Earth System Science News Archive


New Rutgers Graduate Students Inspired and Empowered by Tour of University Field Stations

New Rutgers Graduate Students Inspired and Empowered by Tour of University Field Stations

The annual tour introduces first-year graduate students to the many resources available at four Rutgers field stations, build lasting connections, and develop research collaborations. By Carol Peters The group of seven Rutgers graduate students on the 2018 Graduate School Tour arrived at the ...
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New Jersey Weather Observers Sought for Rutgers-Coordinated Network

New Jersey Weather Observers Sought for Rutgers-Coordinated Network

Become a citizen-scientist by joining the NJ Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network. Do you want to help scientists at Rutgers University keep track of the weather in New Jersey? The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), a nationwide volunteer network for ...
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Marine Technology Society Names EOAS’ Travis Miles Recipient of the 2018 Ocean News and Technology Young Professional Award

Marine Technology Society Names EOAS’ Travis Miles Recipient of the 2018 Ocean News and Technology Young Professional Award

The award reflects Miles’ work using ocean sensory technology to understand hurricane intensity and determine the ocean’s role in modulating hurricane energy. By Carol Peters The Marine Technology Society (MTS) has named Travis Miles, a faculty member in the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and ...
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Meet EOAS’ New Faculty Member Victoria Ramenzoni

Meet EOAS’ New Faculty Member Victoria Ramenzoni

“I firmly believe that an understanding of the pathways in which adaptation occurs, its processual and operative nature, is key for advancing sustainable solutions.” By Carol Peters Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) faculty member Dr. Victoria, ...
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Fighting Mosquitoes in Your Backyard with Scientists’ Help

Fighting Mosquitoes in Your Backyard with Scientists’ Help

Rutgers develops Citizen Action through Science approach. Thanks to an innovative mosquito control approach developed at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, residents in several Maryland neighborhoods reduced populations of invasive Asian tiger mosquitoes by an impressive 76 percent, on average. The ...
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Q&A: EOAS Director Robert Kopp Addresses the IPCC Special Report on Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C

Q&A: EOAS Director Robert Kopp Addresses the IPCC Special Report on Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C

“Rather than focus on temperature targets, climate change mitigation policy should be oriented around one of the most critical challenges of this century: Getting net global greenhouse gas emissions to zero.” – Robert Kopp. By Carol Peters On October 6, 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...
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Blue Crab Baby Sizes and Shapes Influence Their Survival

Blue Crab Baby Sizes and Shapes Influence Their Survival

Rutgers study finds crabs larval differences are unrelated to their mothers’ sizes. Like people, blue crabs aren’t all the same sizes and shapes. Now Rutgers scientists have discovered substantial differences in the body structures of larval crab siblings and among larvae from different mothers. ...
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Kenneth Able Named Recipient of the Dwight A. Webster Memorial Award

Kenneth Able Named Recipient of the Dwight A. Webster Memorial Award

The Northeastern Division of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) has named Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) faculty member Kenneth W. Able the 2018 recipient of the Dwight A. Webster Memorial Award. Able is a Distinguished Professor in ...
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Global Sea Level Could Rise 50 feet by 2300, Study Says

Global Sea Level Could Rise 50 feet by 2300, Study Says

Characterizing what’s known and what’s uncertain is key to managing coastal risk. Global average sea-level could rise by nearly 8 feet by 2100 and 50 feet by 2300 if greenhouse gas emissions remain high and humanity proves unlucky, according to a review of sea-level change and projections by ...
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More Wet and Dry Weather Extremes Projected with Global Warming

More Wet and Dry Weather Extremes Projected with Global Warming

Rutgers-led study examines role of stationary low- and high-pressure systems. Global warming is projected to spawn more extreme wet and dry weather around the world, according to a Rutgers-led study. Those extremes include more frequent dry spells in the northwestern, central and southern United ...
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Genome of Sea Lettuce that Spawns Massive “Green Tides” Decoded

