In March 2014 the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health hosted the 1st Annual Human Performance Conference.
Archives for April 2014
Delays in cleaning up Hurricane Sandy debris at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge could create environmental problems there, a Rutgers University scientist said. Household chemicals have been found during an ongoing Fish and Wildlife Service-funded cleanup at the refuge. The cleanup was expected to have been finished by now but will not be completed until at least the fall, refuge Manager Virginia Rettig said…Household chemicals are a troubling thing for a natural environment such as a salt marsh at the refuge, said Michael Kennish, a research professor for the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University. “It’s very difficult to get chemicals out of the sediments and to get the habitat cleaned out,” he said.
A panel that advises state officials on the quality of New Jersey’s drinking water met for the first time since 2010 on Tuesday, and pledged to focus its work on contamination by a class of chemicals that has been linked with cancer and developmental p…
On the verge of graduation, many college students ponder whether all their hard work will pay off. As they cross the threshold bearing their undergraduate degrees, will their dedication open doors of opportunity? Rutgers graduate Nora Jean Nealon’s (SEBS 2013) path of hard work has landed her in a laudable position. On the heels of […]
The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will celebrate National Herb Day with the Ask a Master Gardener event and plant sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3, rain or shine, at the 4-H Youth Center, 645 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick…This ev…
Sunshine, music, food and fun – another successful Ag Field Day, part of Rutgers Day!
While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it’s not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for a harsh winter that mercifully has just ended in many places…”It’s another way that climate change is probably connected to an individual weather event,” Rutgers University climate scientist Jennifer Francis said. “There are still a lot of questions out there. It’s another piece of the puzzle.”
Deep beneath the ocean floor off the New Jersey coast lie secrets that could help scientists predict how climate change might affect one of the most popular shorelines in the country. Gregory Mountain, with a name that befits his expertise, teaches Earth and planetary sciences and has spent a lot of time in recent years sailing those waters to uncover the answers. “This is . . . to understand better what the future is going to hold,” said Mountain, a professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey. “The future that is within our grandchildren’s time.”
In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines when it made landfall in Tacloban. It was one of the largest storms ever recorded in human history and resulted in the death of 6,000 people. Typhoon Haiyan represents a humanitarian disaster and a rebuilding challenge for the global community. In New Jersey residents’ experience with Hurricane […]
Rutgers’ Master Gardeners Organization of Cumberland County will host learning programs that will start May 3 at Wheaton Arts. The day’s activities will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wheaton Arts, located off Glasstown Road. The theme of the children’s table this year is “Animals of the Farm and Forest – Identifying Them by their Appearance, Tracks, and Scat.” There will be scat and track picture by tracker Kim Cabrera with pelts, skulls and more. Other activities will include a smell test, jelly bean test, tracks in the sand, animal track twister game and making track stamps.