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.
Science school for judges
September 19, 2011MIT and the Broad Institute open their doors to the judicial community for a workshop at the intersection of science and the law.
Said and Done for September 2011
September 15, 2011The humanities, arts and social sciences monthly digest
Also labeled: Alumni/ae, Anthropology, Arts, Awards, honors and fellowships, Books and authors, Economics, Faculty, Graduate, postdoctoral, Humanities, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Manufacturing, Oceanography and ocean engineering, Political science, Research, Science writing, Social sciences
Boston Harbor Islands environmental monitoring effort aided by MIT Sea Grant interns
September 9, 2011Elledge and Matthews collect and contribute to larger effort to observe and define changes on the islands' shores.
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.
Paving the way to greenhouse gas reductions
August 28, 2011New MIT report on concrete roadways shows opportunities for significant carbon-footprint cuts.
Coal-to-liquid fuels poised for a comeback
June 9, 2011With rising energy prices, could coal-to-liquid conversion become an economical fuel option?
Also labeled: Climate, Energy, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
Report: Natural gas can play major role in greenhouse gas reduction
June 9, 2011The cleanest of fossil fuels, it is far more abundant than previously thought and can have significant impact at little cost, MIT study finds.
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.
The price of fresh air
June 6, 2011How costly are the health damages from air pollution in China?
A life filled with firsts
January 26, 2011Ellen Swallow Richards, MIT’s first female graduate and faculty member, opened the door for women in science, and founded ecology and home economics along the way.
What's the price of environmental policies?
January 21, 2011Joint Program report examines discrepancies in climate-change cost estimates
Food and Water
November 24, 2010Researchers model the effects of competition for global water resources on agriculture.
Also labeled: Agriculture, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Water