Genome of Sea Lettuce that Spawns Massive “Green Tides” Decoded

The findings may help understand “winners and losers” under climate change. Sea lettuce, a fast-growing seaweed that spawns massive “green tides,” is a prolific thief, according to research that for the first time sequenced the genome of a green seaweed. An international team including Rutgers ...
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Yale Climate Connections Interviews Malin Pinsky: “The Atlantic cod is leaving U.S. waters”

Yale Climate Connections Interviews Malin Pinsky: “The Atlantic cod is leaving U.S. waters”

In an interview with Yale Climate Connections,  Malin Pinsky, an EOAS  faculty member and associate professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources,  explains why cod are migrating away from the U.S. in search of cooler waters. Pinsky told Yale, “It’s such a culturally ...
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Diane’s Vent – A Seafloor Tribute to Diane Adams

Diane’s Vent – A Seafloor Tribute to Diane Adams

In November 2017 the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution lead an expedition to some recently discovered hydrothermal vents fields in the Gulf of California. During this expedition they placed a special marker near one of the active vents in memory of Rutgers Department of Marine and Coastal ...
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How Some Algae May Survive Climate Change

How Some Algae May Survive Climate Change

Green algae stole genes from bacteria to survive in harsh environments, Rutgers-led study suggests. Green algae that evolved to tolerate hostile and fluctuating conditions in salt marshes and inland salt flats are expected to survive climate change, thanks to hardy genes they stole from bacteria, ...
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More Persistent Weather Patterns in U.S. Linked to Arctic Warming

More Persistent Weather Patterns in U.S. Linked to Arctic Warming

Rutgers-led study suggests extreme weather will become more common Persistent weather conditions, including dry and wet spells, generally have increased in the United States, perhaps due to rapid Arctic warming, according to a Rutgers-led study. Persistent weather conditions can lead to weather ...
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Through the Rutgers GREAT Project, Students Experience the Rewards and Challenges of Field Research

Through the Rutgers GREAT Project, Students Experience the Rewards and Challenges of Field Research

Last summer, six undergraduate students traveled with EOAS faculty member and project PI Professor Vadim Levin to Costa Rica to collect data in the Cordillera Talamanca mountain range. To apply for the 2019 trip to Costa Rica, click here.  By Carol Peters The six Rutgers undergraduates accepted ...
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Rutgers Receives NSF Award to Continue Pioneering Ocean Initiative

Rutgers Receives NSF Award to Continue Pioneering Ocean Initiative

The project delivers insight to researchers, policymakers and the public worldwide The National Science Foundation this week announced it has awarded a five-year, $220 million contract to a coalition of academic and oceanographic research organizations, including Rutgers University–New Brunswick, ...
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Mysterious “Lunar Swirls” Point to Moon’s Volcanic, Magnetic Past

Mysterious “Lunar Swirls” Point to Moon’s Volcanic, Magnetic Past

Unique Patterns, Visible from Backyard Telescopes, May Be Produced by Strongly Magnetized Lava The mystery behind lunar swirls, one of the solar system’s most beautiful optical anomalies, may finally be solved thanks to a joint Rutgers University and University of California Berkeley study. The ...
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Recycled Oyster Shells and ‘Oyster Castles’ Create Living Shoreline Protection Along Delaware Bay

Recycled Oyster Shells and ‘Oyster Castles’ Create Living Shoreline Protection Along Delaware Bay

Virtual 360-degree tour showcases Rutgers partnership on artificial reef built in New Jersey Using recycled oyster and clam shells, a Rutgers University team partnered with The Nature Conservancy, The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to create a living ...
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Congratulations to EOAS Faculty on their Promotions

Congratulations to EOAS Faculty on their Promotions

EOAS congratulates its following faculty members on their recent promotions or reappointments:       Daphne Munroe DMCS Promoted to Associate Professor   Malin Pinsky DEENR Promoted to Associate Professor    David Bushek DMCS Promoted to Professor   Brooke Maslo DEENR ...
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