Mansha Seth-Pasricha in Antarctica.

Seeking the Origins of Life in Antarctica


DEENR Post Doc Mansha Seth-Pasricha seeks clues to the origins of life in Antarctica, where the environment is similar to that of Earth millions of years ago.  By Lessley Delcid and Walker Perry In 2015, Mansha Seth-Pasricha, a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Ecology,...

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Nuclear Winter Would Threaten Nearly Everyone on Earth


Second study of its kind confirms extreme impacts from U.S. vs. Russia nuclear war  If the United States and Russia waged an all-out nuclear war, much of the land in the Northern Hemisphere would be below freezing in the summertime, with the growing season slashed by nearly 90 percent in some...

A smoothie with duckweed. Photo: Morgan Mark/Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Could Duckweed Feed the World?


Rutgers professor is at the forefront of duckweed farming research Climate change is threatening the world’s food supply and the risk of supply disruptions is expected to grow as temperatures rise, according to a new United Nations report co-authored by Rutgers human ecology...