Purification on the cheap
February 5, 2013System developed at MIT cleans ‘produced water’ from natural gas wells, could lead to improved desalination plants for developing countries.
Changing with the climate
January 28, 2013MIT researchers, Massachusetts officials highlight strategies to adapt to climate change.
The right’s resistance to regulation
January 16, 2013Book details how conservatives have changed the terms of the environmental debate in recent decades.
MIT researchers win Pyke Johnson Award
January 15, 2013Karplus, Paltsev honored for their study on the impacts of vehicle efficiency standards.
Susan Solomon wins international climate award
January 14, 2013MIT professor honored by BBVA for discovering links between atmosphere, climate and human activity.
MIT students attend international talks on mercury
January 11, 2013Students will blog and tweet about their experiences in Geneva, Switzerland.
Tackling a global warming conundrum
January 11, 2013MIT professor and colleagues address major issue in climate science: greenhouse gases versus aerosols.
Researchers reveal strategies for mercury reduction in time for negotiations
January 9, 2013MIT, Harvard professors map future trends, reveal ways to reduce mercury levels on eve of final international meeting for mercury control.
Department snapshot: Civil and Environmental Engineering
October 24, 2012From bacteria to bridges, CEE researchers tackle natural and built environments.
At MIT, Dalai Lama calls for better stewardship of Earth’s resources
October 15, 2012Tibetan Buddhist leader urges a more enlightened view of self-interest in remarks at MIT conference.
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.
Seeing Green: Saving Forests or Food Prices?
June 22, 2012A growing population and rapid development will put a strain on land used to grow food over the next century. But if reforestation is used to avoid climate change it will create further strain, says a new MIT study.
Nuclear science and engineering graduate students win NEUP fellowships
May 18, 2012Black, Boyd and Shaner among 31 recipients
Communicating the climate challenge
April 26, 2012New York Times’ Andrew Revkin shares lessons with MIT faculty, students at Earth Day colloquium.
Calculating the cost of advanced manufacturing
March 21, 2012The Environmentally Benign Manufacturing group studies the life cycle of new technologies.