In his over thirty years of working with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Frank Gallagher has explored the connection between people and landscape through both land management and academic research. He’s long protected the parks and forestry in New Jersey, with his shining accomplishment being the ecological planning for the 250-acre Natural Restoration of Liberty State Park. The park, which sits on a former chromium site, has been transformed into a vibrant wetlands natural area and is now one of New Jersey’s most visited parks. [Read more...]
A new community apple orchard at the Shiloh Community Garden in New Brunswick, NJ, practically sprouted overnight in late April. A group of volunteers from Elijah’s Promise, New Brunswick Community Food Alliance and local residents as well as staff and faculty from various departments at Rutgers, planted an orchard of 40 apple trees in one day and installed 90 feet of trellis to support the trees. [Read more...]
On May 8, several Rutgers faculty were recognized for their outstanding efforts. Rachael Winfree, associate professor in Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and an extension specialist in the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, was among those honored. Read more about the awards.
WHAT: A day-long conference, “Climate Change Preparedness in New Jersey: Leading Practices and Policy Priorities,” focusing on climate change preparedness and resilience in New Jersey. In addition, leading practices throughout the United States to enhance climate change adaptation capacity in New Jersey will be discussed. Hosted by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance.
WHEN: Wed., May 22, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. [Read more...]
Before 2015, many scientists knew that a "nuclear winter" theoretically could bring major climate change to the world and create famines in many countries. But it wasn’t until the aftermath of the use of a hundred atomic bombs by Pakistan and India – in what was later named the South Asian Nuclear War – that people everywhere began to comprehend the longer-term, global effects of nuclear exchanges…Alan Robock, now a senior professor in environmental science at Rutgers University, was a young scientist studying nuclear winter at that time. Today, the 63-year-old researcher is warning anyone who will listen that although the Cold War ended in the early 1990s, and the risk of a Third World War now appears to be reduced, the danger of nuclear winter persists.
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