Rapid Replacement

Rapid Replacement

Novel technology applied to replace aging bridge America’s bridges received a grade of C+ on the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, put out by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Aging is a factor in this score — almost four in 10 of the 614,387 bridges in...
Shop Right

Shop Right

Online shopping might not be as green as people think it is Home shopping isn’t new — images from Sears catalogues in the early 1900s show bicycles, banjos, hats, dresses, shoes, long underwear for men, corsets for women, guns, tools, light fixtures, storage trunks,...
All about the microbes

All about the microbes

Researchers compare notes on amazing world of bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa They’re out there for better or for worse, a teeming universe of microbes that influences everything that lives and breathes in this world. They have ominous-sounding names –...
Reducing the Relics of War

Reducing the Relics of War

Grant to address fate of munitions constituents in the environment The Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR) was established in 1911 as a field artillery firing and field training site. Over the next several decades, MMR, which occupies 34 square miles on upper...
Biochar to the Rescue

Biochar to the Rescue

Environmental engineering faculty study novel approach to stormwater management When stormwater runs off impervious surfaces like pavements and roofs, it bypasses nature’s filtering system and moves rapidly through storm drains, sewer systems and drainage ditches into...
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