February 22, 2018
Cities of the future may be built with locally available volcanic ash

MIT engineers working with scientists in Kuwait have found that volcanic rocks can be used as a sustainable additive in concrete structures.


January 25, 2018
Turning heat into electricity

MIT researchers are hoping to turn heat from the sun into electricity that could potentially cool your house.


January 25, 2018
Cleaner air, longer lives

A new study raises the estimate of how many lives have been saved by EPA regulation of particulate air pollution.


January 25, 2018
A new approach to rechargeable batteries

A type of battery first invented nearly 50 years ago could catapult to the forefront of energy storage technologies, thanks to a new finding by MIT researchers.


January 10, 2018
UN Climate Change Conference 2017

MIT researchers attend UN Climate Change Conference, including two E&S Minor faculty members and ESI Director John Fernandez.


January 10, 2018
MIT conference seeks solutions for reconstruction in devastated Caribbean

The MIT Energy Initiative and ESI joined forces for a conference dedicated to reconstruction of the Caribbean.


December 12, 2017
Together in Climate Action

MIT convened 200 researchers, policymakers and civic leaders for a conference titled Together in Climate Action: Northeastern North America Policy Summit.


November 21, 2017
Institute on track to meet climate action goals

Two years after committing to a less carbon-intensive campus, MIT has plans in place to meet campus greenhouse gas reduction goals by 2030.


November 5, 2017
Artificial intelligence aids materials fabrication

ESI Seed Grant recipient Elsa Olivetti is using AI to deduce new, more sustainable "recipes" for materials.


October 27, 2017
How cities can fight climate change most effectively

ESI curriculum grant winner David Hsu studies the most efficient paths for cities to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.


September 27, 2017
Johan Rockström on preserving Earth’s resilience

Johan Rockström joined ESI for a People & the Planet lecture on "a framework for preserving Earth's resilience."


August 17, 2017
For food-waste recycling, policy is key

ESI seed grant recipients Lily Baum Pollans and Eran Ben-Joseph published a study on food scrap recycling programs in the U.S.

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