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New York Times | Aug 27, 2011
By JUSTIN GILLIS The scale of Hurricane Irene, which could cause more extensive damage along the Eastern Seaboard than any storm in decades, is reviving an old question: are hurricanes getting worse because of human-induced climate change? The short answer from scientists is that they are still...
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CNN | Aug 25, 2011
By Kerry Emanuel, Special to CNN August 25, 2011 11:45 p.m. EDT Editor's note: Kerry Emanuel is a professor of meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (CNN) -- At this moment, Hurricane Irene poses a risk to almost everyone living along the Eastern Seaboard, from Florida to the...
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Nadya Anscombe   If wind power is going to meet 20% of our predicted energy needs in 2100, millions of wind turbines must be installed around the globe. Modelling performed by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US, has shown that these vast wind farms, if installed in offshore...
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Dr. Tammy Thompson, postdoctoral associate from the MIT Joint Program for the Science and Policy of Global Change, will be speaking at a press conference held by the Texas Sierra Club at the Houston City Hall on Tuesday, July 19, 10:00am. Dr. Thompson wil be speaking on air pollution in Texas. For...
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Brookings | Jul 11, 2011
As the world economy attempts to balance burgeoning energy demand with lower carbon emissions, natural gas has become a central pillar of energy strategy in both the developed and developing world. Advances in exploration and production technology have led to newly abundant sources of “...
MIT News | Jun 16, 2011
At MIT, former Michigan governor touts new bipartisan initiatives to make the U.S. the world’s clean-energy champ. David L. Chandler, MIT News Office In a spirited talk at MIT, former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm presented a plan for a bipartisan initiative that she said could help the...
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MIT News | Jun 13, 2011
    The cleanest of fossil fuels, it is far more abundant than previously thought and can have significant impact at little cost, MIT study finds.David L. Chandler, MIT News Office     Natural gas is...
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MIT News | Jun 09, 2011
With rising energy prices, could coal-to-liquid conversion become an economical fuel option? Converting coal into liquid fuels is known to be more costly than current energy technologies, both in terms of production costs and the amount of greenhouse gases the process emits. Production of coal-to-...

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