Study: Volcanoes contribute to recent warming ‘hiatus’
February 23, 2014Researchers find models must account for volcanic eruptions to accurately predict climate change.
3 Questions: JoAnn Carmin on helping cities plan for climate change
February 18, 2014MIT professor is studying, and reporting on, the challenges facing a cross-section of global cities as they brace for the future.
3 Questions: Francis O’Sullivan on the climate impact of ‘leaky methane’
February 13, 2014Researchers find that national estimates of methane emissions have been underestimated over the past 20 years.
The dark and stormy side of science-policy mixology
February 11, 2014IAP course explored the science, economics, and policy of climate change.
Global black carbon emissions double previous estimates
January 28, 2014MIT, Singapore researchers use a new method to find that black carbon emissions are much higher than majority of global air-pollution studies.
Air pollutants in the Arctic act as global indicators
December 23, 2013MIT researchers address the influence of climate change on the transport of toxic chemicals, find the success of emissions reduction will be affected by climate change.
MIT research in concrete gets funding boost
December 17, 2013The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub seeks to advance the scientific basis for evaluating the environmental impact of concrete.
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.