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July 2015

After Extreme Drought, Forests Take Years to Rebuild CO2 Storage Capacity

Publish Date: 
Thursday, July 30, 2015 (All day)

In the virtual world of climate modeling, forests and other vegetation are assumed to quickly bounce back from extreme drought and resume their integral role in removing carbon dioxide from Earth's atmosphere. Unfortunately, that assumption may be far off the mark, according to a new Princeton University-based study published in the journal Science.

Community Conservation Day

Publish Date: 
Thursday, July 30, 2015 (All day)

On Saturday July 11, roughly 300 school children and community members convened for the annual Community Conservation Day in the Laikipia district of Northern Kenya.

Four Students Awarded the Hack Graduate Award

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (All day)

Four graduate students were selected to receive this year’s Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Award in support of their innovative research on water and water-related topics with implications for the environment. The 2015 recipients are Jesse Ault from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Joshua Daskin and Mingzhen Lu from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Benjamin Schaffer from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know?

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 (All day)

Ramanan Laxminarayan explains why our antibiotics no longer work as well as they used to and discusses what we can do about it.

Four Graduate Students Receive PEI Walbridge Fund Awards

Publish Date: 
Monday, July 6, 2015 (All day)

Four 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: Rachel Baker, Cleo Chou, Qixing Ji, and Timothy Treuer. Their research addresses important issues in climate change including carbon sinks, tropical forest regeneration, and the production of the greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide.