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Professor Emeritus John Clausen of the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment was named in UConn Today as part of a team of faculty members and students who created a new environmental literacy general education requirement that ensures students graduate having taken at least one three-credit course anchored to environmental topics.

CT Mirror published a series of stories on how Connecticut is grappling with the effects of climate change, one small solution at a time. Two of the articles mention the work of UConn Extension. One article discusses salt marsh restoration in Stonington that was guided by Associate Extension Educator Juliana Barrett. Barrett is a member of Connecticut Sea Grant. The other article explores the Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM), a collaboration between the UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. SLAMM is a mapping tool which shows users what will happen to the state’s largest tidal marshes and shoreline roads as sea levels rise. The information can be used by agencies to increase coastal community resilience to sea level rise.

The BBC quoted Associate Professor Christopher Blesso and Professor Maria-Luz Fernandez, both of the Department of Nutritional Sciences, in an article that asked if consuming eggs is beneficial or harmful to human health.

Greenhouse Management reported on a presentation entitled “Water Quality for Healthy Crops and Clean Irrigation Lines” given by Rosa Raudales, assistant professor of horticulture and greenhouse extension specialist in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, at AmericanHort’s 2019 Plug & Cutting Conference in Concord, North Carolina.

Professor Rigoberto Lopez of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) was quoted in the September issue of the Haddam Bulletin in an article on Connecticut agriculture. The article references the Economic Impact of Connecticut’s Agricultural Industry, a report prepared by Lopez and a team of collaborators in ARE, the Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy and the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis.

By Jason M. Sheldon