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News Release
Jun 19, 2018
Modeling advance enables more efficient and precise estimates

The ability to separate out a distinct signal from ambient noise in reams of scientific data is critical to detecting a meaningful trend or turning point in the data. That’s especially true when it comes to identifying signals of improving or declining air quality trends, whose magnitude can be...

News Release
MIT News | Jun 18, 2018
Study finds reduction in sulfur emissions from power plants

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office  June 18, 2018

Air pollution has smothered China’s cities in recent decades. In response, the Chinese government has implemented measures to clean up its skies. But are those policies effective? Now an innovative study co-authored by an MIT scholar shows...

News Release
Jun 18, 2018
MIT Joint Program workshop explores economic and environmental impacts of scaling up low-carbon energy

When the Paris Agreement was launched in 2015, nearly 200 nations pledged to enact and continually strengthen policies aimed at keeping the rise in global average surface temperature since pre-industrial times to well below two degrees Celsius. Meeting that ambitious goal will require a dramatic...

In The News
PolitiFact | Jun 18, 2018

Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly helps correct the record (PolitiFact)

By Louis Jacobson on Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

News Release
Jun 13, 2018
New method enables faster, more accurate simulation of aerosol-cloud interaction

Particles matter, especially when airborne. Whether emitted from artificial sources such as power plants and internal combustion engines, or natural sources such as volcanic eruptions, airborne particulates or aerosols not only impact human health but also the global climate. The more particles...

Around Campus
MIT News | Jun 13, 2018

Professor emeritus and former U.S. energy secretary reflects on recent meeting with Pope Francis and energy and finance leaders.

MIT Energy Initiative  June 12, 2018

Jun 01, 2018

Modeling advance enables more efficient and precise estimates of trends in ozone and other pollutants within selected geographical regions and timeframes

Around Campus
MIT News | May 25, 2018

Joint Program-affiliated EAPS/CEE Prof. Dara Entekhabi and IDSS Research Scientist Sarah Fletcher are collaborators on one of seven projects to receive grants for research on food and water challenges.

Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab  May 25, 2018

Today, the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT announced the award of over $1.3 million in research funding through its seed grant program, now in its fourth year. These grants, which are...

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News Release
May 22, 2018
Chien Wang one of six new U.S. scientists to join French climate research initiative

MIT Joint Program Senior Research Scientist Chien Wang is one of six U.S.-based scientists selected in May to participate in French President Emmanuel Macron's "Make our Planet Great Again" program, an initiative aimed at boosting the international science community’s efforts to combat climate...

News Release
MIT News | May 11, 2018

Choices by consumers and farmers can help limit global warming, but climate change may also curtail those choices in the future

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office  May 11, 2018

There is little doubt that the Earth’s rapidly changing climate will have a significant impact on agriculture around the world. Yields are likely to increase in some places and decrease in others, and regions may shift to entirely...