Does ride-sharing substitute for or complement public transit?

In the Chinese city of Chengdu, one-third of ride-sharing might replace public transit trips.

Gavin Choo | Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
July 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cities sustainability pollution development research transportation automobiles school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart

Covid-19 shutdown led to increased solar power output

As the air cleared after lockdowns, solar installations in Delhi produced 8 percent more power, study shows.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
July 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change energy solar covid-19 pollution pandemic policy india research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering technology-and-society photovoltaics

A new approach to carbon capture

Researchers design an effective treatment for both exhaust and ambient air.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
July 9, 2020 ~15 min

Tags: sustainability energy environment climate pollution startups carbon greenhouse-gases emissions research carbon-nanotubes school-of-engineering innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie alumniae mit-energy-initiative chemical-engineering

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

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

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


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

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


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