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Pacala chairs national committee calling for immediate push for CO2-removal technology

October 29, 2018

The escalating effects of climate change now demand a substantial research initiative to develop and launch “negative emissions technologies” (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide directly from the air, according to a recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering…

Foam could offer greener option for petroleum drillers

August 9, 2018 ・ John Sullivan

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 mechanism for foam-driven fracture is not…

Bourg receives NSF CAREER grant to study fine-grain soil hydrology, mechanics

March 13, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

Ian Bourg has received a five-year NSF CAREER award to study the hydrology and mechanics of fine-grained soils and sedimentary rocks.

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.

Socolow BP Windfarm Visit

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

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.

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.