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View Resource A Process-based Analysis of Methane Exchanges Between Alaskan Terrestrial Ecosystems and the Atmosph

Methane is a greenhouse gas that is less abundant than carbon dioxide, but has a much more potent effect. It is also a greenhouse gas that is often present in natural systems. Zhuang et al. used...

http://web.mit.edu/globalchange/www/MITJPSPGC_Rpt104.pdf
View Resource Absolute vs. Intensity-Based Emission Caps

As governments begin to consider regulation of greenhouse gases, many are turning to market-based initiatives. Such programs assign emitters a certain share of emissions, and allow them to trade for...

http://web.mit.edu/globalchange/www/MITJPSPGC_Rpt100.pdf
View Resource Aftertreatment of Diesel Vehicle Emissions Using Compact Plasmatron Fuel Converter-Catalyst Systems

Plasma Fuel Converters convert carbon fuel to rich hydrogen gas by electrifying fuel in an engine. This increases the efficient burning of the fuel, and reduces the resulting pollutants. This...

http://www.psfc.mit.edu/library1/catalog/reports/2000/00rr/0...
View Resource Are Cap-and-Trade Programs more Environmentally Effective than Conventional Regulation?

This paper explores the consequences of cap-and-trade policies, where the total air pollutant emissions of a whole set of polluters are limited, and they are allowed to trade among themselves for the...

http://web.mit.edu/ceepr/www/publications/workingpapers/2003...
View Resource Characteristics of Public Entrepreneurship Networks - MIT Environmental Technology and Policy Program

Professor Larry Susskind at MIT has pioneered the concept of Public Entrepreneurship Networks. This theory illustrates how government interacts with non-governmental institutions (industry,...

http://web.mit.edu/dusp/etpp/content/projects/pen.html#PEN-C...
View Resource Chisholm Lab at MIT: Resources on Phytoplankton

The Chisholm Lab at MIT has done groundbreaking work on the role of phytoplankton in ocean systems, including the discovery of a new species of phytoplankton, Prochlorococcus, found to be an abundant...

http://chisholmlab.mit.edu/
View Resource Cleanup!: A Hazardous Waste Cleanup Design Exercise

Cleanup! is an educational software package that allows students to learn about hazardous waste site characterization and remediation. The software models a contamination scenario that students can...

http://web.mit.edu/esp1/www/index.htm
View Resource Climate Prediction: The Limits of Ocean Models

Oceans play a significant role in the behavior of climate, and of simulated climate models. Models still do not precisely replicate the behavior of oceans, due to the lack of quantifiable data of...

http://web.mit.edu/globalchange/www/MITJPSPGC_Rpt106.pdf
View Resource Comparative Assessment of Fuel Cell Cars

A continuation of previous work, the study provides a comparative analysis of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to conventional internal combustion and hybrid engines, examining both life-cycle energy use...

http://www.bctia.org/files/PDF/hydrogen_fuel_cells/Comparati...
View Resource Design that Matters: Outreach*Education*Innovation for Sustainable Development

Design that Matters is a non-profit that grew out of projects at MIT to "help(s) underserved communities realize an improved quality of life by creating products and services that meet needs...

http://www.designthatmatters.org/
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