The Green party’s plans aren’t perfect but they offer a much-needed attempt at climate leadership

The Green Party manifesto has climate action woven through it - here are the key policies that would reduce emissions and build climate resilience.

Richard Sulley, Senior Research Fellow, Sustainability Policy, University of Sheffield • conversation
June 18, 2024 ~8 min

The warming ocean is leaving coastal economies in hot water

Global ocean temperatures have been at record highs almost daily for over a year, and economies are feeling the heat.

Charles Colgan, Director of Research for the Center for the Blue Economy, Middlebury Institute of International Studies • conversation
June 10, 2024 ~9 min

Ten with MIT connections win 2024 Hertz Foundation Fellowships

The fellowships provide five years of funding to doctoral students in applied science, engineering, and mathematics who have “the extraordinary creativity and principled leadership necessary to tackle problems others can’t solve.”

Elizabeth Durant | Office of the Vice Chancellor • mit
June 3, 2024 ~10 min

Could South Korea become a model for tackling illegal tiger trade?

Formerly one of the world’s largest markets for tiger bone, new research sheds light on the current situation in South Korea.

Joshua Elves-Powell, PhD Researcher, Conservation Biology, UCL • conversation
May 29, 2024 ~7 min

A modest intervention that helps low-income families beat the poverty trap

Letting people work with a “navigator” dramatically increases how often they move to higher-opportunity neighborhoods.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News • mit
May 28, 2024 ~10 min

History says tariffs rarely work, but Biden’s 100% tariffs on Chinese EVs could defy the trend

The early timing of Biden’s move, changing supply chains and national security fears suggest the tariffs might work this time, at least for a while.

Tinglong Dai, Bernard T. Ferrari Professor of Business, Johns Hopkins University • conversation
May 17, 2024 ~9 min

Why cheap renewables are stalling

Plus, a better way to decarbonise the power sector.

Jack Marley, Environment + Energy Editor, UK edition • conversation
May 15, 2024 ~7 min

Weather risk can move markets months in advance: Stock traders pay attention to these 2 long-range climate forecasts

Option price swings show how much traders believe seasonal climate and weather matters for all sorts of industries, not just the ones you might expect.

Derek Lemoine, Professor of Economics, University of Arizona • conversation
May 14, 2024 ~8 min

New York City greenlights congestion pricing – here’s how this toll plan is expected to improve traffic, air quality and public transit

One more reason not to drive into midtown Manhattan: Soon it will cost an extra $15 as New York City launches its long-debated congestion pricing system.

John Rennie Short, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
April 10, 2024 ~9 min

Daniel Kahneman changed how we think about human nature – the psychologist remembered by a former student

Remembering his immense contributions to psychology and economics.

Daniel Read, Professor of Behavioural Science, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick • conversation
April 2, 2024 ~7 min