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Princeton University researchers have uncovered a previously unknown, and possibly substantial, source of the greenhouse gas methane to the Earth's atmosphere.
Antibiotics are no substitute for good public health policy, vaccinations, clean water, and proper sanitation, states PEI senior research scholar Ramanan Laxminarayan.
PEI visiting lecturer George Hawkins honored as a “2014 Public Official Of the Year” by Governing Magazine for his continued commitment to public service and his remarkable leadership and innovation­­­.


Princeton University President Christopher E. Eisgruber (left) and Felipe Bayon (right), senior vice president, BP America, shaking hands during the Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) renewal announcement. (Photo by Mark Czaijkowski)
In support of a long established partnership to find compelling and sustainable solutions to the carbon and climate change problem, BP has committed a further $10.5 million over five years to the Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) at Princeton, which wil
A new study finds that developing adaptable systems for finance and international relations could help reduce the risk of major systemic collapses.
PEI faculty member Michael Oppenheimer discusses U.S.- China climate change agreement during PBS NewsHour.
PEI associated faculty member Alexander Glaser named to Foreign Policy magazine's list of "100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014.”
The use of the "campus as a laboratory" has gained popularity at Princeton and institutions worldwide. Resembling self-contained towns, universities can be an ideal place to research topics in sustainability.


Alex Dominguez '16 presenting his summer research entitled, "Analysis of Mechanisms of Nutrient Cycling in Floodplain Lakes of the Lower Mississippi River, Mississippi." (Photo credit: Angela Petsis)
On Friday, October 3rd, eighty-five (85) Princeton undergraduates participated in the 7th Annual Summer of Learning symposium to share insights and outcomes from their summer 2014 internships and service experiences.
The Summer of Learning Symposium organized by the Prince
Simon Levin, the George M. Moffett Professor of Biology at Princeton University and PEI associated faculty member, has been awarded the "2014 Luca Pacioli Price" by the Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
The fall foliage season in some areas could come much later and possibly last a little longer by the end of the century as climate change causes summer temperatures to linger later into the year.
PEI announces fall series “What Arts & Humanities are Good For” that will explore the particular powers of History, Literature, and the Arts in the arenas of environmental problem-solving.
The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling program has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation.
The Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) held its 13th annual meeting at Princeton University on April 15 and 16, 2014. More than 90 participants gathered to discuss CMI’s most recent initiatives in the areas of low-carbon energy and carbon storage, storage, and policy. Attendees included Princeton faculty and students and colleagues from BP, the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), Harvard’s Energy Technology Innovation Policy Program (ETIP), Rutgers Energy Institute, the U.S

CBC Researchers Receive Funding for Three New Collaborative Projects
Simon Levin and James Watson (Stockholm Resilience Centre) were chosen by Princeton's Council for International Teaching and Research to receive a grant from the Princeton Global Collaborative Networks Fund.  Levin and Watson’s project “A Global Collaborative Network for Analyzing Social-Environmental Systems” will bring together ecologists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, and political
With the recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report (AR5) in 2013, several AOS graduate students, including many affiliated with the Cooperative Institute for Climate Science (CICS), decided to organize a summer reading group that would cover the Working Group I (WGI) report, detailing the physical science basis of climate change. CICS Graduate Students Todd Mooring, Geeta Persad, Jeffrey Strong, and Hannah Zanowski led the group.  Group lea
This past summer with support from PEI and the Grand Challenges Program, 85 undergraduates travelled to destinations in the United States and 11 foreign nations on assignments with faculty-led research projects, academic institutions, NGOs, and government and community service enterprises.  As interns, the students engaged in research, outreach, policy analysis, and communications focusing on the scientific, technical, policy, and human dimensions of global environmental chal
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In a research article published in Science, PEI Associated faculty member Ram Laxminarayan compares antibiotics to a natural resource that must be conserved, such as fisheries or oil.
The Southern Ocean that encircles Antarctica lends a considerable hand in keeping Earth's temperature hospitable by soaking up half of the human-made carbon in the atmosphere and a majority of the planet's excess heat.
The U.S. Department of Energy has selected a project led by Princeton University Professor Michael Celia for funding. The project is one of 13 chosen to develop technologies and methodologies for geologic storage of carbon dioxide (CO2).
Celia’s project, which is joint with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Heriot Watt University in Scotland, will develop new modeling capabilities for simulation of CO2 and brine migration in fractured reservoirs. Flow interacti
The world's accounting system for carbon emissions, run by the United Nations, disregards capital investments in future coal-fired and natural-gas power plants that will commit the world to several decades and billions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Lisa McManus, a second year doctoral student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, has been awarded a Sea Grant Population and Ecosystem Dynamic Fellowship.
The landscaping on Princeton University's campus offers clues about the history of the University and beyond, showing the evolution of a campus from the United States' earliest days to the present.
Two graduate students were selected to receive the Mary and Randall Hack ‘69 Graduate Award in support of their innovative research on water and water-related topics with implications for the environment.