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Geology takes Spotlight as Rutgers Museum Presents Open House

Geology takes Spotlight as Rutgers Museum Presents Open House
BY CARL BLESCH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Rutgers Geology Museum’s 47th annual open house, featuring general-interest presentations by scientists, rock and mineral identification programs, a mineral sale and hands-on activities for children will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The place to be is Scott Hall, 43 College Ave., and the Geology Museum, corner of College Avenue and Somerset Street, on Rutgers University’s College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick, N.J. Specific room assignments for each event can be found by following the open house link under the events tab at geologymuseum.rutgers.edu.

The following general-interest presentations about contemporary research are scheduled:

* A Dip in the Ocean: An Interactive Exploration of How the Ocean Impacts You and How You Impact the Ocean, Janice McDonnell, Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers. 10 a.m.

 

Be Wary, New Jersey: Sea Levels Rising Much Faster Along the East Coast

Be Wary, New Jersey: Sea Levels Rising Much Faster Along the East Coast
BY KIRK MOORE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Global sea-level has been rising about 2.5 times faster during the past 20 years than it has for the preceding eight decades of the 20th century, according...

PATH Service Saved

PATH Service Saved
BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced on Wednesday that the Port Authority is tabling indefinitely it...

The Bald Eagle Making a Tremendous Comeback

The Bald Eagle Making a Tremendous Comeback
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It was only 30 to 40 years ago that things were looking grim for bald eagles in this state we’re in. Populations were plummeting across the United St...

Super Ice Breakers: The Coast Guard Braces for Winter

Super Ice Breakers: The Coast Guard Braces for Winter
BY NICK AMEEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

All the leaves have fallen. Nature’s autumnal palette of vibrant colors has faded away. The water’s surface will slowly turn to ice.

The Coast Guard stands ...

Six Flags Great Adventure’s Solar Farm by the Numbers

Six Flags Great Adventure’s Solar Farm by the Numbers
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Jackson New Jersey will soon become the first solar-powered theme park in the country.

Six Flags Great Adventure is looking to produce 98 percent of its own electricity ...

N.J. Legislation Focuses on Helping State Facilities Go Green

N.J. Legislation Focuses on Helping State Facilities Go Green
BY JENNIFER SCIORTINO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Assemblyman Tim Eustace has introduced legislation to help the State of New Jersey “go green” by maximizing the environmental sustainabil...

Keep the Shore Free of LNG

Keep the Shore Free of LNG
BY DOUG O'MALLEY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

It's a new year, and if you're like me, you might be already struggling to keep your resolutions.

But here's a resolution that should b...

Make Some ‘Green’ Resolutions in 2015

Make Some ‘Green’ Resolutions in 2015
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It’s that time again, when the slate is wiped clean and we resolve to do things better in the new year.

So how about resolving to reduce your impact o...

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