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Environmental Humanities at Princeton

Environmental Humanities
Advancing research and teaching at the intersection of the environment and humanities.

Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges Program
Tackling some of the most complex environmental issues of the 21st century.


Working collaboratively on research, education, and civic engagement.

Study Resolves Controversy Over Nitrogen’s Ocean “Exit Strategies”
A decades-long debate over how nitrogen is removed from the ocean may now be settled by new research findings from researchers at Princeton University and their collaborators at the University of Washington.
Service Trip Brings Light to Peruvian Village
With only the contents of a small plastic suitcase, seven Princeton University students were able to bring light to — and improve lives in — a remote village in Peru during their spring break March 15-22.
Levin receives Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
Simon Levin, the George M. Moffett Professor of Biology at Princeton University, has been awarded the 2014 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.
Dust in the Wind Drove Iron Fertilization During Ice Age
With support from the Grand Challenges Program, Princeton University researchers and colleagues have confirmed that during the last ice age iron fertilization caused plankton to thrive in a region of the Southern Ocean.