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Posted by Holly Welles on Apr 26, 2017
Climate science, technology, and policy were the focus of the 16th annual meeting of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) held at Princeton University on April 4-5, 2017. Over 100 people gathered to hear presentations and take part in discussions about terrestrial and ocean carbon sinks, modeling...
 
 
Posted by Igor Heifetz on Apr 24, 2017
Taplin Environmental Lecture by The Honorable James A. Baker, III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, has held senior government positions under three U.S. presidents. He served President George Bush as the nation's 61st Secretary of State from January 1989 through August...
 
 
Posted by Igor Heifetz on Apr 20, 2017
The new spaces for the expansion of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and for programs in environmental studies (including the Princeton Environmental Institute, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the Department of Geosciences) would be...
 
 
Posted by Holly Welles on Apr 20, 2017
Drastic changes in climate policy under the Trump administration should not cause environmental advocates to lose hope, a panel of experts said at a recent symposium at Princeton University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.  Even though the administration and...
 
 
Posted by Igor Heifetz on Apr 19, 2017
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...
 
 
Posted by Igor Heifetz on Apr 18, 2017
Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is pleased to announce a call for proposals to the Urban Grand Challenge. The goal is to encourage research, teaching, mentorship, and service activities related to environment and the urban setting. Two types of awards will be considered: Small...
 
 
Posted by Office of Communications on Apr 03, 2017
Tyler Coverdale, a graduate student in Princeton University's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, was one of six graduate students nationwide to receive a Graduate Student Policy Award from The Ecological Society of America. Recipients will travel to Washington, D.C...
 
 
Posted by Igor Heifetz on Mar 15, 2017
We know a lot about how carbon dioxide (CO2) levels can drive climate change, but how about the way that climate change can cause fluctuations in CO2 levels? New research from an international team of scientists reveals one of the mechanisms by which a colder climate was accompanied by...
 
 
Posted by Bennett McIntosh for the Office of the Dean for Research on Mar 13, 2017
Cities. They sprawl and tangle, juxtaposing ancient public squares and glistening skyscrapers. They provide homes for half of humanity, and economic and cultural centers for the rest. It has taken us thousands of years to build today's urban centers, and yet, they're expected to double in land-...
 
 
Posted by Igor Heifetz on Mar 03, 2017
In spring 2017, PEI is launching Global Perspectives on Environmental Justice. This event series will feature writers, filmmakers, other visual artists, and scholars whose work engages fundamental questions of environmental justice. Our visitors will address the political, imaginative and...
 
 
Posted by Sarah M. Binder on Feb 21, 2017
Jane Baldwin, a Ph.D. candidate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton University, has received a top student paper award from the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Board on Environment and Health. Her winning presentation at AMS’ Eighth Conference on Environment and...
 
 
Posted by Igor Heifetz on Feb 21, 2017
Gabe Vecchi is a world-famous atmospheric scientist with a pretty simple attitude to making progress: In order to do something, you need to do it. And Gabe’s done a lot! He was born in Boston but grew up in Venezuela, and witnessed the country’s dissolution from an intellectual magnet...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications on Feb 16, 2017
For decades, among the most enduring questions for ecologists have been: "Why do species live where they do? And what are the factors that keep them there?" A Princeton University-based study featured on the February cover of the journal Ecology could prove significant in answering that...
 
 
Posted by Joanna M. Foster ’08 for the Princeton Environmental Institute on Feb 07, 2017
Princeton Environmental Institute has announced awards totaling $374,000 to support five faculty research projects as part of the Urban Grand Challenge – one of several long term research cooperatives that comprise its Grand Challenges program.  With the majority of the world’s population...
 
 
Posted by Holly Welles on Feb 06, 2017
​Corina Tarnita, a Princeton University assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and PEI associated faculty member, was among seven researchers nationwide to be named an Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). Fellows are ESA members who have or have potential...
 
 
Posted by Joanna M. Foster ’08 for the Princeton Environmental Institute on Feb 01, 2017
The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is pleased to welcome Gabriel Vecchi, Luc Deike, Laure Resplandy, and Xinning Zhang to the Princeton University faculty. Gabriel Vecchi Gabriel Vecchi joins the faculty as a professor with a joint appointment in PEI and the Department of Geosciences...
 
 
Posted by Wendy Plump for the Office of Engineering Communications on Jan 31, 2017
At a vegetable farm in West Africa, where the planting is done by hand, questions about weather boil down to the most urgent question of all:  Will the rains be good or bad? Princeton professor Eric Wood, a hydrologist who usually works with global data and computer models, visited the...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications on Jan 26, 2017
Until recently, Princeton University junior Anne Merrill wasn't aware of how time and distance can dampen a person's awareness of the pervasiveness and the toxic endurance of environmental degradation. As someone who is well-read on environmental topics and active in environmental clubs on...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications on Jan 19, 2017
Be it the Mima mounds of Washington state or the famous "fairy circles" of Namibia in southwestern Africa, people are captivated by the regular patterns of plant growth that blanket desert and grassland landscapes, often with mesmerizing consistency. Scientists have long debated how these...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly Office of Communications on Jan 19, 2017
Scientists from Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have produced the first global analysis of how climate change may affect the frequency and location of mild-weather days — and it may be soon. In a report published Jan. 18 in the journal...