Controlling methane is a fast and critical way to slow global warming, say Princeton experts

In independent studies, two Princeton University research teams recently identified surprisingly large sources of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, being leaked into the atmosphere. Pound for pound, methane causes a far greater warming effect in the atmosphere than does carbon dioxide — 86-fold more heating over 20 years, and 35-fold more over the course of a century.

Hurricane Dorian

Approaching Hurricane Dorian puts a spotlight in the media on research involving global warming and climate in relation to weather events such as hurricanes.


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‘100-year’ floods will happen every one to 30 years, according to new coastal flood prediction maps

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New national facility will explore low-temperature plasma — a dynamic source of innovation for modern technologies

Low-temperature plasma, a rapidly expanding source of innovation in fields ranging from electronics to health care to space exploration, is a highly complex state of matter. So complex that the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has teamed with Princeton University to become home to a collaborative facility open to researchers from across the country to advance the understanding and control of this dynamic physical state.

President Eisgruber invites Class of 2023 to reflect on insights from Toni Morrison

Morrison, a Nobel laureate, was Princeton’s Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, “who had a very special role in this community for 30 years,” Eisgruber said to the students gathered in the University Chapel. He noted that two years ago, the University dedicated one of the oldest buildings on campus in her name, to “honor the marvelous author and teacher who contributed so much to Princeton and the world.”