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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. ...

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News Release
MIT News | Mar 01, 2012
Today’s global challenges will significantly affect how we grow our food. But these challenges are so complex and intertwined that response measures require collaboration and a broad, integrated lens.
Student Spotlight
Mar 01, 2012

“Biology was part of the first magic of science for me,” Giang says. “Then I learned that I could use my love of biology to really engage with social justice issues.”

A climate window in the Southern Ocean
MIT News | Feb 28, 2012
By: Jennifer Chu The world’s oceans act as a massive conveyor, circulating heat, water and carbon around the planet. This global system plays a key role in climate change, storing and releasing heat throughout the world. To study how this system affects climate, scientists have largely focused on...
In The News • China Energy & Climate Project
Reuters | Feb 16, 2012
By: Tan Ee Lyn China's worsening air pollution, after decades of unbridled economic growth, cost the country $112 billion in 2005 in lost economic productivity, a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found. The figure, which also took into account people's lost leisure time...
In The News • China Energy & Climate Project
USA Today | Feb 14, 2012
SOURCE: Andy Wong, AP By: Wendy Koch China's unprecedented growth is carrying a steadily steeper price tag as its air pollution hikes the nation's health care costs, finds a new study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Although China has made substantial progress in reducing its air...
News Release • China Energy & Climate Project
MIT News | Feb 13, 2012
Despite improvements in air quality, the economic impact of air pollution has increased dramatically, new MIT study shows. By: Vicki Ekstrom, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Although China has made substantial progress in cleaning up its air pollution,...
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In The News
NY Daily News | Feb 09, 2012
By Josh Max It’s official – we don’t want cars that get 200 or more miles to the gallon, and it’s consumers’ fault, not automakers’. A new report issued by Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Christopher Knittel says major innovations in miles-to-the-gallon have been stymied by cars...
In The News
NPR | Feb 02, 2012
By: Richard Harris Listen to the story. SOURCE: Keith Srakocic/AP The boom in cheap natural gas in this country is good news for the environment, because relatively...

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