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By 2100, arid cities will suffer from more severe heat waves than temperate cities

February 15, 2018 ・ B. Rose Kelly

In a reversal of current conditions, by 2100, arid cities such as Phoenix will become more susceptible to heatwaves compared to their surrounding rural areas, while cities on the eastern seaboard will actually be less severely affected by heatwaves compared to theirs.

Princeton researchers visit Texas wind farm for a first-hand look at growing energy sector

May 30, 2017 ・ Morgan Kelly

Princeton University researchers visited the BP-owned Sherbino Mesa II Wind Farm to understand the technical and financial aspects of wind power.

Princeton-CMI Annual Meeting Focuses on Climate Research, Innovation, and Policy

April 26, 2017 ・ Holly Welles

Climate science, technology, and policy were the focus of the 16th annual meeting of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI).

Shared Traits of Abandoned Gas, Oil Wells Could Aid Cheaper, More Effective Cleanup

November 17, 2016 ・ John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications

A research team including Princeton scientists has identified the specific attributes of abandoned gas and oil wells that still leak large amounts of methane.

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CMI Holds 15th Annual Meeting

April 20, 2016 ・ Holly P. Welles

The 15th annual meeting of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) was held on April 13-14, 2016 in London. This is the first time in the 15-year history of CMI that the annual meeting has been held somewhere other than the…


Ocean Fertilization Could Be a Zero-Sum Game

February 1, 2016 ・ Igor Heifetz

PEI associated faculty member Daniel Sigman participated in a recent study that found fertilizing the oceans with iron may not work as envisioned.

In Rainforests, Battle for Sunlight Shapes Forest Structure

January 8, 2016 ・ Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Researchers have discovered that competition for sunlight among rainforest trees leads to the remarkably consistent pattern of tree sizes seen in tropical forests around the globe.

WWS Reacts: Will the Paris Climate Agreement be a ‘Turning Point’ for the World?

December 17, 2015 ・ Rose Huber

Q&A with Michael Oppenheimer and Denise Mauzerall about the Paris Climate Agreement.

Warm Nights Could Flood the Atmosphere With Carbon Under Climate Change

December 8, 2015 ・ Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications

A study led by Princeton University researchers suggests that hotter nights may wield more influence than previously thought over the planet’s atmosphere as global temperatures rise — and could eventually lead to more carbon flooding the atmosphere.