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PEI awards new Climate and Energy Challenge projects, from the natural color-scape to the right words for climate change

June 29, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

Four new projects funded by the Climate and Energy Grand Challenge program will explore topics such as the environmental impact of turbulence from offshore wind turbines, the effect of climate change on the natural color-scape, the efficient production of jet…

‘100-year’ floods will happen every one to 30 years, according to new coastal flood prediction maps

August 27, 2019 ・ Jen A. Miller

A 100-year flood is supposed to be just that: a flood that occurs once every 100 years, or a flood that has a 1% chance of happening every year. But Princeton researchers have developed new maps that predict coastal flooding…

Put eggs all in one basket, or spread them around? Birds know best

March 3, 2019 ・ Catherine Zandonella

In the tropical jungle of Central America where predators abound, a species of cuckoo has found safety in numbers by building communal nests guarded by two or three breeding pairs. Why then do these agreeable avians sometimes ditch the collaborative…

PEI Urban Grand Challenges awards $509,000 to new urban sustainability projects

January 17, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Vertical farms in post-industrial America, origami-based noise-pollution barriers, and cement made from burned waste make up the latest round of projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Urban Grand Challenges program. Totaling $509,000, the new awards are active through September…

Call for Proposals: PEI Urban Grand Challenge

June 15, 2018

PEI is accepting faculty proposals for two-year projects of up to $150,000 for the Urban Grand Challenge program through Friday, June 29, 2018.

Students study New Orleans’ rich life and tenuous landscape

April 30, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

The class “The Port of New Orleans: Culture and Climate Change” focuses on how the climate problems of tomorrow imperil New Orleans today.

PEI awards $515,000 to projects studying our changing climate and environment

April 23, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

PEI’s Climate and Energy Challenges program has funded five new projects totaling $515,000 to study our changing climate and environment

Combining science and service: Studying lead contamination in Trenton, N.J.

April 2, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

The project “Urban Tap Water and Human Health” funded by PEI’s Urban Grand Challenges program combines science with community service

So much depends on the velocity of tiny droplets cast upward

March 8, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

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.