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Geyman’s published senior thesis research offers new thoughts on how carbonates record global carbon cycle

November 8, 2019 ・ Tom Garlinghouse

When scientists want to study Earth’s very ancient geological past — typically greater than 100 million years ago — they often turn to rocks called carbonates. Calcium carbonates, the most ubiquitous forms of carbonate, are minerals that precipitate from seawater…

Solar and wind energy preserve groundwater for drought, agriculture

November 6, 2019 ・ B. Rose Kelly

Solar and wind farms are popping up around the country to lower carbon emissions, and these renewables also have another important effect: keeping more water in the ground. A new Princeton University-led study in Nature Communications is among the first…

Open dialogue: Taking a deep dive into the climate debate

October 24, 2019 ・ Tom Garlinghouse

This fall, Princeton undergraduates are taking a deep dive into the climate debate in the environmental studies seminar “Crossing the Climate Change Divide.” The course is taught by award-winning journalist Meera Subramanian, who is asking students to examine what people…

Journalist Meera Subramanian, 2019 Barron Visiting Professor, explores intersection of culture and environment

September 25, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Subramanian will be the first speaker in the Fall 2019 Environmental Humanities Colloquium sponsored by PEI at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in East Pyne, Room 111. Journalist Meera Subramanian, the 2019-20 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor…

Fewer fish may reach breeding age as climate change skews timing of reproduction, food availability

July 24, 2019 ・ Joseph Albanese

Climate change may be depriving juvenile fish of their most crucial early food source by throwing off the synchronization of when microscopic plants known as phytoplankton bloom and when fish hatch, according to Princeton University researchers. The long-term effect on…

Princeton senior Redding explores the brightening future of solar power in the Philippines

June 9, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Each year, the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) supports senior-thesis research by students from departments across the University. This story is part of a series exploring the disciplinary variety of PEI-funded undergraduate research carried out by members of the Class of…

PEI Class Day 2019 honors work, dedication of students in Princeton environmental studies

June 5, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Forty-six Princeton University seniors emerged from Guyot Hall June 3 as the latest recipients of certificates in environmental studies from the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). The certificates and prizes for notable undergraduate research were presented during PEI Class Day 2019.…

Jacobson works to understand the climate through volcanoes and monsoons

May 6, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Each year, the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) supports senior-thesis research by students from departments across the University. This story is part of a series exploring the disciplinary variety of PEI-funded undergraduate research carried out by members of the Class of…