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PEI-STEP Fellows to explore environmental policy, from emerging pathogens to preparing cities for climate change

July 27, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

Princeton University graduate students Paris Blaisdell-Pijuan, Kairui Feng and Jeffrey Lee have been awarded 2020 PEI-STEP Environmental Policy Graduate Fellowships from the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) to explore emerging topics in environmental policy such as renewable energy and global health.…

Walbridge Fund graduate researchers explore environmental topics, from dwarf forests to rugged bacteria

July 7, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) has selected four Princeton University graduate students as 2020 recipients of the Walbridge Fund Graduate Award for Environmental Research. The awardees are Danielle Chase, Nicolas Choquette-Levy, Zachary Garvin and Julie Tierney. They represent the departments of…

Study on shorebirds suggests that when conserving species, not all land is equal

June 9, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

Princeton University researchers may have solved a long-standing mystery in conservation that could influence how natural lands are designated for the preservation of endangered species. Around the world, the migratory shorebirds that are a conspicuous feature of coastal habitats are…

Hack Graduate Award recipients explore water issues from groundwater cleanup to carbon-capturing crystals

June 4, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) has selected seven Princeton University graduate students as 2020 recipients of the Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Awards for Water and the Environment. The awardees are Francisco Carrillo, Eunah Han, Julie Kim, Aleksander Musiał,…

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CMI Best Paper Awards recognize postdoc, graduate student published research

May 5, 2020 ・ Holly Welles

The Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) recognized Jane Baldwin, a past postdoctoral fellow in the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), and Samantha Hartzell, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, at the CMI Annual Meeting for outstanding published research. Baldwin received…

Princeton researchers map rural U.S. counties most vulnerable to COVID-19

April 15, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

A county-by-county analysis of the United States by Princeton University researchers suggests that rural counties with high populations of people over 60 and limited access to health care facilities could eventually be among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic…

PEI graduate awardee Vinicius de Aguiar Furuie wins Princeton’s top graduate student honor

February 13, 2020

Vinicius de Aguiar Furuie, a doctoral student in anthropology and two-time PEI graduate award recipient, was one of four Princeton Ph.D. candidates to receive the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, the University’s top honor for graduate students. De Aguiar Furuie has…

Two million-year-old ice cores provide first direct observations of an ancient climate

November 21, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Princeton University-led researchers have extracted 2 million-year-old ice cores from Antarctica that provide the first direct observations of Earth’s climate at a time when the furred early ancestors of modern humans still roamed. Gas bubbles trapped in the cores —…

Solar and wind energy preserve groundwater for drought, agriculture

November 6, 2019 ・ B. Rose Kelly

Solar and wind farms are popping up around the country to lower carbon emissions, and these renewables also have another important effect: keeping more water in the ground. A new Princeton University-led study in Nature Communications is among the first…