Robert Kopp – Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Richard H. Ebright – Waksman Institute
Donald Schaffer – Department of Food Science and Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Sea levels rose faster in the 1900s than in any of time over the previous 2,800 years, and will continue to rise at record rates without drastic cuts to carbon emissions, according to new research published in the journal PNAS… “We’re living in a very unusual time that we have not experience for at least the last 2,800 years,” says study co-author Benjamin Horton, a professor at Rutgers University.
Researchers have discovered a new flower species that has been “perfectly preserved” in amber, much like in the dinosaur blockbuster Jurassic Park… Rutgers botany professor Lena Struwe named the species Strychnos electri after the Greek word for amber. “Strychnos electri has likely been extinct for a long time,” she said in a statement. “But many new species living and, unfortunately, soon-to-be-extinct species are discovered by scientists every year.”