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CMI Best Paper Awards recognize work on carbon capture, irrigation’s climate impact

April 27, 2022 ・ Morgan Kelly

The Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) recognized Tom Postma, a Ph.D. candidate in civil and environmental engineering, and Yujin Zeng, an associate research scholar in atmospheric and oceanic sciences, at the CMI Annual Meeting for outstanding published research. Postma was awarded…

Greater cloud formation over forests suggests replanting may cool the planet more than thought

August 9, 2021 ・ Liana Wait

Planting trees and replenishing forests are among the simplest and most appealing natural climate solutions, but the impact of trees on atmospheric temperature is more complex than meets the eye. One question among scientists is whether reforesting midlatitude locations such…

Walbridge Fund 2021 graduate researchers explore environmental topics from carbon capture to the social power of “sacred ecology”

July 15, 2021 ・ Morgan Kelly

The High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) has selected 10 Princeton University graduate students as 2021 recipients of the Walbridge Fund Graduate Award for Environmental Research. The awardees are Maria Curria, Ipsita Dey, Yuki Haba, Shannon Hoffman, Xiaohan Li, Sayumi Miyano, José Montaño…

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,…

PEI awards $1.01 million in Water and the Environment Grand Challenge projects

October 1, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

The ecological impacts of extreme weather, a national “climate park” in the New Jersey Meadowlands, and engineered nanoparticles that target groundwater pollutants are among the 13 projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) as part of its Water and…

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Princeton’s ‘All for Earth’ podcast addresses environmental issues, solutions

September 12, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

The new Princeton University podcast “All for Earth” delves into the urgency of today’s environmental crises — as well as the effectiveness of the tools we already have to mitigate them — through in-depth interviews with the people leading the…

Pacala chairs national committee calling for immediate push for CO2-removal technology

October 29, 2018

The escalating effects of climate change now demand a substantial research initiative to develop and launch “negative emissions technologies” (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide directly from the air, according to a recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering…

Funded by new tax credits, U.S. carbon-capture network could double global CO2 headed underground

September 25, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

With the right public infrastructure investment, the United States could as much as double the amount of carbon dioxide emissions currently captured and stored worldwide within the next six years, according to an analysis by Princeton University researchers. The authors propose…

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

March 13, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

Ian Bourg has received a five-year NSF CAREER award to study the hydrology and mechanics of fine-grained soils and sedimentary rocks.