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.


March 27, 2018
New funding for fusion power at MIT

MIT Energy Initiative and Commonwealth Fusion Systems launch a research plan to create a fusion power plant within the next 15 years.


March 12, 2018
Rethinking how we count carbon emissions

Researchers affiliated with the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change are rethinking how we measure carbon emissions.


March 12, 2018
Urban heat island effects depend on a city’s layout

The blueprint of a city's arrangement determines how heat builds up in the area. In a project supported by the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, Researchers found that "crystalline" structured cities build up less heat than traditional grid-like cities.


February 26, 2018
Solving for carbon neutrality at MIT

Julie Newman and Tim Gutowski have teamed up to offer a new class tackling the carbon issue on campus head-on.


February 22, 2018
System draws power from daily temperature swings

A team at MIT has come up with a novel way to convert temperature fluctuations into electrical power.


February 22, 2018
Energy-efficient encryption for the internet of things

MIT researchers have built a new chip, hardwired for public-key encryption, that consumes 1/400 as much power as software execution of the same protocols.


February 22, 2018
Intensive agriculture influences U.S. regional summer climate, study finds

MIT and Dartmouth researchers report an increase in corn and soybean production in the Midwest that may have led to cooler, wetter summers there.


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.


February 1, 2018
Letter from the Director: February 2018

John Fernández shares the long view of ESI's international partnerships.


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.

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