Antarctic ice cliffs may not contribute to sea-level rise as much as predicted

Study finds even the tallest ice cliffs should support their own weight rather than collapsing catastrophically.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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Study: Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage

When the Hajj comes in summertime, in some years it may not be safe for participants to remain outdoors.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Aug. 22, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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Lowering emissions without breaking the bank

New research provides a look at how India could meet its climate targets while maintaining economic growth

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | July 31, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

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Breaching a “carbon threshold” could lead to mass extinction

Carbon dioxide emissions may trigger a reflex in the carbon cycle, with devastating consequences, study finds.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | July 8, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

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Ocean activity is key controller of summer monsoons

Results may help researchers interpret ancient monsoon variations, predict future activity in the face of climate change.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | May 7, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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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 | April 9, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration

Novel membrane material removes more impurities, without the need for toxic solvents.

Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent | April 8, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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