During the 2014 fall break, 12 Princeton freshman traveled to Bermuda to study the role of the ocean in global climate change. In this video, they share their experience.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
10:00 AM "Houston We Have A Narrative: Why Science Needs Story"
Improving science communication to non-scientists and the public: How to turn your research message into a narrative and make it relevant. Open to all.
7:30 PM “Flock of Dodos” Film Screening and Q&A with director, Randy Olson
Friday, February 13, 2015
Small Group Workshops*
3 options: 9-11AM, 11AM-1PM, 2-4PM
*We will begin sign-ups for these workshop slots in Januar
Francois M. M. Morel - New Director of Princeton Environmental Institute and the Albert G. Blanke, Jr., Professor of Geosciences.
Two members of the Princeton University faculty have been appointed to leadership positions at the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). François M. M. Morel, the Albert G. Blanke, Jr. Professor of Geosciences and renowned marine scientist, has been named director of PEI. Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kelly K. Caylor, has
Resilient Shores: After Sandy, Climate Scientists and Architects Explore How to Co-Exist With Rising Tides
After the wind, rain and waves of Hurricane Sandy subsided, many of the modest homes in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City, New Jersey, were filled to their windows with murky water. Residents returned to find roads inundated by the storm surge. Some maneuvered through the streets by boat.
Many animals may have a previously under-appreciated ability to make up for lost time with more effort, according to new research publishing this week in PLOS Computational Biology.
Denise Mauzerall has been appointed to serve as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board.
An increase in human-made carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could initiate a chain reaction between plants and microorganisms that would unsettle one of the largest carbon reservoirs on the planet — soil.
Princeton University researchers have uncovered a previously unknown, and possibly substantial, source of the greenhouse gas methane to the Earth's atmosphere.
Watch this great discussion with SOCCOM's lead scientists to learn more about the Southern Ocean and its importance to the Earth's climate and biosphere.
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.
With an Extension of Financial Support from BP, Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative Now to Run to 2020
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