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 —...
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...
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...
MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly recommends three guiding principles in Fortune
By JOHN REILLY
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Is the Green New Deal (GND) a liberal pipe dream, or is it an opening for an economically viable, bipartisan climate change solution?
How hard did aging hit the oceans? MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly comments in The Daily Beast
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...
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...
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...
Global emissions reached a record high, says MIT CEEPR Deputy Director Michael Mehling in the Washington Post
By Chris Mooney and
U.S. carbon dioxide emissions rose an estimated 3.4 percent in 2018, according to new research — a jarring increase that comes as scientists say the world needs to be aggressively cutting its emissions to avoid the...
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office December 20, 2018
Earlier this year, the United Nations announced some much-needed, positive news about the environment: The ozone layer, which shields the Earth from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation, and which was severely depleted by decades of...