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Full video of Princeton Environmental Forum now available

December 5, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Video is now available of the Oct. 24-25 Princeton Environmental Forum featuring Princeton faculty and alumni environmental leaders in a series of discussions addressing urgent environmental issues for the 21st century, including climate change science and policy, the protection of…

At the frontline: Princeton Environmental Forum addresses environmental crises of the 21st century

October 31, 2019 ・ Denise Valenti and Tom Garlinghouse

In response to the urgent environmental challenges facing the planet, Princeton faculty and alumni who are actively working to protect the environment gathered for the Princeton Environmental Forum held on campus Oct. 24-25. They came with knowledge, questions and an…

Why are big storms bringing so much more rain? Warming, yes, but also winds

October 29, 2019 ・ Molly Sharlach

For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern United States: Harvey in 2017, Florence in 2018 and Imelda in 2019. A new analysis by Princeton researchers explains why this trend…

Photo exhibition explores 25 years of Princeton environmental education, research

September 17, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

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 environmental research and education at…

Orange tinted image of a city with sun and heat over it

Back-to-back heat waves likely to accelerate with climate change

May 8, 2019 ・ Joseph Albanese

As the planet continues to warm, multi-day heat waves are projected to increase in frequency, length and intensity. The additive effects of these extreme heat events overwhelm emergency service providers and hospital staff with heat-related maladies, disrupt the electrical grid…

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…

Houston’s urban sprawl increased rainfall, flooding during Hurricane Harvey

November 11, 2018 ・ Lynn Anderson Davy & Morgan Kelly

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 researchers. The researchers report in the journal Nature Nov. 14 that Houston’s risk for extreme flooding…

PEI-STEP Fellow Jane Baldwin receives AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award

February 12, 2018

PEI-STEP fellow Jane Baldwin received an Outstanding Student Paper Award at the American Geophysical Union’s 2017 Fall Meeting.

Predicting snowpack in the West before the first flake falls

January 24, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly, PEI

Princeton-NOAA research suggests that annual snowmelt in the American West can be predicted to the scale of a mountain range as early as March.