Asya Magazinnik finds disparate implementation of national policies in jurisdictions across the United States.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~8 min
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The effects of climate change and mitigation are not just unequal between countries but also within countries.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
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The risk of preterm birth rises near gas flaring, reflecting deep-rooted environmental injustices in rural America
A study shows that low-income communities and communities of color are bearing the brunt of the energy industry's pollution in the region. The risks also extend to the unborn.
Aug. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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A global team of researchers searches for insights during a weeklong virtual “datathon.”
July 1, 2020 • ~10 min
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Turning food scraps and yard trimmings into compost improves soil, making it easier for people to grow their own food. City composting programs spread those benefits more widely.
June 11, 2020 • ~9 min
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While African Americans account for about 14% of the US population, they have accounted for about 60% of deaths from the virus. Several physicians offer an idea they think could help.
June 3, 2020 • ~8 min
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Professor emeritus and former U.S. energy secretary reflects on recent meeting with Pope Francis and energy and finance leaders.
June 12, 2018 • ~4 min
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At community dialogue, MIT historians discuss the power of historical knowledge to make a better world.
May 22, 2018 • ~11 min
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Appointment recognizes Thompson's expertise in urban politics and coalition building.
Feb. 28, 2018 • ~3 min
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MIT Media Lab summer event explores responsible dissent, embodied in its new Disobedience Award.
July 25, 2017 • ~12 min
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