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Princeton honors Judy and Carl Ferenbach ’64 at High Meadows Environmental Institute dedication

May 11, 2022 ・ Advancement Communications

President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83, members of the Princeton faculty and friends gathered on the lawn behind Princeton’s Guyot Hall May 10 to celebrate Judy and Carl Ferenbach ’64 and the dedication of the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI). In…

CMI Best Paper Awards recognize work on carbon capture, irrigation’s climate impact

April 27, 2022 ・ Morgan Kelly

The Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) recognized Tom Postma, a Ph.D. candidate in civil and environmental engineering, and Yujin Zeng, an associate research scholar in atmospheric and oceanic sciences, at the CMI Annual Meeting for outstanding published research. Postma was awarded…

‘How things relate’: Princeton seniors Willow Dalehite, Katherine Irelan explored evolutionary pairings above & below

May 9, 2022 ・ Liana Wait

Princeton senior Katherine Irelan spent two months in summer 2021 walking the slopes of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park searching for specimens of the native shrub pūkiawe (Leptecophylla tameiameiae) for her senior-thesis research on how the plant allies with soil fungi…

Unchecked global emissions on track to initiate mass extinction of marine life

April 28, 2022 ・ Liana Wait

As greenhouse gas emissions continue to warm the world’s oceans, marine biodiversity could be on track to plummet within the next few centuries to levels not seen since the extinction of the dinosaurs, according to a recent study in the…

‘High Water Line’ project draws the boundary where N.J.’s new coastline will be if climate change persists

April 28, 2022 ・ Denise Valenti

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy inundated Weber Avenue in Sayreville, New Jersey, with 18 feet of water. If climate change continues unabated, it will be underwater permanently in less than 100 years thanks to a predicted sea level rise of 4…

Princeton research is pursuing a sustainable future for New Jersey and the world

April 22, 2022 ・ Denise Valenti

When it comes to understanding and protecting the environment, New Jersey provides fertile ground for Princeton University researchers, including faculty members working on a range of projects supported by and based in the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI). The state’s…

Ramaswami receives AAEES Science Award for pioneering models for sustainable, equitable cities

April 7, 2022 ・ Morgan Kelly

Anu Ramaswami, the Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies and professor of civil and environmental engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, has received the 2022 AAEES Science Award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. Ramaswami,…

Allison Carruth maps imaginative new blueprints for the future of the planet

March 21, 2022 ・ Jeff Labrecque

Northwest of Denver, there’s a stretch of U.S. Highway 40 called Rabbit Ears Pass that cuts through the Rocky Mountains. It’s named for the prominent Leporidae-shaped igneous rock formations that stand prominently atop a nearby peak, and the volcanic geology of…

Study reveals how inland and coastal waterways influence climate

March 16, 2022

“Streams to the river, river to the sea.” If only it were that simple. Most global carbon-budgeting efforts assume a linear flow of water from the land to the sea, which ignores the complex interplay between streams, rivers, lakes, groundwater,…