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MIT News | Jan 14, 2013
Get the inside scoop and follow LIVE reports from Geneva by twitter and blog.   Ten MIT students are having an experience of a lifetime as they join officials from around the world for the fifth and final meeting to address global controls on mercury – taking place January 13-18 in Geneva,...
News Release
MIT News | Jan 09, 2013
Harvard, MIT researchers map future trends of mercury and ways to reduce it on eve of international negotiations. International negotiators will come together next week in Geneva, Switzerland for the fifth and final meeting to address global controls on mercury. Ahead of the negotiations,...
News Release
Link to Article | Dec 18, 2012
By: Vicki Ekstrom MIT researchers enhance model to assess the risks of water stress. A conflict over water management has intensified along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Downstream states argue water should be released from the Missouri’s upstream reservoirs into the Mississippi to allow...
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New York Times | Dec 12, 2012
By: Kate Galbraith AUSTIN, TEXAS — The harm that can be caused by consuming or breathing mercury is well known and terrible. A pregnant woman, eating too much of the wrong kind of fish, risks bearing a child with neurological damage. Adults or children exposed to mercury can experience mood swings...
Recent Event
Harvard Gazette | Dec 12, 2012
By: Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer Benefits, risks of using geoengineering to counter climate change. If they wanted to, nations around the world could release globe-cooling aerosols into the atmosphere or undertake other approaches to battle climate change, an authority on environmental...
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The New Yorker | Dec 10, 2012
By:Elizabeth Kolbert It’s been almost a century since the British economist Arthur Pigou floated the idea that turned his name into an adjective. In “The Economics of Welfare,” published in 1920, Pigou pointed out that private investments often impose costs on other people. Consider this...
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CNN Opinion | Dec 03, 2012
By: David Frum Editor's note: David Frum, a CNN contributor, is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He is the author of eight books, including a new novel, "Patriots," and his post-election e-book, "Why Romney Lost." Frum was a special assistant to President George W. Bush from...
Student Spotlight
Dec 01, 2012

Yip wants to look into proposed policies, such as an open fuels standard, to help policymakers understand what could go wrong if they do choose to adopt the standard.

Recent Event
Link to Article | Nov 30, 2012
By: Vicki Ekstrom Fatih Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA), visited MIT on Wednesday, November 28 to present this year’s World Energy Outlook. While on campus, Birol met with researchers at the Joint Program on Global Change to learn about the latest developments on...
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MIT News | Nov 28, 2012
MIT researchers, using field practices, find emissions from shale gas production to be significantly lower than previous estimates. While the United States lags in developing a broad-based climate policy, the nation’s carbon emissions reached a 20-year low this year. Many have attributed some of...