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Jack Liu talk: "China's Environment on a Metacoupled Planet"

Jianguo (Jack) Liu, the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability and University Distinguished Professor of fisheries and wildlife at Michigan State University, presented, "China's Environment on a Metacoupled Planet," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3

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.

PEI Discovery Day 2018 exhibits array of student research in environmental studies

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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:30am

Seniors and graduate students exhibited the topical diversity of environmental studies at Princeton University during the seventh annual PEI Discovery Day hosted by the Princeton Environmental Institute May 9 in the Frick Chemistry Lab Atrium. Ninety-six students representing 20 academic departments showcased their research and discussed their findings with fellow students and University faculty. PEI interviewed seven students who provide a snapshot of the research and disciplines featured at Discovery Day 2018.

Drones, Thorns and New Orleans: PEI's Summer of Learning Symposium features breadth of undergrad research

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Monday, October 30, 2017 - 9:15am

Drones in Africa, algal biofuel and the necessity of thorns. These topics and more constituted the varied research projects of 88 Princeton University undergraduates who presented the results of their summer-long internships during the Princeton Environmental Institute's 2017 Summer of Learning Symposium Oct. 6 at the Campus Club.

Air pollution choking China's solar-energy potential

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Monday, October 23, 2017 - 3:15pm

China is rapidly expanding its solar-power supply in an attempt to meet 10 percent of the nation’s electricity needs with solar energy by 2030. But severe air pollution is blocking light from the sun, significantly reducing China’s output of solar energy, according to Princeton University led by PECS fellow Xiaoyuan (Charles) Li and PEI associated faculty member Denise Mauzerall, professor of environmental engineering and international affairs.

Eco-justice scholar Ashley Dawson named 2017 Barron Visiting Professor in environmental humanities

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

Ashley Dawson, an English professor at the City University of New York's Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island, has been selected as the Princeton Environmental Institute's 2017-18 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities. Dawson focuses his work on cultural studies, post-colonialism, eco-criticism and activism, particularly how people have perceived, affected and defended nature through art, politics and economics.

Methane, light and river trade: 2017 Walbridge Fund empowers innovative environmental graduate research

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:30am

Five Princeton University graduate students have been selected to receive Walbridge Fund Graduate Awards from the Princeton Environmental Institute to support their doctoral research. Established in 2009, the Walbridge Fund provides up to $10,000 to Princeton graduate students pursuing innovative projects in the fields of energy technology, carbon policy and climate science.

Princeton researchers visit Texas wind farm for a first-hand look at growing energy sector

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 9:15am

Princeton University researchers visited the BP-owned Sherbino Mesa II Wind Farm in Texas on May 3 to understand the technical and financial aspects of wind power and to search for research projects that would be valuable to the industry. Support for the trip was provided by the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

Schmidt Fund Awards Go to Projects With Transformative Potential

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 2:15pm

Three projects with the potential for broad impacts in science and technology have been selected to receive support from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.

The projects include a technology for improving ultrasound's grainy images, a system for boosting biofuel production, and a facility for designing and testing new wind power technologies.