May 3, 2019
MIT podcast breaks down the facts on climate change

ESI's TILclimate (Today I Learned: Climate) podcast demystifies the science, technology, and policy surrounding climate change in 10-minute episodes.


May 1, 2019
Climate Night 2019

ESI hosted MIT's first Climate Night, bringing VP for Research Maria Zuber to the stage to discuss how the Institute is reaching outside its walls on climate issues.


September 28, 2018
How Earth sheds heat into space

New insights gained by MIT scientists into the role of water vapor may help researchers predict how the planet will respond to warming.


March 27, 2018
Device harvests water from desert air

MIT researchers develop a system that harvests drinkable water out of desert air. The device was recently successfully field tested in Tempe, Arizona.


March 27, 2018
MIT program will purchase carbon offsets for student travel

MIT Sloan School of Management is launching a pilot program to purchase carbon offsets for study tours during spring break 2018.


March 27, 2018
New funding for fusion power at MIT

MIT Energy Initiative and Commonwealth Fusion Systems launch a research plan to create a fusion power plant within the next 15 years.


March 12, 2018
Rethinking how we count carbon emissions

Researchers affiliated with the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change are rethinking how we measure carbon emissions.


March 12, 2018
Urban heat island effects depend on a city’s layout

The blueprint of a city's arrangement determines how heat builds up in the area. In a project supported by the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, Researchers found that "crystalline" structured cities build up less heat than traditional grid-like cities.


February 26, 2018
Solving for carbon neutrality at MIT

Julie Newman and Tim Gutowski have teamed up to offer a new class tackling the carbon issue on campus head-on.


February 22, 2018
System draws power from daily temperature swings

A team at MIT has come up with a novel way to convert temperature fluctuations into electrical power.


February 22, 2018
Energy-efficient encryption for the internet of things

MIT researchers have built a new chip, hardwired for public-key encryption, that consumes 1/400 as much power as software execution of the same protocols.


February 22, 2018
Intensive agriculture influences U.S. regional summer climate, study finds

MIT and Dartmouth researchers report an increase in corn and soybean production in the Midwest that may have led to cooler, wetter summers there.

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