Biography

Devin Windelspecht is studying International Affairs, with a concentration in Middle East Studies, at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a senior staff writer for the Global Journal, a student-run magazine at Northeastern University that covers international news and student experiences abroad. Devin speaks both English and Spanish, and is currently learning Arabic and French.

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Over the past 40 years, the number of recorded marine species has decreased by around 39 percent, according to the World Wildlife Fund. This extreme extinction rate is, in many ways, due to overfishing. The UN’s 2016 The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report reveals that one third of the world’s commercially-fished stocks …

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Once derided as a “trash fish,” a nuisance that was driven to extinction in parts of the country in order to make room for angler-favored “sportfish,” the huge, toothy alligator gar may at last be returning to the northern waters that it was once eradicated from decades ago. A new drive to reintroduce the once-maligned …

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There are nearly 5.25 trillion particles of plastic floating in our oceans, collectively weighing somewhere around 268,940 tons, according to a 2014 study published by the science journal PLOS ONE—and that’s not counting the thousands of tons more that clog our landfills and pollute our groundwater, plastic that in some cases can take as …

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In January of this year, a collection of 1,128 Turkish citizens, 90 of whom were members of Turkish universities, unitarily stood in protest to the Turkish government through a petition entitled, “We Will Not Be a Party to this Crime!” Stylizing themselves as the “Academicians for Peace,” they declared that the Turkish …

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