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  • Climate Scientist Explores Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear War

    As the Cold War-era arms treaty between the United States and Russia frays, read about the work of Alan Robock, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, who considers the climatic effects of nuclear war “the most serious environmental threat faced by humans” – the latest in our series about the Rutgers Climate Institute, which addresses the myriad of issues associated with climate change.

    | January 23, 2019
  • Keeping Roads in Good Shape Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Rutgers-Led Study Finds

    Learn how filling potholes and all preventive care of roads is good for the environment and for drivers, according to a study led by Hao Wang, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rutgers-New Brunswick. Read our release and the story in Popular Science.

    | January 14, 2019
  • An Energy-Efficient Way to Stay Warm: Sew High-Tech Heating Patches to Your Clothes

    What if, instead of turning up the thermostat, you could warm up with high-tech, flexible patches sewn into your clothes – while significantly reducing your electric bill and carbon footprint? Engineers at Rutgers and Oregon State University have found a cost-effective way to make these durable heating patches by using intense pulses of light to fuse tiny silver wires with polyester. Learn more about the study in Scientific Reports by senior author Rajiv Malhotra, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

    | December 12, 2018
  • More Wet and Dry Weather Extremes Projected With Global Warming
    Global warming is projected to spawn more extreme wet and dry weather around the world, according to a Rutgers-led study. Read why Jiacan Yuan, a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers-New Brunswick, and the Institue of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, says high-pressure systems provide persistent conditions for extreme weather. 
    | December 4, 2018
  • How to Convert Climate-Changing Carbon Dioxide Into Plastics and Other Products

    Learn about a breakthrough discovery by Rutgers scientists that could lead to the conversion of carbon dioxide into plastics, fabrics, resins and other products – while removing the main cause of global warming from the atmosphere. Read about the study overseen by Charles Dismukes, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

    | November 18, 2018
  • What You Need to Know About the Latest U.N. Climate Change Report

    Robert Kopp, director of the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, explains the findings of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that examined the benefits of trying to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, an objective that would require"far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.'' 

    | November 15, 2018
  • Are Politics Broken? Rutgers Philosopher Proposes “Lottocracy”

    Does it feel like our electoral system is broken? Rutgers-New Brunswick philosophy Professor Alexander Guerrero has a solution: a “lottocracy” – a new form of government in which adult citizens would be randomly selected to serve as lawmakers. Read our Q&A to find out why he says it’s time to think beyond the limits of our current system.

    | October 31, 2018
  • Rutgers Experts in the News

    Every day, Rutgers experts appear in global, national and regional news outlets, lending their voices to current and critical topics ranging from climate change, economic trends, agriculture and politics to the opioid abuse epidemic and other health-related issues. Take a look at some of the many Rutgers faculty who emerged as the most cited for their expertise in various media during the last academic year.

    News | October 29, 2018
  • Global Sea Level Could Rise 50 Feet by 2300, Study Says

    With 11 percent of the world's 7.6 billion people living in areas less than 33 feet above sea level, a new study, coauthored by Robert E. Kopp, a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers-New Brunswick, outlines some devastating scenarios that would pose a major threat to coastal populations, economies, infrastructure and ecosystems around the world.

    | October 6, 2018
  • More Persistent Weather Patterns in U.S. Linked to Arctic Warming

    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.

    | September 25, 2018