July 25, 2019
On Sustainability Research, and Doing Research Sustainably

MITASC member Jenna Melanson is spending the summer researching new algal biofuels in Colorado—and thinking about her own environmental footprint in the lab.


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.


January 31, 2019
Think big, Mr. President, for a rebuilt US — and let others think with you

ESI Director John Fernández writes an open letter to President Trump in the Boston Globe.


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.


September 13, 2018
Letter from the Director: September 2018

John Fernández welcomes the new class of MIT undergraduates and provides updates on ESI's seed grants program and Environment & Sustainability Minor.


June 1, 2018
Letter from the Director: June 2018

John Fernández addresses a period of transition for ESI, with new hires and new program areas.


April 21, 2018
Earth Day Celebration 2018

Six MIT student groups and the ESI team gathered on the McDermott Dot for the third annual Environmental Solutions Initiative Earth Day Celebration.


April 16, 2018
Letter from the Director: April 2018

John Fernández introduces four new program areas for concerted ESI research efforts.


April 11, 2018
Achieving water affordability in America’s shrinking cities

Lawrence Susskind and Gabriella Carolini’s ESI Seed Grant funds research into water affordability in American cities.


April 11, 2018
Metals, minerals and the race to 2050

Governments around the world are preparing to implement their 2050 emissions reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement


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.

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