Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Expert Pitch

‘Are Noncommunicable Diseases Communicable?’ Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Paper in Science Today

New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 16, 2020) – Rutgers professors Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello and Martin J. Blaser are available to discuss a paper in the journal Science…

Updated : Jan 15, 2020 in Research Articles

Are sinking soils in the Everglades related to climate change?

January 15, 2020 – Characterized by alligators, airboats, and catfish, the Everglades is a region of swampy wetlands in southern Florida. In addition to the area’s…

Updated : Jan 14, 2020 in Feature

What is the California state soil?

January 14, 2020 – Many states have a designated state bird, flower, fish, tree, rock, etc. And, many states also have a state soil –…

Updated : Jan 14, 2020 in Research Articles

How to Make it Easier to Turn Plant Waste into Biofuels

Researchers have developed a new process that could make it much cheaper to produce biofuels such as ethanol from plant waste and reduce reliance on…

Updated : Jan 13, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Global Fisheries Management Study

New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 13, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Olaf P. Jensen is available for interviews on new marine fisheries management research published in the journal…

Updated : Jan 09, 2020 in Expert Pitch

‘It makes no sense’: Trump pipeline proposal undercuts climate progress

The Trump Administration is expected to announce a plan on Thursday morning that exempts projects from environmental assessments — making it easier to build pipelines,…

Updated : Jan 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Study shows animal life thriving around Fukushima

Athens, Ga. – Nearly a decade after the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, researchers from the University of Georgia have found that wildlife populations are…

Updated : Dec 23, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Greenland Ice Sheet Study

New Brunswick, N.J. (Dec. 23, 2019) – The southern Greenland Ice Sheet may experience precipitous melting this century due to a much smaller temperature increase than…

Updated : Dec 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Greenland ice loss is at ‘worse-case scenario’ levels, study finds

NEWS  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENOTE TO EDITORS: PHOTO AVAILABLE AThttps://news.uci.edu/2019/12/19/greenland-ice-loss-is-at-worse-case-scenario-levels-study-finds Contact:      Brian Bell                    949-824-8249       …

Updated : Dec 18, 2019 in Research Articles

In global south, urban sanitation crisis harms health, economy

ITHACA, N.Y. - Cities in the “global south” – densely populated urban areas that are part of low-income countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America –…

Updated : Dec 17, 2019 in Research Articles

New ice river detected at Arctic glacier adds to rising seas

ITHACA, N.Y. – Geologists, examining the desolate Vavilov ice cap on the northern fringe of Siberia in the Arctic Circle, have for the first time…

Updated : Dec 12, 2019 in Research Articles

UCI-led team releases high-precision map of Antarctic ice sheet bed topography

Irvine, Calif., Dec. 12, 2019 – A University of California, Irvine-led team of glaciologists has unveiled the most accurate portrait yet of the contours of…

Updated : Dec 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Helping plant nurseries reduce runoff

December 11, 2019 – You may have heard how excess nutrients, such as phosphorus, can run off of crop fields. This can cause harm when the…

Updated : Dec 06, 2019 in Expert Pitch

6 Tips for Navigating Political Discussions at the Holiday Table

As families gear up to celebrate the winter holiday season together, a course of politics is likely their least favorite topic to dish up at…

Updated : Dec 03, 2019 in Expert Pitch

‘Environmental disaster’: Brazil oil spill to spark drastic effects

  Oil began washing up on the shores of Brazil in August, sparking an ongoing environmental disaster that continues to impact coastlines and marine life.…

Updated : Dec 02, 2019 in Announcement

ACSESS names Nick Goeser as CEO

December 2, 2019 – The Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS), announced today that Nicholas J. Goeser has been named Chief Executive Officer.…

Updated : Dec 01, 2019 in Expert Pitch

9 sustainable holiday tips from Furman U Shi Ctr for Sustainability: C offsets, bags>wrap, digitize, real>fake, regift, stocking food, LEDs, compost, cut the crap

Wes Dripps, PhD, director of the Shi Center for Sustainability at Furman University, is not only very green, he's a great interview. He can speak…

Updated : Nov 22, 2019 in Feature

Researchers begin major study aimed at improving health equity in New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK (Nov. 21, 2019) — Residents of two Trenton ZIP codes can expect to live to about 74 years old on average, but in…

Updated : Nov 21, 2019 in Feature

From the farm to the feast

November 21, 2019 – As many of us rush to the store for last-minute ingredients in our favorite dishes, it’s easy to forget the full story…

Updated : Nov 19, 2019 in Research Articles

New danger for corals in warming oceans: metal pollution

ITHACA, N.Y. –Metal copper from agricultural runoff and marine paint leaching from boat hulls poses an emerging threat to soft coral sea fans in the…

Updated : Nov 13, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Venice flooding highlights cultural ‘trauma’ of climate change

Venice, the Italian city and cultural mecca, is experiencing its highest tide in 50 years, with city streets experiencing severe flooding. The mayor says it…

Updated : Nov 13, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Experts Can Discuss Record Cold Temperatures in N.J.

