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.
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
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.
Five-year effort by Campus Energy Task Force saves MIT millions of dollars, kilowatt-hours
December 21, 2011
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.
Christoph Reinhart appointed associate professor of architecture
December 5, 2011World renowned building scientist and architectural educator joins department
With changes, the grid can take it
December 5, 2011MIT report shows that with new policies, U.S. electric grid could handle expected influx of electric cars and wind and solar generation.
Highly efficient oxygen catalyst found
October 27, 2011New catalyst, made of inexpensive and abundant materials, could prove useful in rechargeable batteries and hydrogen-fuel production.
What can make a dent?
October 23, 2011Given the enormous scale of worldwide energy use, there are limited options for achieving significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
At your service in the Stratton Student Center: one Greenbean recycling machine
October 21, 2011Zoe is the Greenbean recycling machine near the stairs on the first floor of W20. Part of a pilot program sponsored by the MIT Department of Facilities, Zoe is taking community recycling to the next level.