A November conference at MIT brought together world experts in theoretical and numerical modelling to consider the problem of microplastic pollution.
MITASC member Kelly Wu shares her thoughts on translating her values into real-world change after attending the 2019 Net Impact Conference in Detroit.
ESI's Sarah Meyers shares her experience of attending the U.N.'s headline climate change negotiations for the first time.
The student-moderated panel "Overcoming Challenges of Climate Policy" covered street protests, campus campaigns, voter mobilization, lobbying and more.
An ESI project using drones to monitor climate risks in the Colombian Amazon will receive a seed grant from the Global Environment Facility, while providing data to direct micro-financing loans to local businesses conserving the rainforest.
ESI seed grant recipient Jessika Trancik digs into the difficult-to-quantify role of methane as a greenhouse gas.
ESI seed grant recipient Elsa Olivetti combs through the waste products of heavy industry to find novel building materials.
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.
2019 Martin Fellow Peter Godart is developing a system that would use aluminum debris to desalinate water while also generating energy in the wake of natural disasters.
The ESI Plastics and the Environment Program convened a workshop of modellers and field researchers at MIT to discuss the behavior of plastic pollution in oceans and waterways.
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.
MITASC member Jennifer Fox looks to cities in Spain and Denmark for inspiration as she considers a more pedestrian- and family-friendly Boston.