Study finds piece-by-piece approach to emissions policies can be effective
December 16, 2013New analysis shows that policies addressing energy consumption and technology choices individually can play an important part in reducing emissions.
3 Questions: Benjamin Olken on the economic impact of climate change
November 27, 2013MIT economist has co-authored a new survey on the burgeoning research about the effects of the changing climate.
Experts quantify impacts of policies to curb transportation emissions in China
November 26, 2013Researchers consult policymakers on choice of policies to study
Also labeled: China, Emissions, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Policy, Pollution
A possible cause of the end-Permian mass extinction: Lemon juice?
November 25, 2013MIT researchers find that rain as acidic as lemon juice may have contributed to massive die-offs on land 252 million years ago.
Study: Current efforts not enough to prevent climate consequences
November 20, 2013MIT researchers provide a window into the future with 2013 Energy and Climate Outlook
Feeding the world without consuming the planet
November 14, 2013MIT researchers and industry experts address global resource challenges and ways to confront them.
‘Hybrid’ nuclear plants could make a dent in carbon emissions
November 4, 2013Combining nuclear with artificial geothermal, shale oil, or hydrogen production could help slow climate change, study shows.
Quantifying the benefits of a national emissions trading system in China
October 31, 2013MIT and Tsinghua University researchers compare the impacts of current provincial targets to a national emissions trading program.
Future of solar geoengineering far from settled
August 16, 2013MIT event brings together geoengineering experts to debate the use of solar radiation management for preventing climate change.
Winners and losers in a warming ocean
July 29, 2013MIT researchers build a marine ecosystem model to explore the effects of climate change on phytoplankton.
Holding the salt
June 16, 2013MIT graduate student David Cohen-Tanugi works to improve water filtration, desalination.
Creating a low-carbon, non-nuclear economy: The case of Taiwan
June 14, 2013Can Taiwan create a low-carbon economy without nuclear energy? One MIT researcher finds out.