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Ocean's heat cycle shows that atmospheric carbon may be headed elsewhere

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12:30pm

A Princeton University-led study in the journal Nature Geoscience examined the global carbon cycle and suggests that scientists may have misgauged how carbon is distributed around the world, particularly between the northern and southern hemispheres. The results could change projections of how, when and where the currently massive levels of atmospheric carbon will result in environmental changes such as ocean acidification.

Call for Proposals: PEI Urban Grand Challenge

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Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:30am

The Princeton Environmental Institute is accepting faculty proposals for two-year projects of up to $150,000 for the Urban Grand Challenge program through Friday, June 29, 2018. Part of PEI's Grand Challenges program, the Urban Challenge combines the study of natural and built environments to address the interrelated environmental and social issues that face the world's rapidly expanding urban areas in an era of increasing environmental volatility.

PEI Faculty Seminar: "China’s Energy Future: Potential Air-Pollution, Health and Climate Implications"

Denise Mauzerall, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Public and International Affairs, presented, "China’s Energy Future: Potential Air-Pollution, Health and Climate Implications," at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. Bender is the fourth speaker in the Spring 2018 PEI Faculty Seminar Series.

Students study New Orleans' rich life and tenuous landscape

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Monday, April 30, 2018 - 10:00am

The class "The Port of New Orleans: Culture and Climate Change" focuses on how the global climate problems of tomorrow imperil New Orleans today, and how people and culture can affect change. The course encompasses PEI's Grand Challenges and summer internship programs, as well as the Program in Environmental Studies and the Environmental Humanities at Princeton initiative.

PEI researchers among recipients of Dean for Research Innovation Funds

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:00pm

Researchers in or associated with the Princeton Environmental Institute were among several Princeton University faculty members to be selected to receive 2018 Dean for Research Innovation Funds through Princeton's Office of the Dean for Research. The funds are awarded annually to promising research in various subject areas and disciplines.

PEI awards $515,000 to projects studying our changing climate and environment

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Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:45pm

Birds and flowers out of sync, the integration of built and natural flood-control features, and frozen methane deep beneath the ocean are among the five projects recently funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute as part of its Climate and Energy Challenge program. Totaling $515,000, the newly awarded research projects will run from 2018 to 2020.

Swamp microbe has pollution-munching superpower

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 11:45am

Researchers in the lab of PEI associated faculty Peter Jaffe, professor of civil and environmental engineering, discovered a bacterium in a New Jersey wetland that has the surprising ability to degrade pollutants without using oxygen. This could offer a more efficient method for treating toxins in sewage.

Lessons from lemurs: To make friends, show off your smarts

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Monday, April 9, 2018 - 8:00am

A study of ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) suggests that a clever individual's social position can improve if others see their problem-solving skills pay off, according to a team of Princeton University researchers, including PEI associated faculty Dan Rubenstein, Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and director of the Program in Environmental Studies.

New Orleans' Black Masking Indian chiefs discuss art, community

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Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:00am

Big Chief Darryl Montana and Chief Demond Melancon of New Orleans' Black Masking Indian groups visited Princeton for an April 3 panel discussion on the artistry and passion behind the tradition, and met with students in two courses the next day. Their visit was part of the exhibition, "Big Chief Wears a Golden Crown," organized by PEI associated faculty Jeff Whetstone in connection to his PEI Urban Grand Challenges project, "Flow: Living with the Mississippi."

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