3 Questions: Greg Britten on how marine life can recover by 2050

Committing to aggressive conservation efforts could rebuild ocean habitats and species populations in a few decades.

Lauren Hinkel | EAPS • mit
April 3, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: eaps 3-questions environment research school-of-science climate climate-change sustainability policy government computational-biology pollution ecology graduate postdoctoral oceanography-and-ocean-engineering

Emissions of several ozone-depleting chemicals are larger than expected

Recovering and safely destroying the sources of these chemicals could speed ozone recovery and reduce climate change.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 17, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: chemistry climate-change eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences emissions environment pollution global-warming sustainability greenhouse-gases research school-of-science

Instrument may enable mail-in testing to detect heavy metals in water

Whisk-shaped device absorbs trace contaminants, preserves them in dry state that can be shipped to labs for analysis.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 25, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: environment pollution water health india sensors mechanical-engineering research tata-center school-of-engineering sloan-school-of-management j-wafs national-science-foundation-nsf


Pathways to a low-carbon future

A new study looks at how the global energy mix could change over the next 20 years.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Jan. 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change mit-energy-initiative energy greenhouse-gases renewable-energy climate climate-change environment policy alternative-energy emissions research pollution

Tracking emissions in China

Evaluating a 2014 policy change yields some good news and some concerns.

Nancy Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Dec. 30, 2019 ~13 min

Tags: mit-energy-initiative sloan-school-of-management energy china emissions economics policy pollution research government business-and-management


Air travel in academia

Media Lab designs a pilot carbon-offsets program.

MIT Media Lab • mit
Aug. 7, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning environment emissions carbon greenhouse-gases transportation community pollution research


Taking a city’s pulse with moveable sensors

Study quantifies how much of Manhattan 10 taxis cover in a day — to better measure air pollution, traffic, and more.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 11, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: urban-studies-and-planning cities transportation automobiles pollution sensors research school-of-architecture-and-planning

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