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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jan 17, 2019
Vertical farms in post-industrial America, origami-based noise-pollution barriers, and cement made from burned waste make up the latest round of projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Urban Grand Challenges program. Totaling $509,000, the new awards are active through...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jan 07, 2019
By Wendy Plump for the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Princeton University undergraduate students — including 2018 Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) summer intern Maria Stahl '20 (profiled below) — demonstrate a new level of commitment to environmental...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 28, 2018
Speakers for the Princeton Environmental Humanities Colloquium sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) have been announced for Spring 2019. The Environmental Humanities Colloquium aims to build an intellectual community of Princeton scholars and graduate students from all...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 20, 2018
The ghosts of harvesting past can haunt today's conservation efforts. The conservation or overharvesting of a resource such as fish, timber or other wildlife often is determined by past habits and decisions related to that resource, according to a study led by researchers at Rutgers and...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 18, 2018
By the Office of Communications When it comes to flirting, animals know how to put on a show. In the bird world, males often go to great lengths to attract female attention, like peacocks shaking their tail feathers and manakins performing complex dance moves. These behaviors often stimulate...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 12, 2018
By Denise Valenti for the Office of Communications Already the world is experiencing the symptoms of a looming, global environmental crisis, said journalist and author Naomi Klein at a Dec. 11 talk held in conjunction with the Princeton University Art Museum’s exhibition "Nature's Nation:...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 12, 2018
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute Policymakers and researchers have underestimated the effect that changes in land management and people's diets would have on limiting greenhouse gas emissions and countering the effects of climate change, according to a study led by Princeton...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 12, 2018
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute From the oceans to the forests, from diseases to natural disasters, Princeton faculty and students are carrying out research crucial to understanding and preserving our planet. Those efforts are the centerpiece of an exhibition celebrating...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 12, 2018
By Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications The International Symposium on Indigenous Communities and Climate Change, held Dec. 6 and 7 at the Princeton Public Library and Princeton University, brought together scholars and journalists to explore the impact of climate change on Indigenous...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 05, 2018
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute In a painting of Carolina parakeets by American ornithologist John Audubon, the birds' scarlet and yellow visages emanate from a tangle of emerald feathers and brown cocklebur branches. Known for the large tight-knit flocks that made them easy...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Nov 21, 2018
Michael Celia, director of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and Princeton's Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies and professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received an honorary doctorate in engineering from the University of Stuttgart in Germany for...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Nov 14, 2018
By Lynn Anderson Davy, University of Iowa, and Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute Houston's urban landscape directly contributed to the torrential rainfall and deadly flooding experienced during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, according to Princeton and University of Iowa...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 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 and...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 26, 2018
By Denise Valenti for the Office of Communications Art — painting and photography, in particular — has played an important role in building a romantic narrative of United States history. It also has the potential to inspire people to protect the very wilderness that has been destroyed in...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 26, 2018
by Laurie Zazenski, School of Architecture On patch of dusty asphalt in Newark, New Jersey, sits a wooden shed topped with corrugated plastic, a safeguard from impending winter weather. But it won’t be there for long. That’s because the shed is intended to roam around the civic project Down...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 18, 2018
The Princeton Environmental Institute and the Princeton University Art Museum will host the Art + Environment Event Series, in which noted authors, journalists and researchers will speak at Princeton University to offer perspectives on the intersections between art and environment. The three-...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 15, 2018
Mary Caswell "Cassie" Stoddard, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) associated faculty, was one of 18 researchers nationwide to receive a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering, which is...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Oct 08, 2018
The more people a city has and the more organized its residents' movement patterns, the longer its flu season is apt to last, new research co-authored by Princeton University researchers shows. Published in the journal Science, the findings are an important step toward...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 27, 2018
By Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications, with additional reporting by Danielle Alio Growing up in her native Hawaii, Zoe Sims, a 2017 alumna, discovered a passion for ecology that began with exploring coral reefs. At Princeton, she conducted two years of research for her senior thesis,...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 25, 2018
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute With the right public infrastructure investment, the United States could as much as double the amount of carbon dioxide emissions currently captured and stored worldwide within the next six years, according to an analysis by Princeton University...