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Five ways scientists can make soil less dirty

It may be hard to imagine, but soil gets dirty. Soil can become contaminated with oil, grease, heavy metals or pesticides through urban and agricultural runoff as well as industrial spills or precipitation.

dateMay 24, 2016 in Environment
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Carbon pricing under binding political constraints

In a new working paper titled "Carbon pricing under binding political constraints," MIT Institute for Data, Systems and Society doctoral candidate Jesse Jenkins and Sloan School of Management Assistant Professor Valerie Karplus ...

dateMay 24, 2016 in Environment
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Designing cities to combat climate change

Urban planners can take steps to reduce the heat cities may experience from climate change, but there would be other consequences and tradeoffs to consider, according to a study at Purdue University.

dateMay 24, 2016 in Environment
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