Climate

Steve December 2, 2021

Environment, Health, and Safety Managing Director Tolga Durak heads a team working to build a strong safety culture at the Institute and to implement systems that lead to successful lab and makerspace operations. EHS is also pursuing new opportunities in the areas of safe and sustainable labs and applied makerspace research.  Durak holds a BS […]

Steve December 2, 2021

The Glasgow pact calls on countries to improve their 2030 plans next year but the Cop26 host’s goal is already in line with 1.5C, the Climate Change Committee says The UK government does not need to submit a more ambitious 2030 climate target next year in response to the Glasgow Climate Pact, according to its […]

Steve December 2, 2021

When forecasting how storms may change in the future, it helps to know something about their past. Judging from historical records dating back to the 1850s, hurricanes in the North Atlantic have become more frequent over the last 150 years. However, scientists have questioned whether this upward trend is a reflection of reality, or simply […]

Steve December 1, 2021

Audiences may travel long distances to see their favorite musical acts in concert or to attend large music festivals, which can add to their personal carbon footprint of emissions that are steadily warming the planet. But these same audiences, and the performers they follow, are often quite aware of the dangers of climate change and […]

Steve December 1, 2021

By Roberto Molar Candanosa, NASA’s Earth Science News Team In Brief: Air quality improvements resulting from a worldwide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would benefit human health and prevent economic losses, according to new research by scientists from NASA, Duke University, and Columbia University. New research shows that improved air quality caused by reducing emissions […]

Steve December 1, 2021

Tim Wilson, an elected official in Australia’s energy ministry, slammed a proposal for an expert climate commission Australia’s assistant minister for energy and emissions reduction, Tim Wilson, has labelled a proposed independent expert body on climate change “subversion and treason” – in an extraordinary attack ahead of the final parliamentary sitting for the year. Wilson, […]

Steve December 1, 2021

Giant orangutans that once dwelled in mainland Southeast Asian forests belonged to a single species that gradually shrank in size over nearly 2 million years, a study suggests. Today, orangutans are found only on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. But their ancient, super-size kin roamed forests in what’s now southern China and northern Vietnam. […]

Steve November 30, 2021

By Roberto Molar Candanosa, NASA’s Earth Science News Team In Brief: Air quality improvements resulting from a worldwide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions could benefit human health and prevent economic losses, according to new research by scientists from NASA, Duke University, and Columbia University. New research shows that improved air quality caused by reducing emissions […]

Steve November 30, 2021

Batteries made from an electrically conductive mixture the consistency of molasses could help solve a critical piece of the decarbonization puzzle. An interdisciplinary team from MIT has found that an electrochemical technology called a semisolid flow battery can be a cost-competitive form of energy storage and backup for variable renewable energy (VRE) sources such as […]

Steve November 30, 2021

Researchers from the Disruptive and Sustainable Technologies for Agricultural Precision (DiSTAP) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) of Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, and their local collaborators from Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL), have developed a rapid Raman spectroscopy-based method for detecting and quantifying early bacterial infection in crops. The […]

Steve November 30, 2021

Millions of residents in India’s capital are suffering under the winter smog, prompting the country’s highest court to hold government to account Inayat Singh Kakkar frequently suffers from shortness of breath, her lungs scarred by a thick smog that descends on Delhi each winter. The 30-year-old activist with the People’s Health Movement was particularly alarmed […]