Between 1901 and 2010, global sea levels rose an average of 0.19 meters, or roughly seven inches. Over the next century, they’ll continue to rise-but at this point, that’s one of the few things scientists know for certain. Less understood is how fast they’ll rise, or where in the world these changes will be the most pronounced-information that will be crucial in helping coastal communities adapt to climate change… Ben Horton, a professor of marine and coastal sciences at Rutgers University, co-authored an article with Dutton and others in Science last summer about sea-level rise during these time periods. “The geological record is very worrying,” Horton said.
Archives for February 2016
Sea levels fluctuate through the years. But a new study looking at the past 2800 years has found that never before has global sea-level risen so high, so fast. And the rate appears to be accelerating. RadioTimes host Marty Moss-Coane interviews ROBERT …
Associate professor Ning Zhang, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, and Associate Professor Siobain Duffy, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, received prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awards from the NSF. The CAREER award is NSF’s “most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding […]
As fish go toward the Earth’s poles as a result of climate change, fishermen in poorer countries will disproportionately feel the impact — putting a strain on worldwide wealth resources, says a new study… “What we find is that natural resources like fish are being pushed around by climate change, and that changes who gets access to them,” Malin Pinsky at Rutgers said in a release.
Remember when tomatoes tasted great? You know, red ripe, sweet, flavorful and delicious? The classic Jersey tomato, developed in 1934 by New Jersey’s Rutgers University, is back, and slightly improved, but preserving what was best about a tomato variety developed 80 years ago specifically for Camden-based Campbell’s. “The Rutgers tomato was a variety that had defined a whole industry,” Tom Orton, a plant professor at the university said.
Home gardeners, get ready for the chance to plant a little New Jersey nostalgia in your backyard this spring. The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) recently released the new “Rutgers 250” tomato seeds for sale, introducing an improved version of the classic Rutgers tomato – which is what most people think of as the Jersey tomato. The tomato seeds can be purchased through the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station’s website, but are in very limited supply, said Tom Orton, a professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology.
A juicier version of one of the Garden State’s most iconic crops is now out, according to a team of researchers at Rutgers University. The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in Cumberland County released its “Rutgers 250” tomato seeds. The group said they are an improvement on the classic Jersey tomato… “It’s what you think of when you think back to the tomatoes you had when you were younger,” horticulturist Tom Orton said. Peter Nitzsche, agricultural agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, said researchers hope the new version mimics the original Rutgers tomato but with a “better plant and fruit quality.”
Researchers at Rutgers University say they have perfected an improved and juicier version, not found in supermarkets, that will delight discerning taste buds of tomato lovers…”It’s what you think of when you think back to the tomatoes you had when you were younger, and they came right off the vine into your house and you cut into them, and they were red and the flavor was bursting,” horticulturist Tom Orton told Rutgers Today, a university newsletter… “The Rutgers 250 has that traditional Jersey tomato flavor with a little bit of bite and complexity,” Peter Nitzsche, an associate professor and agricultural agent for the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, told Rutgers Today. “We are hoping it mimics the same flavor people remember from the original Rutgers tomato, but from a new variety with a better plant and fruit quality.”
As part of America Saves Week (Feb. 22-27), the Cooperative Extension system launched a 15-Week America Saves Challenge that’s designed to motivate individuals to get started on the path to increased personal wealth and financial security. The challenge, which ends on June 4, is free and is funded by an America Saves Week mini-grant provided […]
The work of the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) was recognized by the YMCA Alliance, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, with a Culture of Health Award. The award, presented at the Culture of Health Conference in New Jersey, “honors individuals and communities that are creating partnerships and deep commitments […]