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Archive – June 2014

  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. Initiate
Leaders from industry and academia met recently at Princeton University to discuss three big questions surrounding the broad theme of "water": infrastructure, the water/energy nexus, and industrial water.
A five-year study led by Princeton University researchers suggests that certain wild African animals, particularly elephants, could be a boon to human-raised livestock because of their voracious appetite for the toxic and invasive plant Solanum campylacanthum, or the Sodom apple.
Princeton University researchers found that as water freezes it takes on a sort of split personality wherein, at very cold temperatures and above a certain pressure, it may split into two liquid forms.
New members: Jane Baldwin, Cleo Chou, Gregory Ferguson-Cradle, Bu Guo, Janam Jhaveri, Qi Li, Wei Peng, and Josh Spechler. Photos courtesy of PEI Staff.   Eight graduate students have been selected to join the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars Program (PECS) for the 2014-2015 academic year. Representing six (6) departments across campus, the eight (8) newly selected students will contribute a wide range of climate- and energy-related expertise to the existing group of PECS schol
Melissa Lane, an internationally recognized scholar of ancient political theory, turns to the ancients for insights into modern issues, such as ecological sustainability.
Princeton Alumni Weekly interviews Mauzerall about health impacts of air pollution and climate change and what to do about them.
Princeton University's Michael Oppenheimer was one of four scientists who testified on May 29th before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology about the need for greater transparency.
In the early afternoon of June 2nd, students gathered together with family, friends, faculty, and staff to celebrate Class Day at the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and to award 54 graduating seniors with Environmental Certificates. 54 graduating seniors from 16 different departments were awarded Certificates in Environmental Studies. (Photo by PEI Staff)   Lars Hedin, director of Princeton University's Program in Environmental Studies (ENV) and professor of ecology an