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New York Times | May 19, 2011
New York Times, May 18, 2011 By DAVID LEONHARDT Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney, economists at The Hamilton Project, are releasing a new paper...
Open House
MIT News | May 02, 2011
‘Under the Dome’ showcases discovery and innovation; first open house in decades. Emily Finn, MIT News Office April 30, 2011 The Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change participated in Saturday's Open House with exhibits in the Energy, Environment and Sustainability Tent...
Future of Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Full Report | Apr 26, 2011
Nuclear power is poised to grow quickly in some parts of the world and could grow significantly here in the United States. Key decisions are pending, however, on how to structure that growth. MIT has completed a 3-year study on the Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle to address two overarching...
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Environmental Research | Apr 26, 2011
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) can make a significant contribution towards reducing ozone levels. That's according to a study by US researchers who modelled the effect of different charging scenarios for PHEVs on ozone levels over the state of Texas, US. Many regions of Texas fail to...
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MIT News | Apr 25, 2011
MIT Tech TVPhoto credits: Justin Knight U.S. chief climate negotiator, MIT panel examine the science and policy of global warming Signing a legally binding treaty that would force emissions reductions throughout the world is not likely in the near future,...
Lisa Jackson
MIT News | Apr 22, 2011
In MIT visit, Lisa Jackson discusses how technology can affect government regulations. Technological innovations have the ability to change environmental policies just as much as those policies can affect innovation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson said...
Apr 21, 2011

Todd Stern, US Special Envoy for Climate Change

Apr 21, 2011

Moderator: John Reilly Kerry Emanuel '76, PhD '78 Ronald G. Prinn SCD '71 Chris Knittel Ernest J. Moniz Sarah Slaughter '82, SM '87, PhD '91

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MIT News | Apr 19, 2011
While impacts will vary by region, projections indicate that drought frequency will increase throughout most of the contiguous United States. Danya Rumore, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change The impacts of drought in the United States are estimated to cost an average of $6 to...
Student Spotlight
Apr 01, 2011

We may always crowd stores for last-minute essentials before a storm. But how can we prepare years, and even decades, ahead of the next big one? Megan Lickley is shedding a little light for the energy sector before she leaves MIT.