Native American tribes' pandemic response is hamstrung by many inequities

Many Native American tribes are reporting high COVID-19 infection rates. State and federal agencies are impeding tribes' efforts to handle the pandemic themselves.

Stephanie Malin, Associate Professor of Sociology; Co-Founder and Steering Committee Member, Center for Environmental Justice at CSU, Colorado State University • conversation
June 1, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 pandemic health-disparities native-americans coronavirus-2020 environmental-justice environmental-health oil-and-gas salmon north-dakota-access-pipeline alaska-natives border-wall

Can financial disclosure of climate risk accelerate climate action?

Online panel discussion hosted by MIT explores best practices for mitigating climate-related risk.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
April 16, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: finance sustainability climate-change environment climate industry policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases emissions research special-events-and-guest-speakers sloan-school-of-management mit-energy-initiative joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change oil-and-gas

The uncertain role of natural gas in the transition to clean energy

MIT study finds that challenges in measuring and mitigating leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, prove pivotal.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 16, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change energy solar economics policy greenhouse-gases emissions research renewable-energy technology-and-society idss mit-energy-initiative alternative-energy oil-and-gas esi

MIT Energy Initiative report charts pathways for sustainable personal transportation

Technological innovations, policies, and behavioral changes will all be needed to reach Paris climate agreement targets.

Kathryn Luu | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Nov. 19, 2019 ~10 min

Tags: cities sustainability energy china policy infrastructure electric-vehicles emissions research autonomous-vehicles automobiles mit-energy-initiative-mitei alternative-energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change oil-and-gas

New tools could improve the way cement seals oil wells

Techniques for observing concrete as it sets could facilitate the development of new cements.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 12, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: sustainability environment emissions research school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering materials-science-and-engineering oil-and-gas

MIT report provides guidance on climate-related financial disclosures

Recommendations could help companies deliver more useful disclosures to investors on risks they face due to climate change.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 6, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change environment climate industry policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases emissions research sloan-school-of-management mit-energy-initiative oil-and-gas


Engineers develop concept for hybrid heavy-duty trucks

Long-haul trucks with electric motors combined with gas-alcohol engines could slash pollution levels and greenhouse gases.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 9, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change energy environment pollution global-warming emissions research transportation automobiles batteries school-of-engineering mit-energy-initiative nuclear-science-and-engineering plasma-science-and-fusion-center oil-and-gas

Oil and water: Studying pressing environmental dilemmas in the Middle East

Visiting Assistant Professor Maryam Rashed Alshehhi models a region with freshwater shortages, oil spills, and frequent dust storms.

Kelsey Tsipis | EAPS • mit
Dec. 26, 2018 ~8 min

Tags: climate-change environment water profile research school-of-science eaps ocean-science oil-and-gas earth-and-atmospheric-sciences middle-east

Oil and water: Studying the Persian Gulf's most pressing environmental dilemmas

Visiting Assistant Professor Maryam Rashed Alshehhi models a region with freshwater shortages, oil spills, and frequent dust storms.

Kelsey Tsipis | EAPS • mit
Dec. 26, 2018 ~9 min

Tags: climate-change environment water profile research school-of-science eaps ocean-science oil-and-gas earth-and-atmospheric-sciences middle-east

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