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September 2016

Ice Cores Reveal a Slow Decline in Atmospheric Oxygen Over the Last 800,000 Years

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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 1:45pm

Princeton University researchers have compiled 30 years of data to construct the first ice core-based record of atmospheric oxygen concentrations spanning the past 800,000 years, according to a paper published today in the journalScience.

The Next Four Years: the Environment and Climate Change

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 1:30pm

Issues related to the environment and climate change will demand the new president's attention soon after he or she takes office Jan. 20 and throughout the next four years.

Bringing People Together as Scientists to Save a Zebra Species

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Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 3:00pm

NANYUKI, Kenya — For 30 long minutes, the two safari buses trundled across the dry bushland of northern Kenya. Rocks and a haze of red dust kicked up from the rough and pitted road. The sun seared through the cloudless sky and thin air of the high escarpment, illuminating the leaves and long blanched thorns of the acacia trees.

PEI Awards $433,500 for Innovative Research, Teaching, and Mentorship in Climate and Energy

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Friday, September 9, 2016 - 11:00am

The Princeton Environmental Institute has awarded a $433,500 to support three additional research projects as part of the Climate and Energy Challenge.

Climate and Energy Challenge research projects tackle challenges in climate dynamics, the impacts of global change on the Earth's ecosystems, alternative energy, and energy efficiency. Funded projects involve faculty from numerous departments across campus.

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: World's Largest Reforestation Program Overlooks Wildlife

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 1:45pm

After years of environmental destruction, China has spent billions of dollars on the world's largest reforestation program, converting a combined area nearly the size of New York and Pennsylvania back to forest.

New Visiting Environmental Humanities Faculty Member Joins PEI for 2016-2017

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Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:45pm

Alan BraddockThe Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is pleased to announce that Alan Braddock has been co-appointed by PEI and the Department of Art and Archaeology as the 2016 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities.