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June 2016

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

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 4:00pm

Beijing and surrounding areas of China often suffer from choking smog. The Chinese government has made commitments to improve air quality and has achieved notable results in reducing emissions from the power and transportation sectors. However, new research indicates that the government could dramatically improve air quality with more attention to an overlooked source of outdoor pollution — residential cooking and heating.

PEI Awards $840,000 for Innovative Research, Teaching, and Mentorship in Water and the Environment

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 11:15am

The Princeton Environmental Institute has awarded a total of $840,000 to support seven original research projects which will become the nucleus of a new Grand Challenges cooperative focused on environmental issues associated with physical, chemical, and biological aspects of oceans and freshwater systems.

The Princeton Environmental Institute Holds 35th Class Day Ceremony

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Friday, June 3, 2016 - 10:30am

Speaking to 39 Princeton University graduating seniors gathered in Guyot Hall during the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Class Day on May 31st, Kelly Caylor, director of Princeton University's Program in Environmental Studies (ENV) and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, opened the ceremony by saying a few words about the Program.

Call for Proposals for Innovative Research, Teaching, Mentorship, and Service focused on Urban Sustainability

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 10:15am

Faculty Experts From Diverse Fields Explore Impact of Climate Change on Children

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 10:00am

Janet Currie

The negative effects of climate change on the world's children and possible responses brought together two Princeton researchers from very different fields to contribute to the new issue of The Future of Children, a journal that promotes effective policies and programs for children.

Princeton Researchers Assist in Kenya’s Grevy’s Zebra Census

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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 5:15pm

LAIKIPIA, Kenya (CNN) — In the rolling green hills of Kenya’s Rift Valley, the search is on for one of the rarest of all zebras, the elusive Grevy’s zebra.

It’s one of Kenya’s most critically endangered species, and scientists want to know just how many remain.

They’re doing it by looking at their stripes.

Every zebra’s stripes are unique, it turns out: a natural bar code. Now with new technology, scientists can read them like a bar code as well.

Group Living: for Baboons Intermediate Size Is Optimal

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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 2:30pm

Living with others can offer tremendous benefits for social animals, including primates, but these benefits could come at a high cost. New research from a project that originated at Princeton University reveals that intermediate-sized groups provide the most benefits to wild baboons.