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Human Ecology students navigate environmental law and the state of the Raritan River

[Dec 7, 2019]
These EPIB students—who have been studying the Clean Water Act and Superfund sites—went down the Raritan River to learn first-hand about the river’s industrial and recreational history and to observe where regulation has resulted in recovery and where it has yet to achieve results.

Provisioning Garden is the Newest Living Laboratory on the Cook Campus

[Dec 1, 2019]
Students returning to the George H. Cook Campus this fall were greeted with a new garden installed at the Cook Office Building (COB) across from the popular Skelly Field on Dudley Road.

Climate Change and the Voiceless: Protecting Future Generations, Wildlife, and Natural Resources

[Sep 18, 2019]
September 18th, 2019, 12:30 – 2:00, IFNH 101

As the sea rises, how do we get out of harm’s way?

[Jul 12, 2019]
Karen O’Neill's opinion article in

Millions of species could disappear if we don’t change. One way to help is to eat less meat, Rutgers prof says.

[Jul 1, 2019]
Prof. Pamela McElwee's opinion article in

What's Being Done to Help NJ's Food Deserts?

[Mar 12, 2019]
Dr. Cara Cuite was quoted in the New Jersey Monthly about NJ's food deserts.

Food safety: FDA unveils new plan to ensure safety of food imported to U.S.

[Feb 25, 2019]
Dr. William Hallman was quoted in the USA Today regarding the Food and Drug Administration saying they are getting better at predicting which foods from other countries are more vulnerable to problems.

Rethinking the Future of Food Recalls

[Feb 15, 2019]
Dr. William Hallman and Dr. Cara Cuite wrote an article on food recalls that was the cover story for Food Safety Magazine.

Environmentalists Raise Questions about Salting of NJ Roads

[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.

Environmentalists raise concerns about salting roads during winter months

[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.

Scientists Consider "Quick Response" Plan to Counter Climate Misinformation

[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.

"Will Murphy’s plan to constantly salt the roads wreak environmental havoc? Time will tell."

[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.

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