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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 18, 2018
The Princeton Environmental Institute and the Princeton University Art Museum will host the Art + Environment Event Series, in which noted authors, journalists and researchers will speak at Princeton University to offer perspectives on the intersections between art and environment. The three-...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 08, 2018
The more people a city has and the more organized its residents' movement patterns, the longer its flu season is apt to last, new research co-authored by Princeton University researchers shows. Published in the journal Science, the findings are an important step toward...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 27, 2018
By Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications, with additional reporting by Danielle Alio Growing up in her native Hawaii, Zoe Sims, a 2017 alumna, discovered a passion for ecology that began with exploring coral reefs. At Princeton, she conducted two years of research for her senior thesis,...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 25, 2018
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute With the right public infrastructure investment, the United States could as much as double the amount of carbon dioxide emissions currently captured and stored worldwide within the next six years, according to an analysis by Princeton University...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 19, 2018
By Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications Imagine an enormous volcano erupting in the Pacific Northwest, pouring lava across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Imagine the lava flooding out until river valleys are filled in. Until bushes and shrubs are buried in liquid rock. Until the...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 18, 2018
By Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications When oceanographer Bess Ward was granted research time aboard the R/V Sally Ride during the middle of the spring semester, she had to figure out how to teach GEO 428, “Biological Oceanography,” from the Pacific Ocean. She created a...
 
 
Posted by Morgan kelly on Sep 12, 2018
Europe's decision to promote the use of wood as a "renewable fuel" will likely greatly increase Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and cause severe harm to the world's forests, according to a new paper published in Nature Communications. European officials agreed on final language for a renewable...
 
 
Posted by Holly Welles on Sep 11, 2018
By Holly Welles, Princeton Environmental Institute Ten Princeton University graduate students have been selected by the Princeton Environmental Institute as the most recent members of the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars Program (PECS). Founded in 2008, PECS provides an interdisciplinary...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Aug 09, 2018
By John Sullivan for Engineering Communications Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses large amounts of fresh water while producing corresponding amounts of wastewater. Water-based foams, which use about 90 percent less water than fracking fluids, could provide an alternative, but the...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jul 25, 2018
By Adam Hadhazy for Engineering Communications A plant: natural, grown, leafy. An internal combustion engine: artificial, machined, metallic. At first blush, these two objects couldn't appear less alike. Yet, according to a Princeton University study published June 29 in the journal PLoS ONE...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly, PEI on Jun 19, 2018
As humans continue to pump the atmosphere with carbon, it's crucial for scientists to understand how and where the planet absorbs and naturally emits carbon.  A recent study in the journal Nature Geoscience examined the global carbon cycle and suggests that existing studies may have...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jun 15, 2018
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...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jun 07, 2018
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute Six Princeton University juniors have been selected this year to receive research support from the Princeton Environmental Institute's (PEI) Environmental Scholars Program to support their independent research related to the broad area of...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jun 06, 2018
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute Forty Princeton University seniors emerged from Guyot Hall on June 4 as the latest recipients of certificates in environmental studies from the Princeton Environmental Institute. The certificates, and prizes for notable undergraduate...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly, PEI on May 30, 2018
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute When Princeton University senior Alana Reynolds arrived in Mozambique last June to conduct fieldwork for her thesis, she realized that she had to see elephants differently if she wanted to help protect them. She had traveled to the Southeast...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on May 21, 2018
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute 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....
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 30, 2018
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute As Lavinia Liang watched a sultry wind ripple the brackish expanse of Bayou Bienvenue, its sparkling surface stippled by the muted reflections of withered cypress stumps, she understood how nature and relentless human error can unwittingly...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 24, 2018
Researchers in or associated with the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) 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...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 24, 2018
Ryan Edwards, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering and PEI-STEP fellow, has received the William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship from the American Geosciences Institute. Fellows spend a year in Washington, D.C., working as a staff member...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 23, 2018
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute 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 (PEI) as part of its...