The new challenges for urban planners
May 8, 2013In MIT talk, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan emphasizes the need for creative urbanism in a time of economic strain.
One order of steel; hold the greenhouse gases
May 8, 2013Steelmaking, a major emitter of climate-altering gases, could be transformed by a new process developed at MIT.
MIT signs Compact for Sustainable Future with City of Cambridge and Harvard
May 6, 2013Akamai to join universities and city in new agreement; others encouraged to follow suit.
The case for optimism about a renewable energy future
May 1, 2013Researcher Eric Martinot presents findings of two-year project at campus event
The case of the missing gas tax
February 21, 2013MIT researchers find vehicle efficiency standards are at least six times more costly than a tax on fuel.
Bringing life to computer models of marine microbes
February 19, 2013Biogeochemical modeler Mick Follows named tenured associate professor in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Changing with the climate
January 28, 2013MIT researchers, Massachusetts officials highlight strategies to adapt to climate change.
Michael Liebreich sees shift to cleaner energy as inevitable
January 17, 2013Chief executive officer of Bloomberg New Energy Finance says clean energy will eventually be the norm.
The right’s resistance to regulation
January 16, 2013Book details how conservatives have changed the terms of the environmental debate in recent decades.
Susan Solomon wins international climate award
January 14, 2013MIT professor honored by BBVA for discovering links between atmosphere, climate and human activity.
Tackling a global warming conundrum
January 11, 2013MIT professor and colleagues address major issue in climate science: greenhouse gases versus aerosols.
3 Questions: Engineering hurricane barriers of the future
December 4, 2012Oceans at MIT interviews MIT's Chiang C. Mei about the possibility of protecting East Coast cities from future storms.
Three from MIT named Marine Microbiology Initiative investigators
December 4, 2012Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards given to pursue high-risk research in marine microbial ecology.
3 Questions: World energy outlook
November 27, 2012Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, talks about the future of fossil fuels and the prospects for curbing greenhouse-gas emissions.
Ocean currents play a role in predicting extent of Arctic sea ice
November 21, 2012Discovery of feedback between sea ice and ocean improves Arctic ice extent forecast.
New method could help communities plan for climate risk
November 7, 2012MIT researchers develop tool to assess regional risks of climate change, potential impacts on local infrastructure and planning.
Sitting still or going hunting: Which works better?
November 1, 2012If you’re a microbe floating in the ocean, there’s no single best strategy for getting food, MIT research shows.
Climate change: a developing challenge for poor nations
October 1, 2012MIT and U.N. researchers team up to tackle some of the heftiest climate change challenges developing countries will face as they confront an uncertain future.
What the past teaches: meeting today’s global environmental challenges
September 18, 2012Atmospheric science pioneer Susan Solomon speaks on past environmental accomplishments, technology’s role and how history should be our guide to meeting today’s global challenges.
Study maps pollution’s pathway to the Arctic, sets path for future research
September 10, 2012MIT researchers have built a model that will be further developed as part of an NSF-funded project to track how chemicals get to remote Arctic environments.
DUSP, Consensus Building Institute team awarded grant for climate change role-play project
August 6, 2012Awarded $637,000 to develop joint project.