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Around Campus
MIT News | Mar 17, 2017
Fresh from three years as U.S. Energy Secretary, Moniz returns to his roots at MIT

After more than three and a half years of service as the 13th U.S. Secretary of Energy, nuclear physicist Ernest J. Moniz has returned to his roots at MIT, the place where he served most of his professional career.

Nominated to the cabinet by President Barack Obama in March 2013 and...

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News Release
MIT News | Mar 16, 2017
Over the next century, southern Africa will see widespread decreases in maize production

Nearly 25 percent of the world’s malnourished population lives in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 300 million people depend on corn, or maize, as their main food source. Maize is the most widely harvested agricultural product in Africa and is grown by small farmers who rely heavily on...

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In The News
PolitiFact | Mar 10, 2017

The fact that CO2 is a primary contributor to global warming is not in dispute among climate scientists, notes MIT Joint Program Executive Director for Research Anne Slinn in PolitiFact

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt says carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to global warming.

"Do you believe that it’s been proven that CO2 is the primary control knob for climate?" CNBC anchor Joe Kernen asked Pruitt in a March 9 interview.

News Brief
Mar 10, 2017
Sergey Paltsev delivers keynote address at energy policy seminar in Helsinki, draws evening news coverage

On March 8 in Helsinki, Finland, MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev delivered a keynote address on energy policy and the new U.S. administration at a seminar on oil and geopolitics hosted by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and World Energy Council Finland. In his...

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News Release
Mar 10, 2017
Poster highlights hidden costs in China’s coal plant upgrade

Judges of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2017 Student Poster Competition selected a poster by MIT Joint Program research assistant Michael Davidson as the winner in the Social Sciences category. Davidson’s poster was one of 15 presented in that category at the...

Mar 08, 2017

MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev delivers a keynote address on energy policy and the new U.S. administration at a seminar on oil and geopolitics hosted by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and World Energy Council Finland. 

Paltsev’s presentation was covered...

In The News
Inside Climate News | Mar 07, 2017

'This is not a view shared by us': After MIT professor emeritus Richard Lindzen writes letter urging Trump to withdraw from climate accord, faculty responds.
Related coverage: Climate@MIT, Boston Globe

This story was updated on March 7 to include a statement from Richard Lindzen.

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Around Campus
MIT News | Mar 03, 2017
Countries hit hardest by automaker’s emissions scandal include Germany, Poland, France, and Czech Republic

In September 2015, the German Volkswagen Group, the world’s largest car producer, admitted to having installed “defeat devices” in 11 million diesel cars sold worldwide between 2008 and 2015. The devices were designed to detect and adapt to laboratory tests, making the cars appear to comply with...

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Around Campus
MIT News | Mar 01, 2017
MIT students and community members go on the hunt for natural gas leaks

A dozen MIT students and community members clamber into a van on a bright morning in late January. There’s palpable excitement as the van drives down Main Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and crosses onto Portland Street. The chilly weather and light snow does nothing to dampen the group’s...

Solar engineer Joshua Stein works on one of several photovoltaic systems being evaluated for industry partners at Sandia National Laboratories in the U.S. Regional Test Centers program. Sandia won a three-year renewal of a Department of Energy contract to manage the RTCs, a network of five sites across the country where industry can assess the performance, reliability and economic viability of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies. (Photo by Randy Montoya)
Commentary
The Hill | Feb 27, 2017
"An innovative corporate America, along with the rest of the nation, can benefit from developing low-carbon technologies and other greenhouse gas-reducing options," says MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly.

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