Energy and environmental experts at a recent Princeton University gathering grappled with fundamental questions about how to build a stronger infrastructure and proposed solutions for providing and using energy and water more efficiently.
Scientists from Princeton, Stanford and Ohio State universities, as well as the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have identified the specific attributes of abandoned wells that leak significant amounts of methane, which could help state governments prioritize which wells to repair.
When it comes to global warming, most people worry about power plants. Claire White thinks about another kind of plant — those that make cement. "Cement production and cement powder are a major component of greenhouse gas emissions," said White, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. "It accounts for between 5 and 8 percent of human-made carbon dioxide." Along with
Two Princeton engineering groups hope to use technologies based on inexpensive, easily available materials to give villagers in developing countries access to safe drinking water and help create local jobs.
In this wide-ranging keynote speech at Princeton's She Roars conference, Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson talks about the historic importance of women's leadership in efforts to safeguard the health of the planet.
This video features cloud footage taken from a superfast research aircraft that includes a new laser-based sensor invented by Mark Zondlo to measure water vapor throughout the atmosphere.
Princeton engineers have developed a sensor that may revolutionize how drugs and medical devices are tested for contamination, and in the process help ensure the survival of two species of threatened animals.
Emily Carter, a Princeton professor of engineering and applied mathematics, and eminent physical chemist, has been appointed the founding director of the University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
A Pakistani garbage dump seems like an unlikely place to find a solution to extreme poverty. But then again, the group of students from Princeton and Rutgers universities who plan to convert garbage into hope is an unlikely team.
AUDIO PODCAST (Right-click to save link.) Michael Celia, chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering and an investigator with the Carbon Mitigation Initiative at Princeton, discusses geological storage as an option for reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that contributes to the problem of climate change. This lecture is part of a series on "engineering the future." Other topics include cryptography, sustaina
AUDIO PODCAST (Right-click to save link.) Robert R. Harris, co-founder of ENVIRON International and visiting lecturer at Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science, discusses "Putting the Roof on Greenhouse Gas Emissions." This lecture is part of a series on "engineering the future." Other topics include cryptography, sustainable energy, transportation systems, water stewardship, greenhouse gases, and the future of the internet. The series was devel
AUDIO PODCAST (Right-click to save link.) Ignacio Rodriguez Iturbe, James S. MacDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, discusses "Water: Keystone for Sustainable Development." Topics in this lecture series on engineering the future include cryptography, sustainable energy, transportation systems, quantitative finance, greenhouse gases, and the future of the internet. The series was developed by the Princeton Adult School in conjunction
AUDIO PODCAST (Right-click to save link.) Emily Carter, Arthur W. Marks ’19 Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics and director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, speaks about "New Ideas for Green Energy Solutions." Topics in this lecture series on engineering the future include cryptography, sustainable energy, transportation systems, water stewardship, greenhouse gases, and the future of the interne