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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.
Three graduate students have been awarded 2014 PEI-STEP Environmental Policy Fellowships by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)
Researchers from Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh find first evidence that natural selection favors an individual’s tolerance to infection.
Bonnie Bassler, the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology, has received the EMD Millipore Alice C. Evans Award for her contributions to the advancement of women in microbiology.
Princeton researchers supported  by the Grand Challenges Program have found, overall, water availability has increased in African maize-growing regions, with exceptions in parts of East Africa.
Simon Levin, the George M. Moffett Professor of Biology at Princeton University, was elected a foreign member of the Lombard Institute Academy of Science and Letters.
Bryan Grenfell, the Kathryn Briger and Sarah Fenton Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, has joined the Board of Governors of the Wellcome Trust, effective September. The Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation focused on improving human and animal health, noted Grenfell's more than 30 years of experience in researching the population dynamics of infectious diseases.
Global use of antibiotics is surging according to Princeton University researchers who have conducted a broad assessment of antibiotic consumption around the world.
The study, "Global Trends in Antibiotic Consumption, 2000-2010," found that worldwide antibiotic use has risen a staggering 36 percent over those 10 years, with five countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS)— responsible for more than three-quarters of that surge, according to study auth
Although scenes of people fleeing from dramatic displays of Mother Nature’s power dominate the news, gradual increases in an area’s overall temperature actually lead more often to permanent population shifts.

Five graduate students were selected to receive the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Walbridge Fund Graduate Award in support of their dissertation research at Princeton. This year’s recipients include: Stephanie Debats, Phil Hannam, Lisa McManus, Igor Rubinov, and Eric Zhang. Their research addresses important issues in food security, barriers to low-carbon energy, effects of climate change on coral populations, climate resilience, and nitrogen cycling dynamics.