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March 2018

As antibiotics fail, global consumption of antibiotics skyrockets, further driving drug resistance

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Monday, March 26, 2018 - 3:00pm

The worldwide use of antibiotics in humans soared 39 percent between 2000 and 2015, fueled by dramatic increases in low-income and middle-income countries, according to a study involving Princeton and PEI researchers. The study, which analyzed human antibiotic consumption in 76 countries, is the most comprehensive assessment of global trends to date.

Historians to climate researchers: "Let's talk"

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Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:30pm

History can tell us a lot about environmental upheaval, according to Princeton history professor and PEI associated faculty John Haldon and alumnus Lee Mordechai. What is missing in today’s debate about climate change is using what we know about how past societies handled environmental stresses to help inform our own situation.

Bourg receives NSF CAREER grant to study fine-grain soil hydrology, mechanics

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:00am

Ian Bourg, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute, has received a five-year CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to study the hydrology and mechanics of fine-grained soils and sedimentary rocks.

Video for Emmanuel Kreike's March 6 PEI Faculty Seminar now available

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Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:30pm

PosterThe video for the Tuesday, March 6, PEI Faculty Seminar, "Environcide: War, Society, and Environment," by Emmanuel Kreike, Professor

Half a degree more global warming could flood out 5 million more people

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Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 4:30pm

A seemingly small difference between an increase of 1.5 and 2 degrees Celsius would mean the inundation of lands currently home to about 5 million people, including 60,000 living on small island nations, a new study found. Senior author on the paper is Michael Oppenheimer, the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute.

So much depends on the velocity of tiny droplets cast upward

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:30pm

New research describes the velocity of aerosols cast upward as bubbles on a liquid's surface burst. Above the ocean, these droplets transfer moisture, salt, and even toxins such as algae from water to air. Knowing the speed and height of aerosols applies to numerous areas of scientific and economic interest, including more accurate climate modeling or creating a perfect glass of champagne.