Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

University of Redlands professor says ‘there is simply no way to justify the Trump Administration’s new fuel economy standards.’

Dr. Nicholas Reksten is an environmental economist at the University of Redlands who can speak with authority about the economic impact of the Trump Administration's…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Soil Science Society publishes blogs about Deepwater Horizon’s Anniversary

April 2, 2020 - April 2020, is the 10th anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Soil Science Society…

Updated : Mar 27, 2020 in Research Articles

Relaxing Environmental Rules Shows Poor Judgment in the Midst of COVID-19 Outbreak

New York, NY – March 27, 2020 – Following reports of the Environmental Protection Agency’s move to implement broad changes that would relax environmental rules,…

Updated : Mar 26, 2020 in Research Articles

How Stable is Deep Ocean Circulation in Warmer Climate?

If circulation of deep waters in the Atlantic stops or slows due to climate change, it could cause cooling in northern North America and Europe…

Updated : Mar 23, 2020 in Feature

Why do farmers care about conservation?

March 23, 2020 – An American poet once said, “Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.” This quote especially rings true for…

Updated : Mar 16, 2020 in Research Articles

Scientists Have Discovered the Origins of the Building Blocks of Life

Rutgers researchers have discovered the origins of the protein structures responsible for metabolism: simple molecules that powered early life on Earth and serve as chemical…

Updated : Mar 16, 2020 in Research Articles

If you’re poor, poverty is an environmental issue

ITHACA, N.Y. – In 2017, when interviewers asked Latino community members in San Antonio, Texas, about their top environmental concerns, the answers took researchers by…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Trump floodplain buyout plan bold, but ‘uncoordinated’

The Trump administration is pushing cities to use eminent domain in order to remove homeowners from flood zones — threatening to withhold federal funds those…

Updated : Mar 11, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Researchers provide insight on how our notion of the environment has changed since the inception of Earth Day 50-years ago

Since Earth Day’s inception in 1970, there’s been some major success in legislation and an increased awareness of the climate and environment. However, the work…

Updated : Mar 11, 2020 in Research Articles

Microbes play important role in soil’s nitrogen cycle

March 11, 2020 – Under our feet, in the soil, is a wealth of microbial activity. Just like humans have different metabolisms and food choices,…

Updated : Mar 03, 2020 in Higher Education Event

ESF is First College in New York to Sign Plastic Ban Pledge

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is the first college in New York state to sign the #breakfreefromplastic pledge and the fourth…

Updated : Mar 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Winter’s Snow Drought in N.J.

New Brunswick, N.J. (March 2, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick experts are available to discuss New Jersey’s mild weather so far this winter. That includes…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

FAU Poll Shows Florida Democrats, Republicans and Independents Concerned About Impact of Climate Change on Future Generations

Floridians from all major political parties believe climate change is real and are concerned about its impact on future generations in the state, according to…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

New systemic approach needed to tackle global challenges

The impacts of the corona virus on people’s health and daily life, stock markets, and businesses illustrate the increasingly interconnected nature of the challenges facing…

Updated : Feb 24, 2020 in Feature

How do my food choices affect the environment?

February 24, 2020 – All food has a footprint. When we buy food, grow food, prepare food, serve food, or eat food, we make choices. …

Updated : Feb 20, 2020 in Research Articles

Newly found bacteria fights climate change, soil pollutants

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University researchers have found a new species of soil bacteria that is particularly adept at breaking down organic matter, including the…

Updated : Feb 11, 2020 in Feature

Around the world, Cornell fellows guide climate action

ITHACA, N.Y. - Social activist Emmanuel Niyoyabikoze, founder of the Greening Burundi Project, aims to plant 1 million trees in the African Republic of Burundi, which has…

Updated : Feb 05, 2020 in Research Articles

First-of-its-kind study examines toll of nuclear war on world’s oceans

A nuclear war, even a relatively contained conflict, wouldn’t just have devastating consequences for life on land. It could also take a toll on the…

Updated : Feb 05, 2020 in Research Articles

Forest soils recovering from effects of acid rain

February 5, 2020 – Before the United States 1970 Clean Air Act, rainfall all over the country was acidic. As precipitation would fall from the…

Updated : Feb 05, 2020 in Research Articles

Global Cooling After Nuclear War Would Harm Ocean Life

A nuclear war that cooled Earth could worsen the impact of ocean acidification on corals, clams, oysters and other marine life with shells or skeletons,…

Updated : Feb 04, 2020 in Announcement

Danforth Center Unveils Robust Line-up for Inaugural AgTech NEXT Summit

ST. LOUIS, MO, February 4, 2020 - The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center today announced the preliminary lineup of presentations and panel discussions by innovative…

Updated : Feb 04, 2020 in Research Articles

Proximity to Green Spaces Impacts Health

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 30, 2019) – Two separate studies looked at the effects that greenery has on our health – finding that the greener our…

Updated : Feb 03, 2020 in Research Articles

More grocery stores means less food waste — and a big carbon cut

ITHACA, N.Y. – One strategy for reducing food waste’s environmental impact is as counterintuitive as it is straightforward: Open more grocery stores. That’s according to…

Updated : Feb 03, 2020 in Feature

Great American Prairies – the most endangered ecosystem on Earth?

February 3, 2020 – When people think about endangered or threatened ecosystems, often the Amazon rainforest or the Great Barrier Reef come to mind. And,…

Updated : Jan 29, 2020 in Research Articles

Fungal decisions can affect climate

January 29, 2020 – When we think of climate change, we tend to think about greenhouse gases, fossil fuels and pollution. Most of us don’t…

Updated : Jan 29, 2020 in Research Articles

Scientists Find Far Higher than Expected Rate of Underwater Glacial Melting

Tidewater glaciers, the massive rivers of ice that end in the ocean, may be melting underwater much faster than previously thought, according to a Rutgers…

Updated : Jan 27, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss How Robots Enable Chemical Exposure Assessment

New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 27, 2020) – Robots can be programmed to perform tasks such as painting to generate exposure data on potentially harmful contaminants, according…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Doomsday Clock and Nuclear and Climate Threats

New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 23, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Alan Robock, an expert on nuclear winter, climate change and geoengineering, is available to discuss the…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Trump pollution control cuts ‘not consistent with science,’ will cost Americans

The Trump Administration is expected to finalize a plan on Thursday to remove Obama era environmental protections for streams and wetlands, and cut pollution controls…

Updated : Jan 22, 2020 in Research Articles

Helping roadside soils bounce back after construction

January 22, 2020 – Everyone hates road construction, even the soils and bodies of water around the roads. Paved roads can’t absorb water, so that…

Updated : Jan 21, 2020 in Feature

Launch of Think Global Health

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) introduces Think Global Health, a multi-contributor website that examines how changes in health are reshaping economies, societies, and the…

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…