exhaust2

Study quantifies premature deaths in Europe resulting from Volkswagen’s excess emissions

3 March, 2017

In September 2015, the German Volkswagen Group, the world’s largest car producer, admitted to having installed “defeat devices” in 11 million diesel cars sold worldwide between 2008 and 2015. The …

Continue Reading

Measuring exposure to pollution

1 September, 2016

What’s the best way to measure human exposure to urban pollution? Typically, cities do so by studying air-quality levels in fixed places. New York City, for example, has an extensive …

Continue Reading

Piston engine aircraft pose a health risk

26 August, 2016

They may seem innocuous enough, those small planes used for weekend getaways, flight training, small freight deliveries, and other civilian purposes. But collectively, the more than 167,000 piston-engine aircraft that comprise the …

Continue Reading

Singapore-MIT Environmental Solutions Hackathon

25 July, 2016

Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling, SMART, Singapore From July 5th-7th, students from MIT and National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and Singapore University of Technology and …

Continue Reading

sectoral0

Study quantifies US health impacts of Volkswagen emissions defeat devices

29 October, 2015

Volkswagen’s use of software to evade emissions standards in more than 482,000 diesel vehicles sold in the U.S. will directly contribute to 60 premature deaths across the country, a new …

Continue Reading

Air Transport Globe

New model calculates how air transport connects the world

11 July, 2015

Study finds one-stop flights are a big contributor to global connectivity. Every time you’ve seen a plane take off or land at a hub airport, you’ve seen the world growing …

Continue Reading

refinery

Study finds wider use of premium gasoline could save fuel, money

28 October, 2014

If the majority of light-duty vehicles in the United States ran on higher-octane gasoline, the automotive industry as a whole would reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 35 million tons …

Continue Reading

supersonicslider

LAE begins new NASA research on environmental impacts of supersonic aviation

20 October, 2014

MIT’s Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment is beginning a new research effort on the environmental impacts of a potential future fleet of supersonic aircraft. The research effort, funded by …

Continue Reading

plane-sunflowers-cropped

FAA awards $40 million to new Center of Excellence led by WSU and MIT

13 September, 2013

For Immediate Release FAA Press Release Contact: Holly Baker Phone: 609-485-6253 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected a …

Continue Reading

contrails4

Pacific flights create most amount of ozone

5 September, 2013

The amount of ozone created from aircraft pollution is highest from flights leaving and entering Australia and New Zealand, a new study has shown.  The findings, which have been published …

Continue Reading