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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Nov 14, 2018
By Lynn Anderson Davy, University of Iowa, and Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute Houston's urban landscape directly contributed to the torrential rainfall and deadly flooding experienced during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, according to Princeton and University of Iowa...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 29, 2018
The escalating effects of climate change now demand a substantial research initiative to develop and launch "negative emissions technologies" (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide directly from the air, according to a recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 26, 2018
By Denise Valenti for the Office of Communications Art — painting and photography, in particular — has played an important role in building a romantic narrative of United States history. It also has the potential to inspire people to protect the very wilderness that has been destroyed in...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 26, 2018
by Laurie Zazenski, School of Architecture On patch of dusty asphalt in Newark, New Jersey, sits a wooden shed topped with corrugated plastic, a safeguard from impending winter weather. But it won’t be there for long. That’s because the shed is intended to roam around the civic project Down...
 
 
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 15, 2018
Mary Caswell "Cassie" Stoddard, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) associated faculty, was one of 18 researchers nationwide to receive a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering, which is...
 
 
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...