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Posted by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications on Sep 23, 2016
Princeton University researchers have compiled 30 years of data to construct the first ice core-based record of atmospheric oxygen concentrations spanning the past 800,000 years, according to a paper published today in the journalScience. The record shows that atmospheric oxygen has...
 
 
Posted by Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications, and B. Rose Kelly, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Sep 21, 2016
Issues related to the environment and climate change will demand the new president's attention soon after he or she takes office Jan. 20 and throughout the next four years. In the second part of a Q&A series on challenges that will face the new president, Princeton University researchers...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications on Sep 15, 2016
NANYUKI, Kenya — For 30 long minutes, the two safari buses trundled across the dry bushland of northern Kenya. Rocks and a haze of red dust kicked up from the rough and pitted road. The sun seared through the cloudless sky and thin air of the high escarpment, illuminating the leaves and long...
 
 
Posted by Joanna M. Foster ’08 for the Princeton Environmental Institute on Sep 09, 2016
The Princeton Environmental Institute has awarded a $433,500 to support three additional research projects as part of the Climate and Energy Challenge. Climate and Energy Challenge research projects tackle challenges in climate dynamics, the impacts of global change on the Earth's ecosystems,...
 
 
Posted by B. Rose Kelly on Sep 07, 2016
After years of environmental destruction, China has spent billions of dollars on the world's largest reforestation program, converting a combined area nearly the size of New York and Pennsylvania back to forest. The government-backed effort, known as the Grain-for-Green Program, has...
 
 
Posted by Holly Welles on Sep 02, 2016
The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is pleased to announce that Alan C. Braddock has been co-appointed by PEI and the Department of Art and Archaeology as the 2016 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities. Braddock is the Ralph H. Wark...
 
 
Posted by Melissa Policicchio for the Princeton Environmental Institute on Aug 31, 2016
In 1941, Albert Alexander, an off-duty Oxford policeman, became the first critically ill patient to receive antibiotic treatment, starting a global trend of antibiotics being used for everything from treating infection to promoting agriculture. Enthusiastic and untampered use has come at a cost,...
 
 
Posted by Joanna M. Foster ’08 for the Princeton Environmental Institute on Aug 29, 2016
Four graduate students have been awarded 2016 PEI-STEP Environmental Policy Fellowships by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). The recipients are: Alexander Berg from electrical engineering, Michelle Frazer from atmospheric and oceanic sciences, and Da Pan and Siyuan Xian from civil and...
 
 
Posted by Joanna M. Foster ’08 for the Princeton Environmental Institute on Aug 29, 2016
Nine graduate students have been selected to join the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars Program (PECS) for the 2016-2017 academic year. Representing seven diverse departments, the nine newly selected students will contribute a wide range of climate- and energy-related expertise to the...
 
 
Posted by Chris Emery for the Office of Engineering Communications on Aug 25, 2016
Objective measurements of storm intensity show that North Atlantic hurricanes have grown more destructive in recent decades. But coastal residents' views on the matter depend less on scientific fact and more on their gender, belief in climate change and recent experience with hurricanes, according...
 
 
Posted by Igor Heifetz on Aug 24, 2015
Zoe Sims ‘17, Newton Family Scholar Major: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Research Topic: Coral Reef Acclimatization to Climate Change: Phenotypic Tradeoffs and Environmental Consequences Adviser: Stephen Pacala, Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and PEI...
 
 
Posted by Igor Heifetz on Aug 23, 2016
During a half-hour interval on May 6, 2010, stock prices for some of the largest companies in the world dropped precipitously, some to just pennies a share. Then, just as suddenly and inexplicably, shares recovered to their pre-crash prices. This unprecedented event, burned into the memories of...
 
 
Posted by Bennett McIntosh for the Office of the Dean for Research on Aug 11, 2016
Nitrogen-rich agricultural runoff into the Chesapeake Bay presents an ongoing environmental and economic concern for the bay's massive watershed. Pollution from fertilizer application feeds algal blooms that poison humans and marine life, and devastate fisheries. While efforts to restore the bay...
 
 
Posted by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications on Aug 09, 2016
Name: Craig Arnold Title: Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Director of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) Scholarly and administrative focus: Arnold became director of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology...
 
 
Posted by Joanna M. Foster ’08 for the Princeton Environmental Institute on Aug 09, 2016
Two undergraduates have been selected to join the Environmental Scholars Program by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). This two-year award was given to geosciences majors William Atkinson ’18 and Joshua Murray ’18. The Environmental Scholars Program was established in 2011 with an...
 
 
Posted by Joanna M. Foster ’08 for the Princeton Environmental Institute on Jul 20, 2016
Five graduate students were selected to receive the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Walbridge Fund Graduate Award in support of their dissertation research at Princeton. This year’s recipients include: Cara Brook, Victor Charpentier, Jennifer Kasbohm, Anna Trugman, and Yuzhen Yan. Their...
 
 
Posted by Ramanan Laxminarayan on Jul 18, 2016
Global access to effective antimicrobials is under threat.1 Over 700 000 deaths worldwide, including 214 000 neonatal sepsis deaths, are attributable to resistant bacterial pathogens each year.2,3 Currently, insufficient access and delays in access to antibiotics cause more deaths than antibiotic...
 
 
Posted by Joanna M. Foster ’08 for the Princeton Environmental Institute on Jul 14, 2016
Seven graduate students were selected to receive this year’s Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Award in support of their innovative research on water and water-related topics with implications for the environment. The 2016 recipients are Jennifer Guyton from the Department of Ecology and...
 
 
Posted by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications on Jul 06, 2016
For decades, Craig Shelton has been one of the country's top chefs. This spring, he took on an additional job: instructor at a Princeton University freshman seminar. After years in restaurants including Le Bernardin and Bouley in New York City and his own Ryland Inn in New Jersey, Shelton found...
 
 
Posted by Joanne Curcio of the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences on Jul 06, 2016
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) recently released its latest Energy Technology Distillate, a report titled, “Fusion Energy via Magnetic Confinement.”  AOS Graduate Student Jane Baldwin is one of 10 members of the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS) who...