After extreme drought, forests take years to rebuild CO2 storage capacity (Science)

By Joe Rojas-Burke, University of Utah, and Morgan Kelly, Princeton University 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 … Continue reading After extreme drought, forests take years to rebuild CO2 storage capacity (Science)

New chemistry makes strong bonds weak (JACS)

By Tien Nguyen, Department of Chemistry Researchers at Princeton have developed a new chemical reaction that breaks the strongest bond in a molecule instead of the weakest, completely reversing the norm for reactions in which bonds are evenly split to form reactive intermediates. Published on July 13 in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, … Continue reading New chemistry makes strong bonds weak (JACS)