May 4, 2023
How can the U.S. safely mine minerals critical to a carbon-free economy?

ESI visiting scientist Scott Odell is among the contributors to a special edition of Environmental Forum on responsible mining of clean energy materials.

January 9, 2023
ClimateSocrates Help Desk arms teachers with climate change knowledge

The Environmental Solutions Initiative has partnered with SubjectToClimate to introduce a help desk for educators called “ClimateSocrates.”

December 14, 2022
Marcela Angel: “We have to bridge the gap between academia and territory.”

(Spanish language) ESI Research Program Director Marcela Angel speaks with El País about nature-based approaches to mitigating climate change.

December 9, 2022
Plastics recycling misses the point. Here’s what we can try next.

On plastic pollution, "[There's] no silver bullet, there isn't going to be one technical advance that's going to fix the problem," ESI's Christopher Noble tells CNET.

November 9, 2022
Norhan Bayomi, inspired by Hollywood icon, takes on climate change

The ESI researcher, entrepreneur and DJ founded Lamarr.AI to employ artificial intelligence, aerial robotics and cloud computing to rapidly diagnose the performance of building envelopes.

October 11, 2022
Get to know Marcela Angel, ESI’s Research Director for Natural Climate Solutions

Marcela speaks to Kyanite Partners about her childhood in Bogotá and her projects at the intersections of computing, urban planning, natural climate solutions and environmental justice.

February 1, 2022
Environmental Equity and Racial Justice

ESI’s Luis Gilberto Murillo and Marcela Angel Lalinde have published an essay in Sur, an international journal of human rights issues in the Global South, laying out the opportunities for Afro-descendant communities in the Americas to contribute to climate solutions in ways that also address social, economic and racial injustices.

January 4, 2022
Who is leading the fight for inclusion in the climate change debate? (Spanish-language)

ESI's Marcela Angel spoke to Forbes Colombia about our natural climate solutions program, which works with afro-descendant communities in Latin America to co-produce climate adaptation and mitigation solutions.

July 1, 2021
ESI and Minciencias sign memorandum of understanding

The collaboration with Colombia's Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation will center on sustainable economic activity within biodiverse regions.

June 3, 2021
Climate, security, and racial justice: Biden’s opportunity to advance U.S. Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean

In this op ed, ESI's Luis Gilberto Murillo and Caroline White-Nockleby argue for U.S. backing for collective land titling for indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Latin America, to advance both regional goals and America's climate agenda.

April 29, 2021
Low-Carbon, Locally

ESI's Here and Real program connects MIT climate research to communities.

March 17, 2021
A “just transition” from coal mining must think about community services, not just jobs

Caroline White-Nockleby, lead author of an ESI white paper on the tax structure of a Pennsylvania coal county, talks to Pittsburgh's NPR radio station WESA.

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