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April 2016

PEI Faculty Seminar Series Video: The Bonds We Make and the Bonds We Break; A Chemist’s View of How Metals Drive Biology

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 2:15pm

New Tool Puts a Consistent Value on Experts' Uncertainty on Climate Change Models

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 9:45am

Science can flourish when experts disagree, but in the governmental realm uncertainty can lead to inadequate policy and preparedness. When it comes to climate change, it can be OK for computational models to differ on what future sea levels will be. The same flexibility does not exist for determining the height of a seawall needed to protect people from devastating floods.

Princeton to Observe Earth Day With Events April 22 and Over Weekend

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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 9:45am

Today is Earth Day, and the Princeton University community is observing the annual global celebration supporting the environment with a series of events.

Everyone is welcome to participate in a work session from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the student-run Forbes Garden at 79 Alexander Road, Forbes College. Volunteers will plant, water, weed and help with general garden activities.

CMI Holds 15th Annual Meeting

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 9:45am

The 15th annual meeting of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) was held on April 13-14, 2016 in London. This is the first time in the 15-year history of CMI that the annual meeting has been held somewhere other than the Princeton University campus.

Trees' Internal Water Pipes Predict Which Species Survive Drought

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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:45am

Massive tree die-offs due to drought have ravaged forests across the American West and left ecologists struggling to predict how and when tree deaths will happen, and how rising temperatures due to climate change might affect the health of forests.

Crossing Oceans and Disciplinary Borders

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 9:45am

When Dr Katye Altieri set out in her postdoctoral research to understand the effects of air pollution on oceans, nobody anticipated the results. A recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) highlighted how little researchers actually understand about the complex relationship between the oceans and the atmosphere. And it’s proven an emphatic justification of the interdisciplinary road this newly P-rated researcher has taken from the start of her career.

Emily Carter Named Dean of Engineering School at Princeton

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 9:30am

Emily A. Carter, a Princeton faculty member since 2004 and founding director of the University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, has been selected as the next dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Her appointment is effective July 1.

New Warnings on Rising Seas

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 9:30am

A big new warning that sea levels may be rising even faster than we thought. As much as six feet by the end of this century. We’ll look at the impact on coastal cities world-wide.

SOCCOM Launches Robotic Ocean Probes to Measure Global Warming Impacts

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 9:30am

The Southern Ocean guards its secrets well. Strong winds and punishing waves have kept all except the hardiest sailors at bay. But a new generation of robotic explorers is helping scientists to document the region’s influence on the global climate. These devices are leading a technological wave that could soon give researchers unprecedented access to oceans worldwide.