New tools could improve the way cement seals oil wells

Techniques for observing concrete as it sets could facilitate the development of new cements.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Nov. 12, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: civil-and-environmental-engineering environment materials-science-and-engineering research school-of-engineering sustainability oil-and-gas emissions

MIT report provides guidance on climate-related financial disclosures

Recommendations could help companies deliver more useful disclosures to investors on risks they face due to climate change.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Nov. 6, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research mit-energy-initiative sloan-school-of-management oil-and-gas climate-change environment industry policy climate greenhouse-gases carbon-dioxide emissions sustainability

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.

Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab | Oct. 30, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: climate-change agriculture food sustainability j-wafs research water

System provides cooling with no electricity

Passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away.

David Chandler | MIT News Office | Oct. 30, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering misti renewable-energy sustainability department-of-energy-doe school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

MIT engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air

The process could work on the gas at any concentrations, from power plant emissions to open air.

David Chandler | MIT News Office | Oct. 24, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering school-of-engineering emissions carbon-nanotubes nanoscience-and-nanotechnology climate-change carbon-dioxide sustainability carbon greenhouse-gases

Greener and fairer: Balancing pollution, energy prices, and household income

New research looks at how environmental taxes can work for everyone, in Spain and beyond.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | Sept. 25, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

Tags: joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change climate-change greenhouse-gases emissions environment energy economics policy carbon-dioxide research sustainability

New approach suggests path to emissions-free cement

MIT researchers find a way to eliminate carbon emissions from cement production — a major global source of greenhouse gases.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Sept. 16, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: cement research school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering dmse civil-and-environmental-engineering energy emissions sustainability cities concrete climate-change greenhouse-gases manufacturing

Objects can now change colors like a chameleon

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory team creates new reprogrammable ink that lets objects change colors using light.

Rachel Gordon | CSAIL | Sept. 10, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering 3-d-printing computer-science-and-technology manufacturing design 3-d-imaging research arts sustainability

What’s the best way to cut vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions?

Study finds that in some locations, lightweight gas-powered cars could have a bigger emissions-reducing impact than electric ones.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Aug. 26, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: emissions research climate-change efficiency energy industry sustainability transportation materials-science-and-engineering automobiles school-of-engineering


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