Content tagged ‘environment’
Since the creation of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) five years ago, the world’s energy landscape has changed.
Ruben Juanes’ work has profound implications for carbon sequestration, which can help prevent global warming.
Michael Triantafyllou says that as oil and gas companies operate in deep waters, under-water robots are essential to the world’s energy supply.
Henry Jacoby co-leads a key study on natural gas, a fuel that has become the largest U.S. energy story in decades.
Marc Baldo and Jeffrey Grossman say that if it weren’t for MIT’s Energy Initiative, they wouldn’t have federal support.
John Ochsendorf is designing zero-energy buildings for the world.
A research supergroup studies the health consequences of energy consumption in India.
Campus energy efforts save MIT $3.5M this year, and reduce energy use by five percent.
Catherine Drennan says it might one day be possible for enzymes to convert some of energy’s waste products into energy.
Kripa Varanasi’s tough new nano-engineered surfaces and coatings could make energy systems more efficient.
Caleb Waugh, co-president of MIT’s Energy Club and a doctoral student in nuclear science and engineering, says that energy is the defining challenge of this generation.
Economist Michael Greenstone provides the data people need to make critical decisions about climate change and energy supply.
Water is one of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century, and now more than 50 faculty members from across the Institute are working to find new solutions to this growing crisis.
Audrey Buyrn and Alan Phillips — backpackers who have cherished the Earth's beauty for 40 years — take the lead to preserve the Earth.
Prof. Thomas Malone says that collective intelligence is the only hope we have to save the planet.
Freshman Kuljot Anand founded a green energy organization in Toronto and rounded up 250 volunteers to promote energy conservation across the city.
Prof. Penny Chisholm co-writes a children's book that explains how the Sun creates life on Earth.
Prof. Heidi Nepf says that plant life can help repair damage to nature.
Prof. Yung Ho Chang, one of China's top architects, is now building a sustainable town in Shanghai.
Freshman David Young, who developed "green" cement, is now building low-income houses in Guatemala.
Ben Gulak invents an electric motorcycle and lands on the cover of Popular Science magazine.
Prof. Richard Lester is now working with others to determine how new energy technologies can become as ubiquitous as the cell phone.
Prof. Paola Rizzoli, once trapped in a Venice flood, now studies why coastal waters ebb and flow.
Today's environmental movement originated in the British countryside, says Prof. Harriet Ritvo, an expert on environmental history.
Prof. Paul Sclavounos designs floating windmills that are safe even in hurricane force conditions.
Mitchell Joachim, an MIT architect, says people may one day grow their houses instead of building them.
Larry Linden, who gave MIT $1 million, says graduate students can help to sustain the life of the earth.
MIT experts are contributing ideas, inventions, and leadership to create a secure energy future.
MIT ecologist Penny Chisholm is studying the planet, helping to ensure that the world stays liveable.
Visiting Prof. Frances Moore Lappé is writing a sequel to her 1971 blockbuster, "Diet for a Small Planet."
Many MIT faculty — leaders in environmental studies — are now working on green building design, efficient energy production,and global climate change.