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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 11, 2017
For his freshman seminar this year, Robert Socolow is asking his class to think about the future, not just for themselves but for the entire planet. “Climate change poses a deep question: How much do we care about our collective future?” said Socolow, professor emeritus and senior...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 07, 2017
Water has long been taken for granted as being cheap and abundant, but global threats to its quality and availability are reframing water as a finite resource in need of close regulation. Around the world, people and societies are suffering from water scarcity and water pollution. But efforts to...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 06, 2017
Researchers from Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report in the journal Nature Climate Change that extreme cyclones that formed in the Arabian Sea for the first time in 2014 are the result of global warming and will likely increase in frequency....
 
 
Posted by PEI Staff on Dec 04, 2017
The art of the global oil addiction and the evolution of food production. The connection between climate and weather, and shifting perceptions of how humans have seen themselves and nature. These topics constitute the four new environmental studies courses being offered in Spring 2018 through...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Nov 30, 2017
This fall, Princeton faculty teaching “The Interdisciplinary Design Studio” are introducing 12 students to architectural and urban design issues to help build their critical thinking and design skills. Central to the course was a fall-break trip to Brazil where students gained firsthand experience...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Nov 28, 2017
The arrival of a strange bird to a remote island in the Galápagos Islands archipelago 36 years ago has provided direct genetic evidence of a novel way in which new species arise. Researchers from Princeton University and Uppsala University in Sweden reported in the journal Science Nov. 23...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 31, 2017
PEI is accepting faculty proposals for two-year projects of up to $150,000 for the Climate and Energy Grand Challenge through Jan. 12, 2018. Proposals should be submitted using the online application form, and questions can be directed to climategc@princeton.edu. Funded projects will...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 31, 2017
Princeton University's Vertical Farming Project began at a conference in 2016 when the topic turned to increasing the crop yield of hydroponic systems — wherein plants are grown indoors without soil by using only water and nutrient solutions — by pressurizing water with extra oxygen in a tank...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 30, 2017
If the human population continues to grow, more pressure will be put on carbon dioxide emissions — leaving future generations vulnerable to the effects of climate change. To head this off, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced, but that could cost billions of dollars or more over the next few...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 30, 2017
Seven Princeton University undergraduates and three graduate students presented their research at the 2017 Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City Oct. 11-13. The conference was co-sponsored by Princeton and organized by the...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 30, 2017
Drones in Africa, algal biofuel and the necessity of thorns. These topics and more constituted the varied research projects of 88 Princeton University undergraduates who presented the results of their summer-long internships during the Princeton Environmental Institute's 2017 Summer of Learning...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 23, 2017
China is rapidly expanding its solar power supply, hoping to meet 10 percent of the nation’s electricity needs with solar energy by 2030. But there’s a problem: Severe air pollution is blocking light from the sun, significantly reducing China’s output of solar energy, particularly in the northern...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 11, 2017
Researchers have struggled to model accurately the changes to the abundant summer rains that sweep across the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, known to scientists as the “North American monsoon.” In a report published Oct. 9 in the journal Nature Climate Change, a...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly, Communications Manager on Sep 28, 2017
The Princeton Environmental Institute has added core faculty member Amilcare Porporato, professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and 10 associated faculty to its roster of researchers and educators whose work focuses on or relates to the...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 25, 2017
Princeton University faculty can submit up to two proposals for Campus as a Lab Innovation Funds through the Office of the Dean for Research by Nov. 20. Funding could start as early as Feb. 5, 2018. Guidelines are available on the Dean for Research website. Faculty from all four academic...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 18, 2017
Extreme ocean waves, severe thunderstorms and urban flooding, and a sophomore urban-design course make up the latest round of projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Urban Grand Challenges program. Totaling $348,000, the new awards are active from 2017 to 2019. The Urban...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 18, 2017
Predicting how climate change will affect the incidence of infectious diseases would have great public health benefits. But the relationship between climate and disease is extraordinarily complex, making such predictions difficult. Simply identifying correlations and statistical associations...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 14, 2017
The International Balzan Foundation has awarded Princeton University professor emeritus Robert Keohane the 2016 Balzan Prize for International Relations, History and Theory. The prize comes with an award of $790,000, half of which must be spent to finance research projects conducted by...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 13, 2017
Ashley Dawson, an English professor at the City University of New York's Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island, has been selected as the Princeton Environmental Institute's 2017-18 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities. Dawson focuses...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 05, 2017
The case for carbon capture and storage — a promising method for reducing greenhouse gases — received a boost recently from a Princeton study that indicated the procedure would not be prone to significant leakage or high costs related to fixing leaks. Authors of the study included PEI associated...