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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 31, 2017
PEI is accepting faculty proposals for two-year projects of up to $150,000 for the Climate and Energy Grand Challenge through Jan. 12, 2018. Part of PEI's Grand Challenges program, the Climate and Energy Challenge confronts climate change and other environmental impacts of the energy system with projects that address the management of fossil-fuel carbon, the expansion of non-fossil energy sources and the reduction of energy demand through technology and social change.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 31, 2017
Princeton researchers and students launched the Princeton Vertical Farming Project in April as an open-source model for optimizing vertical farming, which involves growing produce indoors on stacked shelves. Increasingly popular and touted for its limited use of land, chemicals and water, vertical farming suffers from a lack of up-to-date and publicly available data that those involved in the Princeton project hope to provide.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 30, 2017
Protecting future generations from environmental destruction depends on how society values human population. Looking at two ethical approaches, a research team finds a smaller population could save tens of billions of dollars or more annually on climate change prevention policies, especially in wealthier countries.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 30, 2017
Seven Princeton University undergraduates and three graduate students presented their research at the 2017 Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City Oct. 11-13. The conference was co-sponsored by Princeton and organized by the museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 30, 2017
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.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 23, 2017
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.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 11, 2017
The North American monsoon that brings summer rains to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico is facing a dramatic reduction, according to researchers from Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The researchers — who included Gabriel Vecchi of the Princeton Environmental Institute — used a new, high-resolution climate model that corrects for persistent sea-surface temperature biases.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly, Communications Manager on Sep 28, 2017
The Princeton Environmental Institute has added core faculty member Amilcare Porporato, professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and 10 associated faculty to its roster of researchers and educators whose work focuses on or relates to the environment.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 25, 2017
Princeton University faculty can submit up to two proposals for Campus as a Lab Innovation Funds through the Office of the Dean for Research by Nov. 20. Funding could start as early as Feb. 5, 2018.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 18, 2017
Extreme ocean waves, severe thunderstorms and urban flooding, and a sophomore urban-design course make up the latest round of projects funded by PEI's Urban Grand Challenges program. Totaling $348,000, the new awards combine the study of the natural and built environments to address the interrelated environmental and social issues facing the world's rapidly expanding urban areas in a world of increasing volatility.
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