United under the Sustainability Incubator Fund, researchers strategize sustainable sourcing solution for crises at the local and global level.
yesterday • ~8 min
Tags: sustainability covid-19 pandemic supply-chains research community idss center-for-transportation-and-logistics institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes undergraduate-research-opportunities-program-urop mit-sloan-school-of-management mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing concrete-sustainability-hub
A new Harvard course challenges students to use science to evaluate COVID-19 policies.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: science-technology covid-19 coronavirus pandemic evelyn-hu john-doyle charlotte-moses es20r hepa-filter michael-p-brenner science-and-engineering-for-managing-covid
Debating whether climate change or forest management has caused the devastating wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon is a false choice.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: climate-change donald-trump wildfire forests california us-history wildfire-fighting oregon logging forest-management washington-state us-west endangered-species-act timber-industry us-forest-service
Research on CEOs with uncommon names shows they tend to pursue unorthodox strategies. It's all about how a name shapes the way people see themselves.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: business jobs society-and-culture identity managers
By securely aggregating sensitive data from cyber-attacks, the SCRAM platform from MIT CSAIL can quantify an organization’s level of security and suggest what to prioritize.
Sept. 3, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: industry policy research cyber-security privacy school-of-engineering computer-science-and-technology sloan-school-of-management technology-and-society computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail security-studies-and-military electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing
We investigated plastic recycling in the UK and uncovered startling inconsistencies.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: recycling plastic plastic-pollution waste-management plastic-waste plastic-packaging
A new study estimates that $22 billion to $30 billion dollars per year needs to be spent to maintain forests and reduce the likelihood of a pathogen jumping from wildlife to humans.
July 27, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: coronavirus pandemic ecology environmental deforestation zoonoses forest-management
The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted interest in home gardening. Three scientists who garden explain some basic methods for controlling common insects and microbes that can spoil your crop.
July 2, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: bacteria covid-19 insects soil plants fungi viruses integrated-pest-management gardening nematodes weeds land-grant-universities plant-health victory-garden
Britain's first major recycling drive fell apart 80 years ago – it's a warning to UK government today
The 'pots to planes' appeal in the summer of 1940 helped inspire a mass recycling effort, but problems soon emerged.
June 26, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: recycling world-war-ii circular-economy waste-management home-front
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