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   

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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   

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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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Ambient plant illumination could light the way for greener buildings

Collaboration between MIT architect and chemical engineer could be at the center of new sustainable infrastructure for buildings.

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent | May 9, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

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Designing water infrastructure for climate uncertainty

A new method identifies opportunities to learn and adapt to changing temperature and precipitation trends.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | April 22, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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