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Category: In The Media

An abandoned boat is washed ashore on Bay View Avenue near 24th Avenue in Seaside Park

Hoboken cleanup spells the end of abandoned boats

Dr. Paul Bologna, Professor, Biology, speaks with Ted Goldberg from NJ Spotlight News regarding boat debris

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What we can do to keep the Garden State beautiful?

Dr. Matthew Schuler, Assistant Professor of Biology, wrote this opinion piece for NJ.com in honor of Earth Day

Noyce Scholars

Lessons Learned from Running a Scholarship Program for Undergraduate Pre-Service STEM Teachers

Drs. Douglas Larkin and Sandra Adams discuss their experiences with the Noyce Science Teacher Scholarship program

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N.J. plastic bag ban: Why are grocery stores banned from using paper bags?

Dr. Matthew Schuler, Assistant Professor, Biology, spoke with Steven Rodas from NJ.com about how to inform people of the State’s upcoming bag ban

mounds of plastic bottles within plastic bags at Gaeta Recycling Co. Inc in Paterson

Will the plastic bag ban in N.J. help the environment? Here’s what experts say.

Dr. Pankaj Lal, Professor, Earth and Environmental Studies, speaks with Jackie Roman about the upcoming bag ban

Plastic trash is deposited at the high tide line at Monmouth Beach

Plastic remains the most collected litter at New Jersey beaches

The annual Beach Sweeps Report from Clean Ocean Action documented that 82.3% of items collected by volunteers were made of foam or plastic

An abandoned boat is washed ashore on Bay View Avenue near 24th Avenue in Seaside Park

Beached, docked & dumped

NJ.com spoke with Dr. Paul Bologna, Biology, regarding the State’s abandoned boat problem

Dr. Pankaj Lal speaking at the CESAC Summit

Newark Residents Urge Gov. Murphy To Stop Plans For New Power Plant As He Touts “Landmark” Environmental Justice Law

Dr. Pankaj Lal speaks with Karen Yi from WNYC regarding the proposed plant

Dr. Sandra Adams in one of her lab classes

When to get a booster shot if you are fully vaccinated and had COVID

Dr. Sandra Adams spoke with Katherine Rodriguez from NJ.com regarding when to get your Covid-19 booster

mosquitos on NBC 10 news story

NJ Sees Spike in Human West Nile Virus Cases as Mosquito Season Keeps Going

Dr. Matthew Aardema, Assistant Professor, Biology speaks with NBC10’s Ted Greenberg to discuss why this season has benefited mosquitos

Dr. Galster conducting field research

Dams disproportionately removed from areas with more non-Hispanic white residents

Dr. Josh Galster spoke with the Geological Society of America regarding dam removal in the US

Dr. Matthew Aardema by lab equipment

NJ squashed thousands of spotted lanternflies. Still, it’s ‘impossible to wipe them out’

Dr. Matthew Aardema, Assistant Professor, Biology, spoke with NorthJersey.com about the invasive insect