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MIT News | Nov 28, 2012
MIT researchers, using field practices, find emissions from shale gas production to be significantly lower than previous estimates. While the United States lags in developing a broad-based climate policy, the nation’s carbon emissions reached a 20-year low this year. Many have attributed some of...
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Recent Event
Oceans @MIT | Nov 26, 2012
Watching the Arctic Melt: Adventures in Polar Oceanography by Genevieve Wanucha One hundred people packed into the Whitehead Institute on November 19th to attend the Oceans at MIT special symposium, entitled ‘Watching the Arctic Melt: Adventures in Polar Oceanography.’ Most people there already...
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Link to Article | Nov 14, 2012
MIT Researcher Receives Award for Forecasts of Vehicle Use in China Paul Kishimoto, a research associate for the MIT Joint Program’s China Energy and Climate Project, was one of five winners of the Dennis J. O'Brian Student Paper Award sponsored by the U.S. Association of Energy Economics on...
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In The News
Nature Editorial | Nov 13, 2012
This week, a reinvigorated Barack Obama returned to the White House knowing that he was poised on the edge of a fiscal cliff. Rather than relishing his victory last week, Obama must immediately set about crafting a compromise on deficit reduction with congressional leaders. The stakes could hardly...
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News Release
MIT News | Nov 13, 2012
MIT researchers show merits of a carbon tax. New standards to strengthen vehicle fuel efficiency are considered one of the landmark environmental achievements of President Obama’s first term. Passed with the backing of automakers and autoworkers, the measure has been touted as a way to save...
In The News
Washington Post | Nov 13, 2012
By: Dylan Matthews Grover Norquist made headlines Monday night for...
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In The News
Wall Street Journal | Nov 13, 2012
By Keith Johnson With the fiscal cliff looming and parts of the U.S. still digging out from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, calls for the U.S. to adopt a carbon tax are gathering steam–even though there’s little sign of interest from Congress or the White House. Today the conservative...
reuters
Commentary
Reuters Commentary | Nov 09, 2012
(The author is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own.)   By Gerard Wynn (Reuters) - Academics and lawmakers have proposed a U.S. carbon tax to curb carbon emissions and...
In The News
Washington Post | Nov 09, 2012
By: Steven Mufson, November 9 Here’s a riddle: If Congress doesn’t want to raise income tax rates but wants to raise revenue, what can it do? One answer: Pass a carbon tax. A relatively...
sandy
News Release
MIT News | Nov 07, 2012
MIT researchers develop tool to assess regional risks of climate change, potential impacts on local infrastructure and planning. Climate scientists cannot attribute any single weather event — whether a drought, wildfire or extreme storm — to climate change. But extreme events, such as Hurricane...

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