Air travel in academia

Media Lab designs a pilot carbon-offsets program.

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

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 | June 11, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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

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

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   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative research energy oil-and-gas school-of-engineering plasma-science-and-fusion-center nuclear-science-and-engineering transportation automobiles emissions climate-change global-warming pollution environment sustainability batteries

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   

Tags: research chemistry chemical-engineering school-of-science school-of-engineering energy alternative-energy climate-change global-warming emissions pollution sustainability carbon-dioxide materials-science-and-engineering dmse

CEE event showcases multidisciplinary opportunities

Ninth annual Research Speed Dating event fosters intradepartmental collaboration and facilitates discussion of future efforts to solve global issues.

Taylor De Leon | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 12, 2019 | mit
~11 mins   

Tags: school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering climate-change autonomous-vehicles biology microbiome pollution collaboration special-events-and-guest-speakers research students graduate postdoctoral faculty

3 Questions: Josh Moss on tackling urban pollution

PhD student Josh Moss uses computer modeling and physical experiments to examine the key transformations that emissions undergo in the atmosphere.

Taylor De Leon | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Feb. 22, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering pollution research 3-questions students graduate postdoctoral earth-and-atmospheric-sciences emissions

Local rocks can yield more crops

J-WAFS-funded MIT research team shows a new method of fertilizer production can better suit the needs of farms in Africa and around the globe.

Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Systems Lab | Feb. 12, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: water food agriculture climate-change school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering technology-and-society sustainability research pollution africa environment developing-countries j-wafs dmse

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