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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 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 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...