is considerable potential to increase the sustainability of the Scottish Atlantic salmon industry by strategically managing by-products.

Dartmouth residents share their vision for Padanaram Harbor ›

SouthCoastToday | February 07, 2018
Kristin Uiterwyk, acting director of the Urban Harbors Institute, says some who answered a survey about future use of Padanaram Harbor thought promoting aquaculture operations would help improve the water quality, while others thought it would interfere with recreational uses of the harbor.

Innovation prize is about ensuring continued growth in aquaculture industry ›

FeedNavigator | February 06, 2018
UMass Boston is one of the sponsors of the F3 Fish Oil Challenge, which is challenging people to come up with alternatives to fish oil that are sustainable. Associate Professor of Sustainability and Food Solutions Michael Tlusty is one of the judges.

Dartmouth takes steps to develop Harbor Management Plan ›

SouthCoastToday | February 02, 2018
Kristin Uiterwyk, acting director of the Urban Harbors Institute, says water quality, recreational use of the harbor and shoreline, and management of living marine resources were the most important issues identified in a public survey being used to construct Dartmouth's Harbor Management Plan.

Educators Examine Extreme Events & Climate Change Concepts During MITS Seminar ›

Educators Examine Extreme Events and Climate Change Concepts During MITS Seminar | February 01, 2018
Associate Professor of Hydrology Ellen Douglas introduced more than 50 Massachusetts educators to the Boston Climate Action Plan last week at Clark University. Participants discussed possible causes of extreme weather events and why they will most likely increase as global temperatures rise.

Boston Agonizes Over How to Protect Itself From Future Storms ›

Wall Street Journal | January 28, 2018
The Boston Harbor Flood Risk Model, which School for the Environment professors Ellen Douglas and Paul Kirshen worked on alongside community partners, is mentioned in this article.

The Swiss Consider the Lobster. It Feels Pain, They Decide. ›

The New York Times | January 12, 2018
Michael Tlusty, an associate professor of sustainability and food solutions in the School for the Environment, says lobsters lack the brain anatomy that we associate with pain sensation, but since crustacean brains are so different from ours, no one can really say for certain what they are feeling.

Ward 5 Councillor John Powers: We Must Be Better Prepared for Natural Disasters ›

Revere Journal | January 10, 2018
UMass Boston professors Paul Kirshen and Ellen Douglas were part of a 2016 study that found sea levels could rise by 10 feet by the end of the century, and Boston and nearby communities will experience a higher increase in sea level than other parts of the world.

Preventing Flooding on the Cape ›

WBUR-FM | January 08, 2018
Mark Borrelli, the director of the CaPE Lab, a collaboration with UMass Boston and the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, says walls won't stop storm flooding on the cape. Borrelli told WBUR-FM that elevation and dune management would be more efficient.

Widespread Flooding from Nor’easter Brings New Attention to Sea Wall ›

Boston 25 | January 08, 2018
Professor of Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Solutions Lab Academic Director Paul Kirshen and his team are studying if a sea wall in Boston Harbor makes sense, including the potential impacts it could bring to the harbor ecosystem and its impact to the multi-billion dollar shipping industry.