Turquoise waters reminiscent of a Caribbean island have replaced the New Jersey’s typically murky coast for the past week, thanks to combination of phytoplankton and unusual weather conditions… “These upwellings occur every summer, and fu…
In a Midwestern cornfield, a scene of Chinese theft and espionage
United States law enforcement agencies are a urging farmers and businesses more broadly to be increasingly vigilant amid a rise in attempted thefts of genetically engineered seed and other commercial secrets… Carl Pray, a Rutgers University economist who specializes in Chinese agriculture, told the Monitor that “it may not ease the concerns of consumers who are largely focused on food safety.”
To protect natural resources, put a price tag on them, say scientists
Scientists expect that climate change will dramatically impact the environment and dislocate many species – such as plants, trees and fish – which will have to move from their current habitats to new ones in order to adapt. And where those species go, …
Earth’s oceans are swelling faster than anytime in past 2,800 years, study shows
For nearly three millenniums, the Earth’s ocean levels fluctuated by just three inches, rising no more than one or one and a half inches per century… The team’s databases also included 66 tide-gauge records, dating back to about 1700, to solve their “geological detective story,” as co-author and fellow Rutgers professor Ben Horton calls it.