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MIT News | Nov 02, 2018

Toxin will accumulate in the environment, particularly in remote regions, as countries delay implementing emissions controls

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office  November 1, 2018

Mercury is an incredibly stubborn toxin. Once it is emitted from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, among other sources, the gas can drift through the atmosphere for up to a year before settling into oceans and lakes. It can then...

Nov 01, 2018

New method enables a more comprehensive assessment of the impact of climate change on agriculture

Nov 01, 2018

New modeling strategy could improve understanding of complex multi-sector interactions with the Earth system and provide a powerful risk assessment tool

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In The News
WITF | Oct 26, 2018

MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly explains why U.S. power sector emissions declined in 2017 despite regulation rollbacks (WITF)


Written by Reid Frazier/StateImpact Pennsylvania | Oct 25, 2018 12:18 PM

At an oil and gas conference in Pittsburgh Wednesday, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler touted the Trump administration's moves to roll back over 70 environmental regulations, telling the crowd the...

In The News
Oct 25, 2018
Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly explains how a carbon tax in America would play out (The Atlantic)

An economist and policy experts respond to a natural-gas worker’s worries that the fight against climate change will hurt Americans like him.

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News Release
MIT News | Oct 23, 2018
AGAGE network celebrates 40 years of measuring ozone-depleting and climate-warming gases

Measuring the greenhouse and ozone-depleting gas composition of the Earth’s atmosphere continuously for the past 40 years through a global network of sophisticated monitoring stations, the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE, formerly known as the Global Atmospheric Gases...

The Conversation | Oct 22, 2018

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) expert Howard Herzog, an MITEI Senior Research Engineer and Joint Program affiliate, offers his perspective in The Conversation 

In a much-anticipated report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the world will need to take dramatic and drastic steps to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change.

Around Campus
MIT News | Oct 22, 2018

Researchers and experts attend African Sustainable Development Conference at MIT

Taylor De Leon | Civil and Environmental Engineering  October 19, 2018

Climate change, a surging population, and increasing demand for food, housing and natural resources present Africa and the world with extraordinary challenges.

News Brief
Oct 17, 2018
MIT study underscores growing concern

Airborne particulates, or aerosols, produced by coal-burning power plants and other human activities may help offset global warming, but they may also reduce rainfall in regions that are already water-stressed.