2015-2016 Academic Year

News In December 2015

RCI affiliate David Robinson discusses the warmer winter; also view a map showing the averages and annual temperature highs of different New Jersey counties in this Njspotlight.com article.

RCI affiliate and director of the Rutgers EcoComplex, Serpil Guran discusses the new USDA grant EcoComplex was awarded to study the feasibility of renewable energy from animal and food waste in this seb-njaes news article.

RCI affiliate Jennifer Francis discusses how the warming Arctic drives shifts in marine animal species in this phys.org article.

RCI affiliate Pamela McElwee is interviewed about cutting carbon emissions by including a mechanism to save global forests in the UN Climate Talks in this RN Breakfast program.

In this National Geographic article, RCI affiliate Jennifer Francis discusses how the rapidly warming artic will influence weather and the difficulties in figuring it out.

Rutgers researchers lead 3 of 7 major NOAA awards to increase understanding and response to climate impacts on U.S. Fisheries. RCI affiliate Malin Pinsky is the lead investigator for a project titled, Climate velocity over the 21st century and its implications for fisheries management in the Northeast U.S. RCI affiliate Enrique Curchitser is leading the investigation on a project titled A high-resolution physical-biological study of the Northeast U.S. shelf: Past variability and future change, and Rutgers Professor Grace Saba, helps lead the investigation on a project titled Indicators of habitat change affecting three key commercial species of the U.S. Northeast Shelf: A design to facilitate proactive management in the face of climate change. To learn more about the awards, click here.

RCI affiliate Richard Lathrop named as the first Johnson Family Chair in Water Resources and Watershed Ecology. Read more about this in this Rutgers Today article.

Representatives of 195 nations approved an historic United Nations climate accord  in Paris to lower their greenhouse gas emissions through emissions reductions plans, as well as monitoring, verifying, reporting progress and updating their plans.  Read more about this in this New York Times article.

Rutgers Today interviews RCI affiliate Benjamin Horton about the importance of the 21th annual UN Conference of the Parties on finding a global agreement on greenhouse gas reduction.

RCI affiliate Michael Kennish discusses the proposed solutions and the difficulties of protecting shore communities from rising sea levels in this pressofatlanticcity.com article.

RCI affiliate David Robinson talks about the drought watch still being in effect as the below normal rainfall trend continues in this nj.com article.

RCI affiliate Lisa Auermuller discusses tidal flooding and the threat it poses to the Jersey Shore in this app.com article which also features RCI affiliates Bob Kopp and Dave Robinson.

In this Bloomberg.com article RCI affiliate Alan Robock comments on the controversial idea about using artificial volcanos to slow climate change.

The USDA released a report entitled Climate Change, Global Food Security and the U.S. Food System at the COP-21 Paris Conference. This report discusses the challenges facing agriculture and adapting to changing climate conditions click here to read the full report.