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
Graduate student Forrest wins Superior Presentation Award at Sigma Xi
November 24, 2010Honored for work on fluids with low global warming potential
A greener way to grow carbon nanotubes
November 10, 2010Study suggests new way for manufacturers to minimize environmental impact of carbon nanotube production
Holdren sees opportunities in energy challenges
October 26, 2010Presidential science adviser calls for increased energy R&D to create jobs and boost business; supports conclusions of MIT nuclear study.
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.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory named a bicycle-friendly business
October 14, 2010Designation recognizes commitment to employees, environment
MIT’s SAP Enterprise Learning Environment will improve access to training opportunities
October 4, 2010New training site provides a clearer view into the catalog of MIT courses offered by central offices.
Stefan Helmreich wins Gregory Bateson Book Prize for Alien Ocean
October 4, 2010Research examines the world of deep sea marine microbiologists
MIT-led team’s eco-aircraft receives Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Innovator Award
September 28, 2010Unique plane offers significant reduction in emissions, noise and fuel use.
The energy challenge calls on humanities and social-science research
September 23, 2010Courses on energy include economics, political science, history, literature and more.