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November 2016

PEI Faculty Seminar Series Video: The Suffering of Wild Animals: Should we do anything about it, and if so, what?

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 2:30pm

Peter Singer, Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values

PEI Faculty Seminar Series Video: Probabilistic Coastal Hazards Mapping for the US

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 2:30pm

A Dangerous Moment for Climate Change and for Science

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 2:45pm

The Trump administration may well continue to trash climate science in the months ahead, thereby damaging science, the reputation of the United States, and the planet. Nonpartisan alliances, in which scientists join tough-minded captains of industry, military officers, and others, could provide the needed counterweight, jointly promoting climate change as a risk management problem requiring immediate action.

Sarmiento Leading Effort to Unmask the Mysteries of the Southern Ocean

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Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:45am

Article in Nature describes efforts by Jorge Sarmiento and collaborators to gather the first real-time data on the chemical and biological processes that govern carbon in the Southern Ocean.

Shared Traits of Abandoned Gas, Oil Wells Could Aid Cheaper, More Effective Cleanup

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Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:15am

Across the United States, abandoned oil and gas wells are a significant source of greenhouse gases, particularly methane. Yet there are so many scattered across the country that stopping the leaks — and even determining which wells are leaking — presents an enormous challenge.

When Corals Met Algae: Symbiotic Relationship Crucial to Reef Survival Dates to the Triassic

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 2:30pm

The mutually beneficial relationship between algae and modern corals — which provides algae with shelter, gives coral reefs their colors and supplies both organisms with nutrients — began more than 210 million years ago, according to a new study by an international team of scientists including researchers from Princeton University.