Mary Lide Parker | Schmidt Ocean InstituteBiogeochemical oceanographer Andrew Babbin and members of his group are leading a three-week research cruise aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor. They are studying the nitrogen cycle in one of the largest natural marine oxygen deficient zones in the Eastern Tropical North Pacific Ocean.
A Proposed Global Metric to Aid Mercury Pollution Policy
Noelle E. Selin | ScienceNoelle Selin writes about how a global-scale metric to assess the impact of mercury emissions policies would help parties assess progress toward their goals to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury in the journal Science.
2018 EAPS Student Awards
EAPS Education OfficeA roll-call of this year’s award recipients presented at the May 18th Student Recognition Dinner. PAOC graduate student Margaret Duffy receives the Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global ChangeCombining art and science to envision the global food system under climate change
TESS Successfully Launched
Lauren HinkelNASA’s new planet-hunting TESS satellite was successfully launched into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 6.51pm EST Wednesday April 18. The satellite rode into Earth orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, beginning its two-year mission to study nearby star systems to look for alien worlds that might harbor life.
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office A 4 percent reduction per year in carbon dioxide emissions should net $339 billion in health savings in 2030, researchers estimate.
Urban Planning for a Changing Climate
Science in the News | Harvard UniversityHarvard's Science in the News speaks with John Bolduc, the Environmental Planner for the City of Cambridge, and Professor Kerry Emanuel about what local communities are doing to address the challenges climate change is creating for urban infrastructure.
Meet Tess, Seeker of Alien Worlds
Dennis Overbye | New York Times ScienceNASA’s new spacecraft, to be launched next month, will give
scientists a much clearer view of the planets orbiting stars near to us. Sara Seager, a member of the Tess team, shares her hopes and expectations.
Alumnae unite at MIT Women's unConference
Julie Barr | MIT Alumni Association Gathering brings alumni to campus to celebrate women and create connections to further societal changes. Opening keynote speaker Sara Seager shared her latest research on exoplanets and stories from her own personal triumphs and challenges in motherhood, marriage, and friendship.
Storied Women of MIT: Eugenia Kalnay
MIT Video ProductionsEugenia Kalnay (PhD ‘71) is a world-renowned meteorologist and the first woman to earn a PhD in Meteorology from MIT. Storied Women of MIT is a series of 60-second historical profiles of MIT faculty, students, researchers, and staff highlighting the role of women at the Institute from its founding to today.
At the Intersection
Mayara Felix | MIT SpectrumFive grad students, including PAOC's Daniel Gilford, on finding their own routes into the policy sphere
How Close Are We To Finding Life On Another Planet?
TED Radio HourIn our galaxy alone there are hundreds of billions of planets, and the past few years have ushered in an explosion of new discoveries about our universe. MIT's Sara Seager speaks with TED Radio Hour about looking for the perfect planet in the "Goldilocks" zone — neither too hot nor too cold — that could support life.
Clouds, Chemistry, and Climate Change: Why Our Current Climate Is What It Is
Science for the Public Lecture SeriesDan Cziczo, Assoc. Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, speaks at the Science for the Public Lecture Series as an expert on the crucial role of clouds in the dynamics of climate. He explains the vital relationship between clouds and climate, and the present options for reducing atmospheric CO2.
Scientists Find Surprising Evidence of Rapid Changes in the Arctic
Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionMIT-WHOI graduate student Lauren Kipp and scientists have found surprising evidence of rapid climate change in the Arctic: In the middle of the Arctic Ocean near the North Pole, they discovered that the levels of radium-228 have almost doubled over the last decade.
How We Know It Was Climate Change
Noah S. Diffenbaugh | New York Times Sunday ReviewNew York Times Sunday Review examines connections between climate change and extreme weather events, siting a paper from Kerry Emanuel showing that heavy rainfall during storms like Hurricane Harvey are becoming increasingly common.
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