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Exciting News: Announcing the Rutgers Climate Institute!

Rutgers Climate and Environmental Change Initiative and Rutgers Initiative on Climate and Society are merging into the Rutgers Climate Institute (RCI) as of September 1st. Co-Directors of RCI are Professor Anthony Broccoli (Department of Environmental Sciences) and Professor Robin Leichenko (Department of Geography). Events, news, initiatives and resources will be unveiled over the coming months, along with our new website. For questions, contact Associate Director, Marjorie Kaplan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

The Center for Maritime Research (MARE)—People and the Sea VII Conference

The Center for Maritime Research (MARE)—People and the Sea VII Conference. Read more: The Center for Maritime Research (MARE)—People and the Sea VII Conference Rutgers Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography, Ariele Baker, recently attended the 7th People and the Sea Conference in Amsterdam this past June through a travel grant provided by the Rutgers Climate and Environmental Change Initiative. The conference was sponsored by the Center for Maritime Research. Ariele, along with two other Rutgers Ph.D. students, Angela Oberg, student in Planning at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Julia Flagg, a PhD student in Sociology at Rutgers. They were part of an interdisciplinary team researching the effects of Hurricane Sandy on fishing communities in New Jersey. Their research is focused on the ways different fishing communities experienced Sandy, with preliminary results showing differential effects between commercial and recreational fishing communities.

Getting to Resilience

Getting to Resilience. This online community planning evaluation tool is aimed at assisting communities to help reduce their vulnerability to climate change and increase preparedness by linking planning, mitigation, and adaptation. Through this assessment officials can learn how preparedness can be worth valuable points through FEMA’s Community Rating System and Sustainable Jersey.

Rutgers EcoComplex Wins Grant from EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program

Rutgers EcoComplex Wins Grant from EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program. The Rutgers EcoComplex has been awarded a grant by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program to undertake a comprehensive assessment of landfills and their related methane emissions in Turkey. The project will help build local capacity and involve relevant stakeholders while also documenting the characteristics of Turkish landfills in order to determine the amount of uncontrolled methane emissions from such locations. The project’s Principal Investigator will be Serpil Guran, Director of the Rutgers EcoComplex, while project management will be headed by Dave Specca. Contributing Rutgers faculty members also include Prof. Kevin Lyons and Prof. Mark Robson.

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control—Climate Program Planner

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control—Climate Program Planner. The Division of Energy and Climate in the State of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is seeking a highly motivated individual to support programs administrated through the Climate Section.  The position will support innovative climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives. The position is located in Dover, Delaware and is a one-year position that requires approximately 37.5 hours of work per week, paying $13-$17/hour depending on experience. Applicants are required to possess an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in climate sciences or policy, earth sciences, natural resources, law, environmental studies, environment or energy policy, land use planning, economics or related field. For more information and to apply submit a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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