Harmful Microbes Found on Sewer Pipe Walls

07/06/2020

Rutgers study could lead to better disinfection methods and understanding of coronavirus and other risks Can antibiotic-resistant bacteria escape from sewers into waterways and cause a disease outbreak? A new Rutgers study, published in the journal Environmental Science: Water Research &...

Revisiting a Volcano’s Wrath

07/02/2020

By Craig Winston 40 years ago Mount St. Helens unleashed its fury with devastating results but much has been learned from the eruption since. Four decades have passed, yet Alan Robock and Clifford Mass are still intertwined by a rare geological occurrence: a major volcanic eruption in the...

Dangerous Tick-Borne Bacterium Extremely Rare in New Jersey

06/25/2020

The mystery behind the rise in spotted fever cases continues There’s some good news in New Jersey about a potentially deadly tick-borne bacterium. Rutgers researchers examined more than 3,000 ticks in the Garden State and found only one carrying Rickettsia rickettsii, the bacterium that causes...