Cape Cod Times Features NECAP Risk Assessment

Apr 04, 2014. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

NECAP's Barnstable risk assessment, published in March of 2014, was featured in April 4th's Cape Cod Times.  The risk assessment is one of several individual risk assessments NECAP produced for the New England region.  The risk assessments are designed as scientific and political tools to help define the risks of climate change to individual communities and to present salient points from which collabraotive adaption planning can be built.

MIT Wins Energy Competition (Twice!) (Again!!)

Mar 31, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

A team of eight MIT undergraduate and graduate students won two awards in this year’s U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Case Competition, out of more than 150 students from across the country. The win means MIT students have taken home not just one, but two, prizes from the competition each of the three years it has taken place.

Danya Rumore named a 2014 Global Fellow

Mar 11, 2014. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Danya Rumore has been selected for the 2014 Global Fellows Program. The Global Fellows Program, a collaboration between MIT and Imperial College London, trains PhD students to create, sustain, and lead successful international research collaborations. Through presentations, interactive work and hands-on activities, PhD students from both schools will develop professional skills required to launch and manage a successful research career.

2013 Judges' Choice Award for Enabling Adaptation Contest

Mar 11, 2014. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

In the autumn of 2012, the Climate CoLab opened up 18 contests, each focused on a challenge the world is facing as we confront climate change. By June 15, nearly 400 proposals had been submitted from around the world, by non-profits, entrepreneurs, scholars and climate experts, students, business people, and concerned citizens. Proposals championed new technologies, community projects, online apps and websites, marketing strategies, business ideas, and government initiatives.

JoAnn Carmin: helping cities plan for climate change

Feb 18, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

A recent installment of MIT News "3 Questions"  by Peter Dizekes features DUSP Professor JoAnn Carmin on helping cities plan for climate change.  Visit the MIT News site to read her answers to the following questions:

DUSP NECAP Project Featured in ecoRI News

Jan 09, 2014. Posted by Ezra Glenn

The online ecoRI News site article "Climate-Change Games" feautres an in-depth report on the progress of the New England Climate Adaptation Project (NECAP) — a partnership between the DUSP/MIT's Science Impact Collaborative, the Consensus Building Institute and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.  As the article describes, NECAP is collaborating with four at-risk coastal New England communities to assess local

EPP alum Eric Mackres is doing some exciting work with the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy!

Sep 18, 2013. Posted by Zenab Tavakoli

EPP alum Eric Mackres is doing some exciting work with the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy!

Judy Layzer named Director of Martin Fellows

Aug 29, 2013. Posted by Eran Ben-Joseph

Judy Layzer will be taking over as director of the MIT Martin Family Society of Fellows for Sustainability, a program supporting a multi-disciplinary research of environmental sustainability at the graduate level.  Martin Fellows are dedicated to a collaborative approach to the critical issues associated with environmental sustainability.

Examining Large-Scale Irrigation

Aug 21, 2013. Posted by Ezra Glenn

An MIT team is providing new understanding of the growing interconnections among three critical resources: energy, water and food. The work focuses on Pakistan's Indus Basin, where irrigation water is increasingly pumped from underground, a practice that is intensifying a preexisting shortage of energy.