October 15, 2021
ESI Principles of Conduct and Engagement: 2021 updates

Each year, the entire ESI team undertakes a review of our Principles of Conduct and Engagement. Here are the most important changes in 2021.


October 8, 2021
Three questions on cities and climate change with Norhan Bayomi

An introduction to our post-doctoral associate in cities and climate change.


September 30, 2021
Mining, water resources and community relations

The MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI) has released a new white paper detailing recent research on conflict over water in regions affected by both and climate change and mining.


September 30, 2021
Minería, recursos hídricos y relaciones comunitarias

La Iniciativa de Soluciones Ambientales del MIT anunció un libro blanco nuevo que detalla una investigación reciente sobre conflicto hídrico en regiones afectadas tanto por el cambio climático como la minería.


September 30, 2021
Covering local climate stories

To connect climate science with local priorities, ESI launched the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative Journalism Fellowship in April 2021, supporting new reporting on climate change by local journalists across the U.S. Image credit: Cloganese via Flickr


September 2, 2021
Climate and sustainability classes expand at MIT

MIT offers over 120 undergraduate classes related to sustainability, a sign of growing student and faculty interest in the environmental impacts of their fields.


August 19, 2021
Advancing Land Rights in Colombia

A new ESI white paper examines Colombia's groundbreaking Law 70, a measure for both racial justice and biodiversity conservation that offered collective title to Afro-Colombian lands.


August 12, 2021
ESI Perspectives on the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

ESI's John Fernández and Harvey Michaels reflect on the latest comprehensive report from the IPCC on the science of climate change and projections for the future.


August 9, 2021
What will happen to sediment plumes associated with deep-sea mining?

Prof. Tom Peacock, who received an ESI seed grant to model the effects of deep-sea mining on ocean ecosystems, has now assembled an international team for the first real-world experiment.


July 15, 2021
Three questions on sustainability education with Liz Potter-Nelson

An introduction to our post-doctoral associate in environment and sustainability education.


July 15, 2021
Designing exploratory robots that collect data for marine scientists

Victoria Preston, a 2021 Martin Fellow for Sustainability, programs robots to collect environmental data in waterways.


July 9, 2021
Three questions on mining and the environment with Scott Odell

An introduction to our post-doctoral associate in the Metals, Minerals & the Environment Program.

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