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Associated Press | Jun 15, 2019

Climate change is already mobilizing mercury in the environment, says EAPS/IDSS Assoc. Prof. Noelle Selin (AP) 

By SARAH WHITES-KODITSCHEK of Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.June 9, 2019

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It is mid-March, and two researchers trudge on snowshoes through feet of snow on a wooded trail, dragging a small plastic sled full of equipment.

Scientist Carl Watras’...

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Scientific American | Jun 15, 2019

Even where the majority of the population favors climate action, carbon pricing is a tough sell, cautions MIT CEEPR Director Christopher Knittel (Scientific American)

Prices on carbon are not strict enough to make significant dents in emissions

By Benjamin Storrow, E&E News on June 13, 2019


Global climate awareness may never have been higher, but two recent studies show just how much work the world has to do to turn its carbon-cutting...

Around Campus
MIT News | Jun 07, 2019

Michael Bloomberg announces new Beyond Carbon initiative in his Commencement address

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office  June 7, 2019

In his Commencement address to the MIT graduating Class of 2019, entrepreneur, engineer, and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a landmark pledge to combat climate change: a $500 million investment in a program called Beyond...

News Brief

EAPS oceanographers--including Joint Program Principal Research Scientist Stephanie Dutkiewicz--model how climate change will affect phytoplankton, a crucial component of the global ecosystem

Eva Frederick, Karina Hinojosa, Devi Lockwood, Gina Vitale | MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Phytoplankton, also known as microalgae, are not only beautiful, but are the base of the marine food chain, provide much of the world’s oxygen, and capture...

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Climate change is altering the color of our planet (International Shipping News)

in International Shipping News 23/05/2019

May 23, 2019

Gretchen Daily describes a powerful approach to valuing nature in policy and finance in the 17th annual Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture.

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MIT News | May 23, 2019

For the 17th annual Kendall Lecture, Gretchen Daily analyzes species and ecosystem services and leverages natural capital to build a green financial system (Video)

Lauren Hinkel | EAPS  May 23, 2019

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Technology Review | May 22, 2019

The apparent spike in CFC-11 production in China underscores the importance of ongoing emissions monitoring—and the limits of our current system (Technology Review) 

by James Temple

May 22, 2019

An international scientific mystery story began to unfold a year ago, when scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) unveiled a surprising finding in the journal Nature: some factories, somewhere, appeared to be...

News Release
May 22, 2019
Despite global phase-out, ozone-depleting chemical still in production in eastern China

Since 2013, annual emissions of a banned chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) have increased by nearly 8,000 tons from eastern China, according to new research published in Nature today by an international team of scientists from the United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, the United States, Australia and...

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PolitiFact | May 08, 2019

To get to yes, PolitiFact interviewed  MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly and other experts on the subject

Joe Biden may not be the most progressive candidate in the crowded Democratic primary field. But one thing is for certain: Among 2020 presidential candidates, he has the longest legislative record on climate change.

In fact, Biden has taken this title a good deal further by claiming to...