Air travel in academia

Media Lab designs a pilot carbon-offsets program.

MIT Media Lab | Aug. 7, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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Removing carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust

MIT researchers are developing a battery that could both capture carbon dioxide in power plant exhaust and convert it to a solid ready for safe disposal.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | July 29, 2019 | mit
~15 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative-mitei mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering carbon-dioxide carbon-emissions carbon-sequestration climate-change research batteries sustainability carbon energy faculty students graduate postdoctoral

Pathways to a low-carbon China

Study projects a key role for carbon capture and storage.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | July 8, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change mit-energy-initiative climate-change alternative-energy energy environment economics greenhouse-gases carbon-dioxide research policy emissions china technology-and-society

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   

Tags: carbon climate climate-change eaps earth-and-atmospheric-science emissions environment geology global-warming greenhouse-gases mathematics research school-of-science nasa national-science-foundation-nsf

Making wireless communication more energy efficient

Along with studying theory, "it's also important to me that the work we are doing will help to solve real-world problems,” says LIDS student Omer Tanovic.

Greta Friar | Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems | July 3, 2019 | mit
~10 mins   

Tags: laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering wireless energy networks algorithms profile graduate postdoctoral research emissions industry students

For Catherine Drennan, teaching and research are complementary passions

Professor of biology and chemistry is catalyzing new approaches in research and education to meet the climate challenge.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Energy Initiative | June 26, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: biology chemistry school-of-science faculty climate-change education teaching academics research mit-energy-initiative emissions energy sustainability

Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions

Despite global phase-out, the ozone-depleting chemical is still in production in eastern China.

Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | May 23, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change eaps school-of-science ozone emissions pollution environment research china

Paving sustainably

Researchers at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub study the many contextual factors that influence a pavement’s environmental footprint.

Andrew Logan | Concrete Sustainability Hub | May 22, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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