2015-2016 Academic Year

News In April 2016

RCI affiliate, Malin Pinsky writes about how the oceans are warmer and more acidic than ever recorded and the implications for seafood and tourism sectors as well as international politics in this marketwatch.com article.

In this article from Alaska Dispatch News, RCI affiliate, Jennifer Francis is quoted about how Arctic warming can affect middle latitudes and vice versa.

RCI affiliate, Robert Kopp discusses the fast rates of rising sea levels in this bbc.com article

In this mycentraljersey.com article, RCI affiliate, Oscar Schofield discusses the impact of climate change and his research in the Antarctic  documenting changes over the past two decades.

RCI affiliate, Benjamin Horton discusses melting ice sheets and effects on sea levels in this Los Angeles Times article and this phys.org article.

RCI affiliate, Leonard Bielory is quoted in this National Geographic article about how climate change is can make allergies worse.

On April 15th, the Environmental Protection Agency released its 21st Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory. Click here to read more about the report.

The United States Global Research Program has released a new report titled, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment. The report highlights the growing risks that a changing climate poses to human health, and highlights factors that make some individuals and communities particularly vulnerable. Click here to read the full report.

The National Academies Press have released two new publications. Next Generation Earth System Prediction: Strategies for Subseasonal to Seasonal Forecasts which discusses both strategies to better environmental predictions and the importance of these predictions for the economy and human welfare. Click here to read the full report. Analytic Research Foundations for the Next-Generation Electric Grid, discusses how the grid must become more flexible and resilient to support a wider mix of generating sources. Click here to read the full report.

RCI affiliate, Alan Robock's work on the agricultural impacts of nuclear warfare is discussed in this New York Times article.

RCI affiliate, David Robinson contributes to the information in this nj.com article about the relationship between the spring and winter weather and mosquito populations in New Jersey.  

With concerns over Zika virus and the use of DEET as a protective measure, RCI affiliate, Mark Robson is quoted regarding a study in which he was a co-author on pesticide concentrations in maternal and umbilical cord sera and their relation to birth outcomes in a population of New Jersey women and their newborns.  Read more in this New York Times article.

Congratulations to RCI affiliate, Richard Lutz for his award totaling $342,987 for his project titled, Biomass Production from Deep Sea Organisms.

Congratulations to RCI affiliate Benjamin Horton who was named the winner of the Plinius Medal by the European Geosciences Union.  Learn more about the award and Horton’s work here.

The EPA released an updated State and Local guide to U.S. EPA Climate and Energy Program Resources. Click here to view the document.