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Apr 18, 2012

As gasoline prices continue to remain high, with the nationwide average jumping 19 cents a gallon in March, Americans and automakers alike are investing in alternatives. But what’s the most effective way forward for the auto industry? Toyota’s Tom Stricker — the company's Vice President,...

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Recent Event
MIT News | Apr 17, 2012
With the advisement of several Joint Program on Global Change researchers—including the co-director Ron Prinn and co-director emeritus Jake Jacoby—the MIT Museum opened a new exhibition “Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the...
Recent Event
MIT News | Apr 13, 2012

MIT researchers join Boston Globe panel in weighing climate risks and resolutions.

In an effort to share what is known, what isn't, and what can and cannot be done about climate change, MIT's John Reilly and Kerry Emanuel joined UMass Amherst researchers as part of a "Global Warning" panel convened by The Boston Globe.
In The News
LA Times | Mar 27, 2012

Proposed new emissions standards would limit carbon dioxide produced by new power plants, which would probably prohibit construction of any coal-fired facilities.

The Obama administration proposed rules limiting carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, a move that could essentially bar new coal-fired electric generation facilities. Howard Herzog comments.
News Release
MIT News | Mar 26, 2012

CLPs Peter Littlewood talks with MIT researchers and students about the country’s strengths and the United States’s opportunity to embrace them.

Just weeks after an MIT report showed fast-growing nations such as China and India would drive energy growth over the next half century, the Institute received a visit from a leading company powering that growth.

MIT News | Mar 21, 2012
'Weather in a tank' demonstration helps students grasp fluid dynamics.By: Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office Fluid dynamics plays a central role in determining Earth's climate. Ocean currents and eddies stir up contents from the deep, while atmospheric winds and weather systems steer temperature and...
In The News
MIT News | Mar 20, 2012

New MIT analysis shows there’s enough room to safely store at least a century’s worth of U.S. fossil fuel emissions.

A new study by researchers at MIT shows that there is enough capacity in deep saline aquifers in the United States to store at least a century’s worth of carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s coal-fired powerplants. Though questions remain about the economics of systems to capture and store...
Researcher Highlight
MIT News | Mar 05, 2012
Like a lot of economists, Christopher Knittel entered college with career plans in mind. Unlike a lot of economists, Knittel had plans that involved baseball. At California State University at Stanislaus, Knittel was good enough to make the team as a second baseman. But during his freshman season,...
News Release
Mar 05, 2012

MIT report shows China and developing nations will come to dominate emissions that promote climate change

Researcher Highlight
Mar 02, 2012
Christopher Knittel had big dreams heading into college. Those dreams involved baseball.

Christopher Knittel had big dreams heading into college. Those dreams involved baseball. 

“I entered undergraduate with the hopes of being a professional baseball player,” says Knittel, who was good enough to make the team at California State University-Stanislaus as a second baseman. ...