Reductions in CFC-11 emissions put ozone recovery back on track

Scientists observe reduction in emissions of banned ozone-depleting chemical after unexpected spike.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 10, 2021 ~7 min

Geologists produce new timeline of Earth’s Paleozoic climate changes

The record shows ancient temperature variations coinciding with shifts in the planet’s biodiversity.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 1, 2021 ~8 min

Scientists discover slimy microbes that may help keep coral reefs healthy

The bacteria scrub out nitrogen, potentially defending against certain nutrient overloads.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 8, 2021 ~7 min

Aerosols from pollution, desert storms, and forest fires may intensify thunderstorms

Researchers identify a mechanism by which small particles in the atmosphere can generate more frequent thunderstorms.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 31, 2020 ~7 min

MIT oceanographers have an explanation for the Arctic’s puzzling ocean turbulence

New study suggests waters will become more turbulent as Arctic loses summertime ice.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 15, 2020 ~7 min

An escape route for seafloor methane

Leakage from frozen layers was a puzzle, but a new study shows how the potent greenhouse gas breaks through icy barriers.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 30, 2020 ~8 min

Mini-satellite maker

With her students, aerospace engineer Kerri Cahoy is developing small, affordable “CubeSats” to monitor weather and search for exoplanets.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 17, 2020 ~9 min

Saudi Arabia faces increased heat, humidity, precipitation extremes by mid-century

High-resolution climate projections could enable a robust adaptation and resilience response.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Oct. 29, 2020 ~4 min

Antarctic sea ice may not cap carbon emissions as much as previously thought

Study suggests sea ice blocks the flow of carbon both into and out of the ocean, in roughly equal measure.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 1, 2020 ~6 min

Astronomers discover an Earth-sized “pi planet” with a 3.14-day orbit

The rocky world, with its baking-hot surface, is likely not habitable.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 21, 2020 ~7 min

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