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Naomi Cohen-Shields’ senior thesis explores who benefits as China cleans its air

June 12, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

After months of researching and analyzing China’s notorious air pollution for her Princeton senior thesis, Naomi Cohen-Shields stepped off a plane in Beijing in December 2019 to a shockingly clear sky. Her gaze fell across the unencumbered skyline of the…

Offshore oil and gas rigs leak more greenhouse gas than expected

September 16, 2019 ・ John Sullivan

A survey of offshore installations extracting oil and natural gas in the North Sea revealed far more leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, than currently estimated by the British government, according to a research team led by scientists from…

Air pollution choking China’s solar-energy potential

October 23, 2017

China seeks to expand its solar-power supply by 2030, but severe air pollution is blocking the needed sunlight, according to Princeton research.

Synthetic Gas Would Cut Air Pollution but Worsen Climate Damage in China

May 1, 2017 ・ Chris Emery for the Office of Engineering Communications

The use of synthetic natural gas instead of coal in China could improve air quality and public health due to air pollution, but it would also markedly increase CO2 emissions, with damaging implications for the climate.

Four Graduate Students Awarded 2016 PEI-STEP Environmental Policy Fellowships

Four Graduate Students Awarded 2016 PEI-STEP Environmental Policy Fellowships

August 29, 2016 ・ Joanna M. Foster ’08 for the Princeton Environmental Institute

The PEI-STEP Program provides participating graduate students with an enhanced skill-set and interdisciplinary perspective, making them more effective and versatile to address environmental problems in careers as scientists, educators, policy makers, and business professionals.

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Household Fuels Exceed Power Plants and Cars as Source of Smog in Beijing

June 27, 2016 ・ John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications

New research by Denise Mauzerall and colleagues indicates China could improve air quality by reducing residential emissions.

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.

To Save the Earth, Better Nitrogen Use on a Hungrier Planet Must be Addressed

November 24, 2015 ・ Rose Huber

The global population is expected to increase by two to three billion people by 2050, a projection raising serious concerns about sustainable development, biodiversity and food security.