New results point to unexpected, illegal production of several CFCs in recent years
MIT scientists have found that ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, stay in the atmosphere for a shorter amount of time than previously estimated. Their study suggests that CFCs, which were globally phased out in 2010, should be circulating at much lower concentrations than what has...
The Institute commits to net-zero emissions by 2026, charts course marshaling all of MIT’s capabilities toward decarbonization
The Institute commits to net-zero emissions by 2026, charts course marshaling all of MIT’s capabilities toward decarbonization.
David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
May 12, 2021
At MIT’s Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture, Harvard professor Francesca Dominici illuminates the interplay between air pollution, environmental injustice and Covid-19
Alice McBride | EAPS News
Monday, May 10, 2021
At MIT’s Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture, Harvard professor Francesca Dominici illuminates the interplay between air pollution, environmental injustice, and Covid-19.
MIT partners with Cambridge on flood-risk model for local, global benefit (MIT Spectrum)
MIT’S LARGE-SCALE EFFORTS TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABILITY and mitigate the effects of climate change are well known. But while thinking globally, MIT is also acting locally, working to make its own campus more resilient.
“We don’t presume to have all the answers here,” says Brian Goldberg,...
Janelle Knox-Hayes explores link between values, sustainable practices
JANELLE KNOX-HAYES ISN’T SURE carbon-emissions trading and financial markets are the best solutions to the climate crisis, even though she’s written a book about them. “We’re putting a price on greenhouse gases and pretending the market can solve our problems,” says Knox-Hayes, associate...
Joint Program Founding Co-Director Emeritus Henry Jacoby comments (Associated Press) (Related: AP)
WASHINGTON (AP) — It won’t rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing.
While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President Joe Biden’s show.
Symposium highlights ambitious goals of MIT–industry research targeting technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (MIT Energy Initiative)
MIT is committed to driving the transition to a low-carbon world, throwing the full weight of its research forces into transformative technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But “MIT can’t solve climate change alone,” said Maria T. Zuber, MIT's vice president for research and the E....
If the pandemic revealed what could be considered low-hanging fruit in the climate fight, it also highlighted the sheer scope of the problem. (NBC News)
April 22, 2021, 6:00 AM EDT / Updated April 22, 2021, 9:13 AM EDT
By Denise Chow
A federal energy efficiency and clean electricity standard is doable, but getting one through Congress won’t be easy (The American Prospect)
President Biden’s American Jobs Plan has put the United States on an aggressive path toward a clean electricity standard (CES) that, at least for the moment, is ambitious in scope and vague in the particulars. The administration would require electric utilities to incorporate specified amounts...
In a Boston Globe op-ed, MIT’s president argues that the US must invest in new breakthroughs while also deploying all available tools today