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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…

Habits and history determine if conservation succeeds or fails

December 20, 2018

The ghosts of harvesting past can haunt today’s conservation efforts. The conservation or overharvesting of a resource such as fish, timber or other wildlife often is determined by past habits and decisions related to that resource, according to a study…

Governments, researchers underestimate impact of inefficient land-use on climate change

December 12, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

Policymakers and researchers have underestimated the effect that changes in land management and people’s diets would have on limiting greenhouse gas emissions and countering the effects of climate change, according to a study led by Princeton University. The researchers report in…

Conference examines impact of climate change on Indigenous communities

December 12, 2018

The International Symposium on Indigenous Communities and Climate Change, held Dec. 6 and 7 at the Princeton Public Library and Princeton University, brought together scholars and journalists to explore the impact of climate change on Indigenous communities throughout the Americas…

Dean for Research awards emphasize innovation

PEI researchers among recipients of Dean for Research Innovation Funds

April 24, 2018

PEI faculty and associated faculty were among several Princeton faculty to receive 2018 Dean for Research Innovation Funds

Swamp microbe has pollution-munching superpower

April 12, 2018 ・ Chris Emery

Princeton researchers discovered bacterium in a New Jersey wetland that has the surprising ability to degrade pollutants without using oxygen.

Saving our cities and ourselves: A Q&A with PEI’s Ashley Dawson

February 28, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

A Q&A with PEI’s Ashley Dawson about his recent book, “Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change.”

Responding to urban design challenges: Students explore architecture in Brazil

November 30, 2017

This semester, 12 Princeton undergraduates are exploring architectural and urban design through a course that took them to Brazil over fall break. Students took photos and wrote captions about what they observed.

Synthetic Gas Would Cut Air Pollution but Worsen Climate Damage in China

May 1, 2017 ・ Chris Emery for the Office of Engineering Communications

The use of synthetic natural gas instead of coal in China could improve air quality and public health due to air pollution, but it would also markedly increase CO2 emissions, with damaging implications for the climate.