Featured Stories

  • Featured Stories, MIT, News, WHOI | March 31, 2017

    Embrace Who You Are: One Latina Scientist’s Brave Journey in STEM

    MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Gabi Serrato Marks profiles her colleague, Gabriela Farfan, about her dream of becoming a mineralogist and her experiences with culture and identity along the way.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News, WHOI | March 30, 2017

    Institute Award for the Love of Marine Chemistry

    MIT-WHOI student Lauren Kipp to receive a Graduate Teaching Award
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | March 27, 2017

    Tiny Bacterium Provides Window into Whole Ecosystems

    Ubiquitous marine organism has co-evolved with other microbes, promoting more complex ecosystems.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | March 24, 2017

    Storied Women of MIT: Pauline Morrow Austin

    Storied Women of MIT is a series of 60-second historical profiles of MIT students, researchers, and staff that demonstrates the role of women at the Institute from its founding to today.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | March 24, 2017

    Global Trekker

    “This work has allowed me to see most of the world.” Geologist Oliver Jagoutz scales mountains to gain tectonic insights.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | March 23, 2017

    Corals Die as Global Warming Collides with Local Weather in the South China Sea

    New research highlights the devastation caused when global-scale ocean warming interacts with short-lived weather anomalies, and adds urgency to the question of how reefs will fare through the end of this century.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI - Oceanus | March 21, 2017

    Understanding Ocean Changes

    The story of a unique partnership between commercial fishermen and scientists.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | March 20, 2017

    Worm-Inspired Material Strengthens, Changes Shape in Response to its Environment

    A bio-inspired gel material developed at MIT could help engineers control movements of soft robots.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | March 10, 2017

    Exploring Ancient Ocean Acidification in the Rock Record

    Scientists studying Earth's ancient oceans use a new method to measure ocean acidification and its effect on extinction events.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | March 6, 2017

    Underwater Mountains Help Ocean Water Rise from Abyss

    Turbulence from seafloor topography may explain longstanding question about ocean circulation.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | March 2, 2017

    Taking Earth’s Inner Temperature

    A new WHOI study suggests the mantle -- the mostly solid, rocky part of Earth's interior that lies between its super-heated core and its outer crustal layer -- may be hotter than previously believed.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | February 23, 2017


    A new online publication from MIT reports on exciting climate science research at MIT. We focus on climate as a fundamental science, but occasionally comment on climate action and policy at MIT and climate research occurring elsewhere.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | February 20, 2017

    PAOC Faculty Promotions

    Congratulations to Michael Follows and David McGee for their recent promotions, recognizing their achievements and contributions to the department.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | February 7, 2017

    Aerocene Soars at the 47th World Economic Forum Meeting

    Climate-conscious sculptures influence world perspectives in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | February 6, 2017

    Faculty Promotions

    The Executive Committee of the Corporation has approved the promotion of Michael Follows to Full Professor and David McGee to Associate Professor (effective July 2017.)
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | February 1, 2017

    Transparent, Gel-based Robots Can Catch and Release Live Fish

    Made from hydrogel, robots may one day assist in surgical operations, evade underwater detection.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | January 31, 2017

    How the smallest, most abundant bacteria inspired a children’s book series

    Institute Professor Penny Chisholm teams up with author and illustrator Molly Bang to write environmental children’s book series.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | January 31, 2017

    Atmospheres, Oceans and Planetary Studies on Display at AGU

    Over the week of December 12th, members of MIT’s PAOC attended the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) 49th annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
  • Featured Stories, MIT News, News | January 30, 2017

    Explained: Greenhouse gases

    Carbon dioxide isn’t the only one that matters, and the gases vary widely in potency and duration. By David L. Chandler | MIT News Office When hearing the words “greenhouse gas,” most people think immediately of carbon dioxide. This is indeed the greenhouse gas that is currently producing the greatest impact on the Earth’s rapidly changing … Continue reading Explained: Greenhouse gases
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | January 30, 2017

    Solomon is 2017 National Academy of Sciences Medalist

    Susan Solomon, the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive the 2017 National Academy of Sciences, Arthur L. Day Prize and Lectureship.
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