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Researcher Highlight
Nov 05, 2012

In looking for ways to combat climate change and minimize the planet’s warming, atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon says it’s often helpful — and heartening — to look to the past.

MIT News | Nov 04, 2012
Atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon finds hope in past environmental challenges. By: Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office Susan Solomon, the Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate SciencePhoto: Dominick Reuter In looking for ways to combat climate change and minimize the...
Student Spotlight
Nov 01, 2012

Santen follows her passion to protect the environment by studying something most take for granted: Electricity.

Nov 01, 2012

The New England Aquarium was pleased to welcome the MIT Lorenz Center’s 2nd Annual John Carlson Lecture to the Simons IMAX Theatre on Thursday, November 1. The speaker was Professor Timothy Palmer of the Royal Society of Research. 

Recent Event
Listen to the Webinar | Oct 30, 2012
The 2012 drought in America brought to light the challenges we face when there isn't sufficient water to cool our nation's power plants. Conventional fossil-fuel and nuclear power plants require water to cool the steam they generate to make electricity. In 2005, power plants accounted for over 40...
In The News
WBUR, Here and Now | Oct 30, 2012
Whenever there’s an extreme weather event, from a hurricane to a record drought, the question always arises: Is it climate change? MIT climate scientist Kerry Emanuel told Here & Now's Robin Young that it's hard to know for sure, but it is clear that as coastal waters warm up, storms will carry...
In The News
Foreign Affairs | Oct 18, 2012
The policy community has long prophesied about the coming water wars. But don't expect them anytime soon. More likely, tensions over access will merely exacerbate existing regional conflicts. By: Shlomi Dinar, Lucia De Stefano, James Duncan, Kerstin Stahl, Kenneth M. Strzepek, Aaron T. Wolf...
dalai lama
Recent Event
MIT News | Oct 17, 2012
Tibetan Buddhist leader urges a more enlightened view of self-interest in remarks at MIT conference. The Dalai Lama called for increasingly enlightened stewardship of Earth’s environment and resources in public remarks on the MIT campus on Monday. “We have the responsibility to take care of the...
MIT Museum | Oct 16, 2012
Inspired by the response to MIT Museum's popular Rivers of Ice exhibition and ongoing public concerns about the role of science in current political campaigns and policies, the Museum is holding a soap box series of events on...
Oct 16, 2012

Part of the MIT Museum's Climate and Conflict Series, Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly talks about the economics behind climate change and the most cost-effective approaches to confront it.