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…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Former EPA administrator available to comment on ruling to uphold Obama-era ozone standards

Federal judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit have determined that many of the ozone standards created during the…

Updated : Aug 19, 2019 in Feature

Could Duckweed Feed the World?

Climate change is threatening the world’s food supply and the risk of supply disruptions is expected to grow as temperatures rise, according to a new…

Updated : Aug 15, 2019 in Research Articles

Global urban water scarcity endures as a ‘daily reality’

ITHACA, N.Y. - More than 40% of residents in 15 cities in the “global south” – developing nations in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America…

Updated : Aug 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Scientists Discover Key Factors in How Some Algae Absorb Solar Energy

Scientists have discovered how diatoms – a type of algae that produces 20 percent of the Earth’s oxygen – absorb solar energy for photosynthesis. The…

Updated : Aug 13, 2019 in Research Articles

Pollutant linked to climate change can accelerate lung disease as much as a pack a day of cigarettes

In Brief Long-term exposure to outdoor air pollutants, especially the pollutant ozone, accelerates the development of emphysema and age-related decline in lung function, even among…

Updated : Aug 07, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Upcoming IPCC report to call for urgent food system reforms

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is expected to release a report on Thursday, demonstrating how the agricultural sector contributes to greenhouse gas emissions,…

Updated : Aug 01, 2019 in Research Articles

How Roads Can Help Cool Sizzling Cities

Special permeable concrete pavement can help reduce the “urban heat island effect” that causes cities to sizzle in the summer, according to a Rutgers-led team…

Updated : Aug 01, 2019 in Research Articles

How Roads Can Help Cool Sizzling Cities

Special permeable concrete pavement can help reduce the “urban heat island effect” that causes cities to sizzle in the summer, according to a Rutgers-led team…

Updated : Aug 01, 2019 in Research Articles

How Roads Can Help Cool Sizzling Cities

Special permeable concrete pavement can help reduce the “urban heat island effect” that causes cities to sizzle in the summer, according to a Rutgers-led team…

Updated : Aug 01, 2019 in Research Articles

How Roads Can Help Cool Sizzling Cities

Special permeable concrete pavement can help reduce the “urban heat island effect” that causes cities to sizzle in the summer, according to a Rutgers-led team…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Physicists Make Graphene Discovery that Could Help Develop Superconductors

When two mesh screens are overlaid, beautiful patterns appear when one screen is offset. These “moiré patterns” have long intrigued artists, scientists and mathematicians and…

Updated : Jul 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Conservation or construction? Deciding waterbird hotspots

Imagine your favorite beach filled with thousands of ducks and gulls. Now envision coming back a week later and finding condos being constructed on that…