A new study looks at how the global energy mix could change over the next 20 years.
Jan. 9, 2020 • ~5 min
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MIT study finds that challenges in measuring and mitigating leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, prove pivotal.
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Substituting lumber for materials such as cement and steel could cut building emissions and costs.
Dec. 11, 2019 • ~4 min
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Scientists reveal the genes and proteins controlling the chemical structure of a paleoclimate biomarker.
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The Summons Lab compares lipids from Antarctic microbial communities to century-old samples.
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MIT researchers demonstrate how often-ignored microbial interactions have a significant impact on the biodegradation of complex materials.
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Recommendations could help companies deliver more useful disclosures to investors on risks they face due to climate change.
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J-WAFS zeroes in on food security as agricultural impacts of the climate crisis become more apparent
The Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab presents a new report on climate, agriculture, water, and food security — with plans for more research.
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The process could work on the gas at any concentrations, from power plant emissions to open air.
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Study finds even the tallest ice cliffs should support their own weight rather than collapsing catastrophically.
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