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October 2013. State of the Climate: New Jersey

Rutgers Climate Institute releases State of the Climate: New Jersey highlighting information related to temperature, precipitation and sea level rise for New Jersey. You can find the report here.

Job Opportunity: Climate Policy Support Position

Position with the State of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Energy and Climate. Highly motivated person sought to advance climate programs and policy.  Full posting can be found here.

October 2013. Bridging the Climate Divide: Conference Materials Available

October 14, 2013: Rutgers Climate Institute hosted Bridging the Climate Divide: Informing the Response to Hurricane Sandy and Implications for Future Vulnerability. The conference highlighted the scholarship that Rutgers' faculty and staff continue to bring to the climate change arena. The keynote address was delivered by Joseph J. Seneca, professor of environmental economics and policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, on "Sandy, Climate Policy, and Rutgers: An Overview." Read more here.

Rutgers Bike Rental Program and Jersey Fresh Farmer's Market

THINK GLOBAL, BIKE LOCAL

Check out the Rutgers Bike Rental Program and commit to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, which will improve the quality of life for all. 

Jersey Fresh Farmers Market on Cook Campus—Every Thursday this September and October from 11 am to 3 pm on Nichol Ave behind the bookstore on Cook Campus. Sponsored by the SEBS Governing Council, New Brunswick Farmers Market, Rutgers Against Hunger, Slow Food Rutgers, and the Cook Campus Dean. Make sure to be green and bring a bag!

What does sea level rise look like in NJ?

Here is a short video clip of the boat shed at the Rutgers University Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory, Port Norris, NJ from October 2013. 

Lab Director, Professor David Bushek notes, "This is the height of a typical fall (October or November) spring tide. When built over 100 years ago, the permit to build was 1 foot above high tide. It rarely flooded when I was a grad student in early 1990s. The surge from Hurricane Sandy was at least three feet higher than shown here."

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