December 5, 2019
Understanding the impact of deep-sea mining

Mining materials from the sea floor could help secure a low-carbon future, but before this becomes a big business, ESI seed grant recipient Tom Peacock is racing to understand the environmental effects.


October 31, 2019
New synthesis method yields degradable polymers

New polymer chemistry from the lab of Jeremiah Johnson, partly funded through ESI's Plastics and the Environment Program, could be an alternative to some industrial plastics.


October 4, 2019
Experts urge “full speed ahead” on climate action

Panelists at the first MIT climate symposium, on "progress in climate science," described the state of knowledge in climate science and stressed the urgent need for action.


October 4, 2019
Deploying drones to prepare for climate change

PhD student Norhan Bayomi uses drones to investigate how building construction impacts communities’ resilience to rising temperatures.


September 12, 2019
Reaching climate solutions through negotiation

At ESI's “SimPlanet” event, students test-drive a new computer simulation to reveal outcomes of different policy decisions on climate change.


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.


February 13, 2019
Machine learning and climate modeling

As machine learning expands into climate modeling, EAPS Associate Professor Paul O’Gorman answers what that looks like and why it's important now.


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.


April 30, 2018
What will we eat in the year 2050?

Climate Changed Symposium combines art and science to envision the global food system under climate change.


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.

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