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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jun 08, 2017
Rising seas are making flooding more common in coastal areas around the country. Now, a new study finds that sea-level rise will boost the occurrence of moderate rather than severe flooding in some regions of the United States, while in other areas the reverse is true. The study by...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jun 06, 2017
Thirty-one Princeton University seniors emerged from Guyot Hall on June 5 as the latest recipients of certificates in environmental studies from the Princeton Environmental Institute. The certificates and prizes for notable undergraduate research — including three inaugural book prizes — ...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jun 05, 2017
It was after several hours of boating and diving along the coast of Bermuda in the summer of 2015 that then-sophomore Zoe Sims realized that she, for the first time, was in charge. Sims, who graduates from Princeton University June 6, was studying the effects of groundwater pollution on the...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jun 02, 2017
Protected natural areas are the surest way to ensure the survival of the increasing number of plant and animal species that face habitat loss and extinction. Yet, worldwide many of these sanctuaries suffer from inadequate funding, maintenance, enforcement and public support. Robert Pringle, a...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on May 31, 2017
"Tens of millions of human deaths, mass extinction, hundreds of trillions in costs." The words above, splashed across a massive screen in big red letters in a Princeton classroom this spring, forecast the consequences by 2050 of people continuing to burn fossil fuels and degrade the environment...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on May 30, 2017
A group of Princeton University faculty and students experienced the burgeoning wind-power sector in person on May 3 during a visit to the Sherbino Mesa II Wind Farm in Ft. Stockton, Texas. Owned by BP, the wind farm consists of 58 operating wind turbines with a total power-generating peak...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on May 22, 2017
On a morning in March, Professor Michael Oppenheimer pointed to a photograph he took while flying over the North Pole. A mosaic of fragmented ice stretched across the projection screen. The blue-green sea of the central Arctic Ocean flowed to the surface, visible between small and large...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on May 22, 2017
Scientists including PEI's Gabriel Vecchi have developed a new method to forecast the extent of sea ice in some regions of the Arctic up to 11 months in advance. The method, which incorporates information about ocean temperatures and focuses on regions rather than the entire Arctic Sea, could...
 
 
Posted by Pooja Makhijani, Office of Communications on May 19, 2017
New evidence suggests that a nutrient that is both essential to life and an environmental scourge when present in large quantities is increasing in the open ocean, according to a new study published May 19 in the journal Science. The increase of this nutrient, known as “fixed” nitrogen, was studied...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on May 17, 2017
Princeton University seniors and graduate students exhibited the topical diversity of environmental-studies research during the Princeton Environmental Institute's sixth annual Discovery Day on May 10 in the Frick Chemistry Lab Atrium. Sixty-six seniors and six graduate students representing 19...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on May 12, 2017
The paradox of a veteran Republican addressing a university audience on a conservative plan to mitigate the effects of climate change was not lost on James A. Baker III as he spoke to a full audience in Princeton University's McCosh Hall on May 10. "I realize that as a conservative Republican, I...
 
 
Posted by Levi Golston, Princeton Energy and Climate Scholar on May 09, 2017
Students and teachers from 24 Princeton-area high schools gathered at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association April 23 for the Student Climate Change Conference, an event designed to delve into some of the details surrounding climate change. The conference was organized by the Princeton Day...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on May 08, 2017
The same technology that adds fizz to soda can now be used to remove particles from dirty water. Researchers at Princeton University have found a technique for using carbon dioxide in a low-cost water treatment system that eliminates the need for costly and complex filters. The system injects...
 
 
Posted by the Office of International Programs on May 05, 2017
First-year student Taylor Machette and sophomore Daniel Qian, both in Princeton University's environmental studies certificate program, are among 12 Princeton undergraduates who will pursue internships and conduct research internationally this summer as Streicker Fellows. The Streicker...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on May 01, 2017
A photo of a lone white rhinoceros is projected onto a screen behind Jacob Dlamini, a Princeton University assistant professor of history, as his students argue the justification of using violence against the poachers and criminal syndicates who illegally hunt the animal for its iconic...
 
 
Posted by Chris Emery for the Office of Engineering Communications on May 01, 2017
Severe air pollution has plagued China's industrial regions in recent decades, a situation that has received worldwide attention thanks to photos of Beijing and other smog-blanketed Chinese cities.  More than just an eyesore, China's smog has created a public health crisis that has led the...
 
 
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 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 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...