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Study Reveals Longer and Overlapping Pollen Seasons Related to Seasonal Warming. CECI affiliate, Leonard Bielory, M.D., a board certified specialist in allergy and immunology with the Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has been leading multiple studies as part of his federal research funding to examine the impact of “Climate Change on Allergic Airway Disease.” The study predicts that allergy seasons are likely to become longer and more intense as a result of climate change which will cause plants to produce higher quantities of pollen and at earlier points in the year.
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control—Climate Program Planner. The Division of Energy and Climate in the State of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is seeking a highly motivated individual to support programs administrated through the Climate Section.  The position will support innovative climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives. The position is located in Dover, Delaware and is a one-year position that requires approximately 37.5 hours of work per week, paying $13-$17/hour depending on experience. Applicants are required to possess an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in climate sciences or policy, earth sciences, natural resources, law, environmental studies, environment or energy policy, land use planning, economics or related field. For more information and to apply submit a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Rutgers Climate and Environmental Change Initiative and Rutgers Initiative on Climate and Society are merging into the Rutgers Climate Institute (RCI) as of September 1st. Co-Directors of RCI are Professor Anthony Broccoli (Department of Environmental Sciences) and Professor Robin Leichenko (Department of Geography). Events, news, initiatives and resources will be unveiled over the coming months, along with our new website. For questions, contact Associate Director, Marjorie Kaplan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
August 21, 2013. First-of-Its-Kind Easement Protects Historic Area from Sea Level Rise Impacts. The State of Maryland has announced the conservation of 221 acres of natural and historic land along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park and Scenic Byway on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  The area will be protected as a “Coastal Resilience Easement,” a new conservation effort under Maryland’s Program Open Space specifically designed to build coastal resilience.  According to an announcement from Governor Martin O’Malley, “This first-of-its-kind easement will not only protect a significant natural and historic area from development, it also includes requirements that address the threat of climate change.”

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