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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...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 12, 2018
By Chris Emery for the Office of Engineering Communications Sewage treatment may be an unglamorous job, but bacteria are happy to do it. Sewage plants rely on bacteria to remove environmental toxins from waste so that the processed water can be safely discharged into oceans and rivers. Now, a...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 09, 2018
By Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications Do smart kids make more friends? If others see their cleverness paying off, then yes — at least, that seems to be true for our primate cousins, ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta), a team of Princeton University researchers reported April 5 paper in...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 06, 2018
By Jamie Saxon, Princeton Office of Communications, and Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute In a panel discussion held April 3 at Princeton University, two “big chiefs” of New Orleans' Black Masking Indian groups explored the complex artistry and deep-seated community of the Black...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 05, 2018
The Princeton Environmental Institute, a co-sponsor of the 2018 Princeton Environmental Film Festival, will host selected films on the Princeton University campus between April 8-15. The films will be screened on the dates and times listed below in the Friend Center, Room 101. A full festival...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 02, 2018
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute On a hot morning last August, Princeton University rising sophomore Young Joo Choi crouched in the receding shade of a house in West Trenton, New Jersey, firing gamma rays into the dirt along the foundation. It's here that soil contamination...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 02, 2018
By Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications Tim Treuer, a PEI-STEP fellow and Princeton Energy and Climate Scholar (PECS) in the Princeton Environmental Institute, was one of two Princeton University graduate students to be named a 2018 Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellow by the...