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In The News
CNN | Feb 04, 2019

CNN: Co-authors include Joint Program research scientists Stephanie Dutkiewicz and Erwan Monier (Additional coverage: Washington PostThe Guardian, National GeographicBBC News, WBUR, Salon

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MIT News | Feb 04, 2019
Climate-driven changes in phytoplankton communities will intensify the blue and green regions of the world’s oceans

Climate change is causing significant changes to phytoplankton in the world’s oceans, and a new MIT study finds that over the coming decades these changes will affect the ocean’s color, intensifying its blue regions and its green ones. Satellites should detect these changes in hue, providing...

Around Campus
MIT News | Jan 30, 2019

Low-cost sensors on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano provide an educational resource and give insight into air quality across Big Island

Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering  January 30, 2019

As red molten lava oozed out of Kilauea on the Island of Hawaii (“the Big Island”) in May 2018, destroying houses and property in its path, clouds of ash particles and toxic gases from the volcano —...

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MIT News | Jan 28, 2019
Firms learn from experience in the measurement, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions under China’s emissions trading systems

Last month’s United Nations climate talks in Poland sought to get the world on track to meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term goal of keeping global warming well below two degrees Celsius (2ºC). Toward that end, negotiators from the Agreement’s nearly 200 signatory nations were asked to report on...

In The News
Nature | Jan 28, 2019

MIT atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon delivers the portion of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists statement focused on climate change, an area of particular concern (Nature)

Heightened tensions between nuclear powers and inaction on climate change are the “new abnormal”, says the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

The world is as close to annihilation as it was last year, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The hands of the organization’s...

In The News

MIT Joint Program Co-Director explores policy challenges and opportunities on the China Global Television Network 

Fortune | Jan 23, 2019

MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly recommends three guiding principles in Fortune


12:38 PM EST

Is the Green New Deal (GND) a liberal pipe dream, or is it an opening for an economically viable, bipartisan climate change solution?

In The News
The Daily Beast | Jan 23, 2019

How hard did aging hit the oceans? MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly comments in The Daily Beast

Audrey McNamara

01.22.19 5:22 AM ET

Unlike Reese Witherspoon, the Earth is not aging backwards.


As the #10yearchallenge sweeps social media—reminding us that side bangs are a part of our shared history—it seems more worthy to take stock of our planet’s...

Around Campus
MIT News | Jan 22, 2019

Moods expressed on social media tend to decline when air pollution gets worse, study finds

Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent  January 21, 2019

For many years, China has been struggling to tackle high pollution levels that are crippling its major cities. Indeed, a recent study by researchers at Chinese Hong Kong University has found that air pollution in the country causes...

News Release

Joint Program Co-Director Ronald Prinn and former PhD student Jimmy Gasore recognized for initiating the project

Kigali, Monday- January 15, 2019:  The Minister of Education Dr. Eugene Mutimura officiated the ceremony to launch the first African Air Quality and Climate Laboratory equipped with the “Medusa system” that will measure more than 50 gases that lessen the ozone layer.

  The ozone layer is...