September 12, 2019
When Sustainability Work Is Outside Your Comfort Zone

MITASC member Donald Liu reflects on choosing a sustainability project that pushed against both his preconceptions about how to use his electrical engineering major, and his personal distaste for insects - and how much he benefited from that decision.

September 12, 2019
Reaching climate solutions through negotiation

At ESI's “SimPlanet” event, students test-drive a new computer simulation to reveal outcomes of different policy decisions on climate change.

September 12, 2019
From IDEA to Business in Environmental AI

In a video reflection, MITASC member Katharina Kramer explains the many challenges of getting an environmental AI idea off the ground.

September 11, 2019
Layers of Sustainability in Rio de Janeiro

MITASC member Jack Reid, who worked on satellite monitoring of mangrove forests in Brazil, explains his work and shares what surprised him about environmental protection in Rio.

September 11, 2019
Let’s Aim for a Plastic Free World

MITASC member Stacy Godfreey-Igwe considers the environmental cost of single-use plastic, and the surprising household objects it winds up in.

September 11, 2019
Mexicable and Climate Change Mitigation

MITASC member Julia Field shares her research on a novel form of clean public transit in Mexico: the gondola.

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.

February 13, 2019
Machine learning and climate modeling

As machine learning expands into climate modeling, EAPS Associate Professor Paul O’Gorman answers what that looks like and why it's important now.

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.

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