New Brunswick, N.J. (Nov. 13, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick experts are available for interviews on record cold temperatures in New Jersey this week. Today’s…

Updated : Nov 05, 2019 in Announcement

University of Redlands and Esri celebrate a decade of Redlands Forum learning and discourse

REDLANDS, California — Nov. 5, 2019 — What do anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall, Atlantic reporter, and author James Fallows, and activist Ralph Nadar all have…

Updated : Nov 05, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Google worker climate demands signal growing activism in tech

In a letter drafted to Google’s chief financial officer this week, employees at the tech giant are demanding that their senior leadership sever contracts with…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Aquatic invasive species are short-circuiting benefits from mercury reduction in the Great Lakes

MADISON – According to a new study published today [Nov. 4, 2019] in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 40 years of reduced…

Updated : Oct 29, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss ‘New Jersey’s Rising Coastal Risk’ Report

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 29, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor  Robert E. Kopp is available to discuss “New Jersey’s Rising Coastal Risk,” a report released today…

Updated : Oct 21, 2019 in Research Articles

Plant physiology will be major contributor to future river flooding, UCI study finds

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 21, 2019 – The next time a river overflows its banks, don’t just blame the rain clouds. Earth system scientists from the…

Updated : Oct 17, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Fall Foliage in New Jersey

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 17, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick tree expert Jason Grabosky is available for interviews on this year’s fall foliage season in…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss New Green Infrastructure in Linden, N.J.

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 16, 2019) – Rutgers expert Qizhong (George) Guo is available to comment on two new porous parking lots in a vulnerable area…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Proposed High Seas Biodiversity Treaty

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 16, 2019) – Rutgers University environmental law expert Cymie R. Payne is available to comment on a proposed international treaty aimed…

Updated : Oct 15, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Shellfish Expert Available to Discuss East Coast Oyster Breeding Project

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 15, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick shellfish geneticist Ximing Guo is available to comment on a five-year Rutgers-led consortium project to…

Updated : Oct 10, 2019 in Feature

Linking soil and environmental health

October 10, 2019— Soil health is in large part rediscovery of old concepts (e.g. soil tilth and quality), but now receiving renewed attention due to…

Updated : Oct 08, 2019 in Feature

Datasets can lead to risk-reducing solutions in agriculture

October 8, 2019 — Farming is like the stock market: past crop yields do not necessarily predict future crop yields. And, farming is hard work.…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Exceedingly Dry, Warm September in N.J.

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 3, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor David A. Robinson, the New Jersey State Climatologist, can provide insight on one of the driest and warmest Septembers…

Updated : Sep 24, 2019 in Feature

Upcoming: Embracing the Digital Environment Meeting

September 24, 2019 – The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America will host Embracing the Digital…

Updated : Sep 17, 2019 in Research Articles

UCI team uses machine learning to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 17, 2019 – An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of California, Irvine has developed a new technique for predicting the…

Updated : Sep 16, 2019 in Research Articles

Reduce, reuse, recycle: the future of phosphorus

September 16, 2019 - When Hennig Brandt discovered the element phosphorus in 1669, it was a mistake. He was really looking for gold. But his…

Updated : Sep 16, 2019 in Feature

Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Phosphorus’ Discovery!

Sept. 16, 2019 – Did you ever wonder why your home and garden fertilizer has specific ratios of nutrients? Well, the story goes back even…

Updated : Sep 13, 2019 in Research Articles

Sandia experiments at temperature of sun offer solutions to solar model problems

Sandia's Z machine helps reconcile sun’s energy and composition ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Experimenting at 4.1 million degrees Fahrenheit, physicists at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine…

Updated : Sep 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Violence and racism shape views of environmental issues

People living in marginalized communities in St. Louis, particularly African Americans, have been enduring, as one study participant said, “real problems” such as violence and…

Updated : Sep 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Soils Could Be Affected by Climate Change, Impacting Water and Food

Coasts, oceans, ecosystems, weather and human health all face impacts from climate change, and now valuable soils may also be affected. Climate change may reduce…

Updated : Sep 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Breeders release new flaxseed cultivar with higher yield

September 11, 2019 - The small but mighty flaxseed has many health benefits for humans, as well as other important uses. Yield, and therefore profits,…

Updated : Sep 09, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Newark’s Lead in Water Issue

New Brunswick, N.J. (Sept. 9, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick water expert Daniel J. Van Abs can discuss water supply issues involving lead in Newark,…

Updated : Sep 09, 2019 in Feature

Trapping atoms to protect Australia’s groundwater

A unique new facility launched today at the University of Adelaide will help protect Australia’s precious groundwater from overuse and contamination, and contribute to our…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Research Articles

Time to retire the ‘pristine myth’ of climate change

A new, global synthesis of regional archaeological knowledge on land-use changes over the past 10,000 years reveals that humans have reshaped landscapes, ecosystems and potentially…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Expert Pitch

EPA to ease methane regs for industry, ‘single largest culprit’ of emissions spike

The Trump administration is expected to announce today that it plans to roll back regulations on methane emissions, making it easier for energy companies to…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Disaster researchers can comment on evacuation, sea level rise, health issues, pet safety as Hurricane Dorian approaches

The University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center offers several experts who can talk about various aspects of a storm such as Hurricane Dorian. Tricia Wachtendorf: Evacuation…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Coastal Expert Can Discuss ‘King Tide’ in N.J.

New Brunswick, N.J. (Aug. 28, 2019) – Rutgers coastal expert Lisa Auermuller is available for interviews on the “king tide” in New Jersey, which will…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Research Articles

Nuclear Winter Would Threaten Nearly Everyone on Earth

If the United States and Russia waged an all-out nuclear war, much of the land in the Northern Hemisphere would be below freezing in the…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Fires in Amazon Rainforests

New Brunswick, N.J. (Aug. 27, 2019) – With numerous fires raging in ecologically priceless Amazon rainforests, Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Laura C. Schneider can comment…