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Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
by Morgan Kelly
Princeton researchers will work with partners nationwide to develop a scientific process for establishing sustainable urban food systems and fighting food waste under a $2.5 million federal grant administered by PEI. The project is led by Anu Ramaswami, the Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies and professor of CEE and PEI.
Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019
by B. Rose Kelly
A new Princeton University-led study in Nature Communications is among the first to show that solar and wind energy not only enhance drought resilience, but also aid in groundwater sustainability.
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019
by Molly Sharlach
For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern United States: Harvey in 2017, Florence in 2018 and Imelda in 2019.
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019
by Catherine Peters
Professor Amilcare Porporato (CEE and PEI) was awarded the 2020 EGU Dalton Metal in Hydrology for outstanding fundamental contribution in the field of ecohydrology and towards a better understanding of the complex interactions in the soil-plant-atmosphere system.
Monday, Oct 28, 2019
by Jane Soohoo
Blog of Scientific American on STEAM: Reflection on importance of integration of engineering and arts in undergraduate education sparked by PIIRS Global Seminar “Two Millennia of Structural Architecture in Italy”, held by CEE Professors Sigrid Adriaenssens, Maria Garlock and Branko Glisic.
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
by Jane Soohoo
Grad student, Renzhi Jing, receives a School of Engineering and Applied Science Award for Excellence.
Thursday, Sep 19, 2019
by Victor Charpentier
In the context of a changing climate, the impact from human activities can be reduced by improving the quality of what we already have. Actions such as improving gas mileage for cars, reducing the waste of agricultural products or improving building energy efficiencies are actions that do not requirement leapfrog technological advances but a...
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019
by John Sullivan
CEE Professor Peter Jaffe and Associate Research Scholar Dr. Shan Huang have discovered that a common soil bacterium, Acidimicrobium A6, has the ability to break down PFAS chemicals -- the most recalcitrant class of chemicals and the most persistent pollutants. Their findings were published in ES&T this month.
Monday, Sep 16, 2019
by Steven Schultz
As a microcosm of the challenges facing coastal cities around the world, New York’s Jamaica Bay pretty much has it all.
Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019
by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications
In summer heat, cities may swelter more than nearby suburbs and rural areas. And while the size of this urban heat island effect varies widely among the world’s cities, heat island intensity can largely be explained by a city’s population and precipitation level, researchers reported in a paper published Sept. 4 in the journal Nature.

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