News In January 2016
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has confirmed that the year 2015 was the hottest year globally in the historical record. Read more about the data and what it means in this New York Times article.
RCI affiliate, Alan Robock is cited in this Newsweek article which regarding geoengineering.
Congratulations to RCI affiliate Kevin St. Martin for receiving an award totaling $299,551 from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for his project titled Combining Fishermen's Knowledge with Oceanographic and Economic Models to Locate and Predict Gray Meat Outbreaks in Atlantic Sea Scallops.
Congratulations to RCI affiliate Michael Westendorf for receiving an award totaling $162,000 from the U.S Department of Agriculture for his project titled Best Management Practices Implementation Program.
The National Academies Press has released the second report of Affordability of National Flood Insurance Program Premiums which proposes alternative approaches for a national evaluation of affordability program policy options and includes lessons for the design of a national study from a proof-of-concept pilot study. Learn more here.
Congratulations to RCI affiliate Benjamin Horton who was named the winner of the Plinius Medal by the European Geosciences Union. Learn more about the award and Horton’s work here.
The EPA released an updated State and Local guide to U.S. EPA Climate and Energy Program Resources. Click here to view the document.
Co-Director of RCI, Anthony Broccoli looks at the causes of Climate Change in this Yale Climate Connections Interview.
In this New York Times article RCI affiliate Jennifer Francis discusses the various factors contributing to weather this winter.
RCI affiliate, David Robinson discusses the fluctuations in temperature being seen this winter in this app.com article.
Although aviation was left out of the climate treaty adopted in December, reducing emissions remains a priority at the core of several research efforts described in this New York Times article.
Congratulations to RCI affiliates Rick Lathrop and Jeanne Herb for being named co-leaders for the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative and to Rick for being appointed by the Rutgers Board of Governors as the inaugural holder of the new Johnson Family Chair in Water Resources and Watershed Ecology. Read more here. Read more here as well.