Environment

Climate change could mean fewer sunny days for hot regions banking on solar power
Oct. 7, 2020
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Written by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute

While solar power is a leading form of renewable energy, new research suggests that changes to regional climates brought on by global warming could make areas currently considered ideal for solar power production less viable in the future.

Princeton-based researchers recently…

Understand the past to understand the future: Climate science at Princeton
Aug. 28, 2020
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Princeton’s vital research across the spectrum of environmental issues is today and will continue to be pivotal to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a long, deep, broad legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance and innovation. This article is part of a series to present the sweep of…

From muddy boots to mathematics: Advancing the science of ecosystems and biodiversity
Aug. 14, 2020
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Written by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute

Princeton’s vital research across the spectrum of environmental issues is today and will continue to be pivotal to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a long, deep, broad legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance and innovation. This article is part of a series to present the sweep of…

Water, drought and flooding
Aug. 6, 2020
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Written by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications

Princeton’s vital research across the spectrum of environmental issues is today and will continue to be pivotal to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a long, deep, broad legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance and innovation. This article is part of a series to…

Climate modeling at Princeton
July 29, 2020
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Princeton’s vital research across the spectrum of environmental issues is today and will continue to be pivotal to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a long, deep, broad legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance and innovation. This article is the first in a series to present the…

Emotional well-being while home gardening similar to other popular activities, study finds
July 10, 2020
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Written by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute

As civic leaders and urban planners work to make cities more sustainable and livable by investing in outdoor spaces and recreational activities such as biking and walking, Princeton researchers have identified the benefit of an activity largely overlooked by policymakers — home gardening.

The researchers found that, across the study’s…

Lauren von Berg, Class of 2020, publishes research from internship studying Antarctic sea ice
June 22, 2020
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Written by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute

In the images Lauren von Berg created, the ebb and flow of life in one of Earth’s most inhospitable places undulates across the screen. As a Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) intern at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, von Berg worked in sunny San Diego

Study on shorebirds suggests that when conserving species, not all land is equal
June 9, 2020
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Written by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute

Princeton University researchers may have solved a long-standing mystery in conservation that could influence how natural lands are designated for the preservation of endangered species.

Around the world, the migratory shorebirds that are a conspicuous feature of coastal habitats are losing access to the tidal flats — the areas…

Senior Cole Morokhovich’s unexpected path to studying what hummingbirds could tell us about climate change
May 21, 2020
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Written by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute

Princeton senior Cole Morokhovich still marvels at the possibility that his academic path may have come down to one five-minute window. Having come to Princeton with a focus on pre-medicine, he had taken most of the required courses and declared his major in chemical and biological engineering.

Then, in the spring of his sophomore…

Local climate unlikely to drive the early COVID-19 pandemic
May 18, 2020
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Written by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute

Local variations in climate are not likely to dominate the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Princeton University study published May 18 in the journal Science.

The researchers found that the vast number of people still vulnerable…