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.
‘Storm of the Century?’ Try ‘Storm of the Decade’
February 13, 2012With climate change, today’s ‘100-year floods’ may happen every three to 20 years, according to new research.
Seminar challenges with systems approach to climate change
January 20, 2012Energy Systems and Climate Change Mitigation tackles the multidimensional challenges of climate change.
The case of the missing gas mileage
January 4, 2012Automakers have made great strides in fuel efficiency in recent decades — but the mileage numbers of individual vehicles have barely increased. An MIT economist explains the conundrum.
Carbon capture? Go for the source
December 6, 2011New analysis shows pulling CO2 from the air would not be cost-effective in the foreseeable future.
Introducing the China Energy and Climate Project
October 5, 2011In collaboration with Tsinghua University, MIT launches a new research project to analyze the impact of China’s existing and proposed energy and climate policies.
Valuing the trees through the forest
September 8, 2011Competing demands for food, fuels, and forests
Improved buildings could make a big dent in climate change
August 30, 2011New MIT report on concrete buildings shows many areas for major reductions in their lifetime carbon footprint.
A new way to model urban air pollution
August 29, 2011MIT researchers improve upon methods to model atmospheric aerosols.
Also labeled: Environment, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Air, Pollution
Paving the way to greenhouse gas reductions
August 28, 2011New MIT report on concrete roadways shows opportunities for significant carbon-footprint cuts.
The impact of climate policy on U.S. aviation
June 8, 2011Researchers find that a federal climate policy would lower total U.S. emissions, but without large reductions in the aviation sector.
Also labeled: Aviation, Energy, Environment, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Policy
The price of fresh air
June 6, 2011How costly are the health damages from air pollution in China?
Also labeled: China, Environment, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
Reilly joins Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Advisory Board
May 24, 2011Will work with experts around the world to address global food issues
Science and policy can catalyze each other, EPA head says
April 21, 2011In MIT visit, Lisa Jackson discusses how technology can affect government regulations.
Study: U.S. drought risk to increase with climate change
April 19, 2011While impacts will vary by region, projections indicate that drought frequency will increase throughout most of the contiguous United States.
Also labeled: Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Policy, Water
March 18, 2011New report from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and the Policy of Global Change analyzes the impact of border carbon adjustments.
What's the price of environmental policies?
January 21, 2011Joint Program report examines discrepancies in climate-change cost estimates
Minor changes in precipitation may have major impact on groundwater supplies in arid regions
December 6, 2010Crops and timing of storms amplify role played by rainwater.
Academic, industry and government leaders explore systems thinking
October 27, 2010Annual conference examines how approach could help solve the world's pressing problems.
Study sees changing intensity of storms from warming
October 25, 2010Hemispheres will respond to climate change differently, with weaker summer storms in the North, study suggests.