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Around Campus
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...

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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...

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Commentary
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.

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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.

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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.

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