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.
Report: China’s actions are crucial on climate change
May 24, 2012Research shows China’s impact on climate change, as well as its potential to shape the path forward.
Communicating the climate challenge
April 26, 2012New York Times’ Andrew Revkin shares lessons with MIT faculty, students at Earth Day colloquium.
Facing the facts about our changing climate
April 18, 2012MIT researchers join Boston Globe panel in weighing climate risks and resolutions.
Growing population will increase global climate challenges
March 5, 2012MIT report shows China and developing nations will come to dominate emissions that promote climate change
Our complex food future and how to respond
March 1, 2012Today’s global challenges will significantly affect how we grow our food. But these challenges are so complex and intertwined that response measures require collaboration and a broad, integrated lens.
A climate window in the Southern Ocean
February 28, 2012An updated circulation model reveals the Southern Ocean as a powerful influence on climate change.
Q&A with Rosalind Williams on history in the age of human empire
February 27, 2012New book examines the critical juncture when human endeavors began to dominate the planet.