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Wildfires in Southeast Asia significantly affect the moods of people in many neighboring countries
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MIT News | Feb 13, 2024
Research in Southeast Asia quantifies how much wildfire smoke hurts peoples’ moods; finds the effect is greater when fires originate in other countries (MIT News)
The Climate Project at MIT
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MIT News | Feb 08, 2024
Richard Lester describes an emerging new initiative that will back climate efforts at the Institute and find outside partnerships to drive actionable innovation (MIT News) (Related: Letter to the MIT Community)
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
In The News | Feb 08, 2024
EV's higher manufacturing emissions are more than offset by their lower operational emissions, says MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev (
:A new map shows which U.S. counties have the highest concentration of jobs that could be affected by the transition to renewable energy, based on new research by Christopher Knittel, the George P. Shultz Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Kailin Graham, of MIT’s Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research
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MIT News | Feb 06, 2024
A county-by-county study shows where the U.S. job market will evolve most during the move to clean energy (MIT News)
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The Hill | Jan 26, 2024
The climate consequences could be serious, MIT Joint Program Founding Co-Director Emeritus Henry Jacoby and co-authors warn (The Hill)
Susan Solomon wins VinFuture Award for Female Innovators
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The award recognizes Solomon’s contributions to understanding ozone depletion and the creation of the Montreal Protocol (MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences)
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MIT News | Jan 24, 2024
Using New York as a test case, the model predicts flooding at the level experienced during Hurricane Sandy will occur roughly every 30 years by the end of this century (MIT News)
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MIT Climate Portal | Jan 10, 2024
To know if bioenergy is truly a low-carbon resource, we must count emissions from growing, transporting, and processing the associated crops, check whether those crops were replanted, and add in any emissions from creating farmland to grow more of them. (MIT Climate Portal) 
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MIT Climate Portal | Dec 21, 2023
Temperatures will likely stop rising in a few years or decades—but it could take centuries for them to fall to the levels humans enjoyed before we started burning fossil fuels (MIT Climate Portal)
The Hill | Dec 03, 2023
Co-authors say map presented in the Mandate is of 'a road to ruin' (The Hill)