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Washington Post | Feb 23, 2013

By Brad Plumer
February 22, 2013

What’s the best way to curtail gasoline consumption? Economists tend to agree on the answer here: Higher gas taxes at the pump are more effective than stricter fuel-economy standards for cars and trucks.

Much more effective, in fact. A...

NY Times | Feb 22, 2013

THE average price of gasoline in the United States, $3.78 on Thursday, has been steadily climbing for more than a month and is approaching the three previous post-recession peaks, in May 2011 and in April and September of last year.

But if our goal is to get Americans to drive less and...

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Nature | Feb 15, 2013

Nature: Natural hazards: New York vs the sea
By: Jeff Tollefson
February 13, 2013

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, scientists and officials are trying to protect the largest US city from future floods.

Joe Leader's heart sank as he descended into the...

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MIT Joint Program | Feb 12, 2013

IN THE NEWS: Changing with the climate
MIT News
January 25, 2013

MIT researchers, Massachusetts officials highlight strategies to adapt to climate change.

Just days after...

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The Tech | Feb 08, 2013

MIT students frequently use the T and other MassDOT transit systems; since 2010, our IDs even come with a built-in Charlie Card chip. But most students are unfamiliar with the inner workings of the transit system. I was excited to take advantage of one of the opportunities offered this IAP and...

In The News
Washington Post | Feb 08, 2013

By Brad Plumer

February 6, 2013

Like it or hate it, policymakers in Washington are still obsessed with the deficit. That’s why think tanks keep churning out clever plans to cut spending and raise taxes.

And here’s a new...

WBUR | Feb 05, 2013

By Henry (Jake) Jacoby 


Mitigating climate change doesn’t sound as monumental as ending, or reversing climate change. But with global phenomenon already “contributing to the deaths of nearly 400,000 people a year and costing the...

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LA Times | Jan 23, 2013
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PBS News Hour | Jan 23, 2013

Paint Pigment, Violent Raccoons and Other Surprising Mercury Trivia

January 18, 2013
By: Jenny Marder

Delegates gathered in Geneva this week to negotiate for a global treaty to regulate the toxic chemical mercury.

I want to call your attention...

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Scientific American | Jan 22, 2013


As United Nations delegates end their mercury...