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Archive – September 2010

As part of the Global Climate and Energy Project's 6th Annual Research Symposium at Stanford University, Stephen Pacala, Director of the Princeton Environmental Institute at Princeton University, discusses recent research into strategies attempting to mitigate carbon emissions and their influence on the climate and the degree of investment necessary to make a significant difference.
On Sept. 23, 2010, Michael Oppenheimer briefed the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, U.S. House of Representatives, on extreme weather in a warming world.
Various efforts are underway to find a cheap, efficient and scalable way to recycle the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide back into the hydrocarbons that fuel civilization
Tanzania's iconic national park must not be divided by a highway, say Andrew Dobson, Markus Borner, Tony Sinclair and 24 others. A route farther south would bring greater benefits to development and the environment.
Researchers at Princeton University are spearheading a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to study the risks and economics of capturing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, and storing it underground.
Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation today announced the winners of the 16th annual Heinz Awards, honoring the contributions of 10 innovative and inspiring individuals whose work has addressed environmental challenges. Each recipient receives an unrestricted cash prize of $100,000.
Opportunities for Carbon Mitigation: 19 Princeton-CMI Affiliates participate in GHGT-10 meeting in Amsterdam (September 19 to 23, 2010)
Undergraduate students in the PEI/Grand Challenges Internship Program will make presentations based upon their summer experiences.
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.
Princeton University researchers will participate in a $122 million research project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop technologies and educational programs to make buildings more energy efficient.