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Archive – June 2012

Scientists say that the catastrophic wildfires in the US West offer a preview of the kind of disasters that human-caused climate change could bring.
Princeton students were in Peru to scout the area for their newest project: building a pipeline to bring drinking water to La Pitajaya's 150 residents.
Taking their cue from the humble leaf, researchers have used microscopic folds on the surface of photovoltaic material to significantly increase the power output of flexible, low-cost solar cells.
Lin will join the civil and environmental engineering department on July 1, 2012.  She earned her Ph.D. from Princeton in 2010 and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  She was a member of the Princeton and Energy Climate Scholars group from 2008 to 2010. 
From June 18-22, follow a group of eight Princeton graduate students as they report on the international environmental negotiations taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
At no time has it been more important to envision how science informs the approach to global problems, especially those in the environmental arena, from changes in climate and weather extremes to the health of oceans, food security, and more.
Persad reflects on the Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in her BLOG "Hot and Bothered", hosted by the Alliance for Climate Education.
Ask Andrew Bocarsly about the innovation behind Liquid Light, a New Jersey startup company that turns carbon dioxide into fuels and industrial chemicals.
On June 6th, Bess B. Ward, William J. Sinclair Professor of Geosciences, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, was presented the 2012 Procter & Gamble Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
Guyot Hall, Room 10 became a sea of orange and black on June 4th as nearly 200 guests arrived for the welcome and presentation of prizes at PEI’s Class Day celebration for the Program in Environmental Studies.
Princeton University has one of the most extensive and capable investments in climate science of any institution, suggests Stephen Pacala.