We need to move towards 'sufficiency-oriented' lifestyles.
June 24, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: sustainability climate-change inequality
How to trigger eco-innovations after COVID-19.
June 23, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: sustainability green-economy
New research uses machine learning to gauge people's views on the available charging stations for electric vehicles.
Tags: sustainability infrastructure electric-vehicles consumers earth-and-environment vehicles
Jacqueline Thomas PhD ’20 recounts her final academic year at MIT, from once-in-a-lifetime field work to a virtual thesis defense.
Tags: sustainability aircraft covid-19 pandemic data graduate profile research aviation students school-of-engineering alumniae aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering computer-modeling postdoctoral air-traffic
A new approach to desalination avoids the need for disposing potentially hazardous chemicals in local ecosystems.
Tags: sustainability water earth-and-environment salt
Study finds simple changes in road resurfacing practices could improve gas mileage for heavy vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Tags: sustainability greenhouse-gases infrastructure emissions research transportation automobiles carbon-nanotubes school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology concrete concrete-sustainability-hub
There's growing interest in making the US food system more resilient and flexible, but soil – the origin of nearly everything we eat – is often left out of the picture.
June 5, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: sustainability climate-change agriculture soil dust-bowl erosion food-systems food-sustainability soil-health soil-degradation postpandemic-future
A coating made from eggs that would otherwise be headed to landfills can keep produce fresher for longer. It's also edible or easily washed off.
Tags: sustainability food eggs fruit vegetables science-and-technology coatings
While natural fibre textiles like cotton have generated an environmentally friendly reputation in recent years they might be just as bad as microplastic textiles like polyester and Nylon.
June 2, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: sustainability environment marketing fashion cotton sustainable-fashion
Three MIT teams to explore novel ways to reduce operations and maintenance costs of advanced nuclear reactors.
Tags: sustainability climate-change energy funding research school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering nuclear-science-and-engineering nuclear-power-and-reactors
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