Recent News and Features
[Feb 4, 2019]
So, the question is having the right people with the technical expertise making the decisions as to how much salt is needed for any particular storm," said Van Abs.
[Feb 1, 2019]
Too much salt can be deadly for aquatic life and plants. It can be harmful to humans as well, says Rutgers professor Daniel Van Abs.
[Jan 31, 2019]
Now researchers seem increasingly inclined to correct the record... The academies are not trying to police every piece of climate misinformation or respond in a politicized way, said William Hallman, a human ecology professor at Rutgers University and member of the committee.
[Jan 30, 2019]
Daniel Van Abs, a Rutgers professor who has been studying the effects of road salt on environmental and public health for decades, said this problem is nothing new. "There's a long trend line in New Jersey that the amount of salt in our surface waters has been going up over the decades," Van Abs said.
[Dec 21, 2018]
Dr. William Hallman was quoted in the USA Today about the FDA's recent recommendation on thoroughly washing avocados before cutting through them to avoid transferring bacteria and dirt to what we eat.
[Nov 20, 2018]
Which form of shopping costs the planet more - online or in a brick-and-mortar store? The answer isn't black or white, and both methods have shades of green... The question of which shopping method is greener can trigger an hours-long discussion in Jill Lipoti's classes at Rutgers University.
[Oct 18, 2018]
Dr. Cara Cuite was quoted in a recent National Public Radio article about response to Hurricane evacuation.
[Oct 15, 2018]
Dr. Daniel Van Abs is quoted in a recent article on NJspotlight.com about the the uncertainty of federal funding dictates that New Jersey view every project through the lens of self-funding.
[Aug 29, 2018]
Daniel Van Abs says that many towns across the state have water pipes that are a century old and just waiting to break.
[Aug 7, 2018]
Dr. Daniel Van Abs is quoted in a recent article on NJ.com about the issue of sewage overflow on the Jersey Shore.
[Jul 25, 2018]
Dr. Jill Lipoti was interviewed for the Bergen Records series on food waste.
[Jul 22, 2018]
The preface, "All That I Know," is by Rutgers sociology professor Rachael Shwom, who ponders the mindset of those who live in an environmentally threatened place.
[Feb 7, 2018]
Daniel Van Abs, Rutgers associate professor of practice for water, society & environment, says it's almost impossible to tell whether higher costs are a result of better service or higher profit margins due to private companies overbuilding infrastructure that isn't needed.
[Feb 5, 2018]
New Jersey's water needs could actually go down, despite population growth, with more investment in conservation, according to a Rutgers University study... Rutgers professor Dan Van Abs, who wrote the report, said he examined how modest improvements would play out in various scenarios.
[Feb 1, 2018]
Dr. Van Abs featured in the NJ Spotlight: "Taking a broad array of variables into account, and working with the best-case scenario, the state's population could increase while demand for water could lessen."
News and Features by Date
- Scientists Consider "Quick Response" Plan to Counter Climate Misinformation
- "Will Murphy’s plan to constantly salt the roads wreak environmental havoc? Time will tell."
- Why Stay During A Hurricane? Because It's Not As Simple As 'Get Out'
- Opinion: NJ Shouldn't Wait for Federal Funds Before Reducing Flood Damages
- Expert: NJ towns should start revamping water infrastructure for the future
- More syringes are washing up on Jersey beaches. It's a problem that starts miles away.
- Americans waste nearly half their food. How can we reduce food waste in New Jersey?
- Ira Wagner's 'Houseraising': Uplift, denial, and Hurricane Sandy
- How Privatizing Water Systems Costs Taxpayers -- & Endangers Them (Heavy.com)
- Conservation could curb future N.J. water demands
- Opinion: NJ's Water Needs Could Decrease, Despite 10.4M Residents by 2040
- Prof. Bill Hallman Appointed to National Advisory Committee Addressing Climate Change Communications
- Emily Hunziker (SEBS '17) participated in the University of Sao Paulo's International Science and Technology Symposium last week.
- Victoria looks at improving emergency communications
- How Hurricane Sandy became steroids for Jersey Shore development
- Congratulations to Dr. Ethan Schoolman for winning The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Campus Sustainability Research Award.
- Is the Food in Meal Kit Delivery Services Actually Safe to Eat?
- What to tell people to get them to evacuate before a hurricane hits?
- Opinion: The Time is Now for Drinking Water Utilities to Improve Their Systems
- Opinion: Thinking Smaller for more Effective Flood Protection
- GMOs: finding middle ground on genetically modified organisms
- Racial Discrimination Linked with Worse Mental Health
- Opinion: Is Water Supply a Commodity, a Service, or a Right? by Dr. Daniel Van Abs
- Dr. Tom Rudel Honored for Teaching, Research, Service and Diversity Initiatives
- Lecture and Book Signing by George Marshall, "Are Our Brains Wired to Ignore Climate Change?"
- Cymie Payne
- Congratulations Dr. Bonnie McCay for receiving the American Fisheries Society's 2013 Award of Excellence.
- Dr. Peter Guarnaccia was invited by former Rutgers anthropology graduate student Nia Parson to deliver the George and Mary Foster Distinguished Lecture in Cultural Anthropology at Southern Methodist University.
- Check out our latest edition of the EPIB Trail.
- Dr. Cymie Payne was interviewed by the New York Times regarding the campaign against whale hunting.
- Naa Oyo Kwate Wins Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leader Award
- Just published Dr. Pamela McElwee and Dr. Maria Luz Cruz-Torres' new book, "Gender and Sustainability: Lessons from Asia and Latin America."
- See our EcoPodcasts
- Professors in the News: Dr. Shwom is recognized for her recent research and publications
- Just Published: The EPIB Trail, Volume 4 Issue 7
- President Obama's Deputy Assistant for Energy and Climate Change- A Former EPIB Student
- Professors in the News: Naa Oyo A. Kwate profiled in Rutgers Today