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Archive – May 2012

Four graduate students have been awarded 2012 PEI-STEP Environmental Policy Fellowships by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Cloud microphysics, ecosystem stress in African savannas and nutrient-carbon feedbacks in the tropics are the projects awarded 2012 Walbridge Funds.
David Medvigy has released a study showing that day-to-day weather variations are growing more erratic and more extreme for at least one-third of the global climate.
National Geographic's Emerging Explorers Program recognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring adventurers, scientists and storytellers, who are pushing the boundaries of discovery, adventure and global problem-solving.
In May 2011, geosciences major Sara Nason ’12, was awarded the Becky Colvin Memorial Award by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Colvin family.
The newly selected students will contribute a wide range of climate- and energy-related expertise to the existing group of PECS scholars.
Four Princeton University faculty members have been named recipients of the Graduate Mentoring Awards.
Understanding what changed at a million years B.C. could help climate scientists, like Michael Bender, better understand the climate system overall.
One of the greatest challenges facing today’s policymakers is to find ways to meet the growing global demand for energy and to do so in more sustainable ways.
On Friday, May 11, PEI and the Grand Challenges Program hosted Discovery Day, the first annual poster session celebrating undergraduate senior thesis research on a variety of environmental issues.
The course examines the many links between environment and development in the United States.
Established in 2009, the $25 million endowment fund supports the development of new technologies that have the potential to enable significant scientific and technological advances.
The National Academy of Sciences today announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
An expansion of hydropower planned for the Mekong River could have a catastrophic impact on the river's fishery and people who depend on it. Photo: P. Deetes/Creative Commons