EC.719 | Spring 2019 | Undergraduate

D-Lab: Water, Climate Change, and Health

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In the News

Climate & Climate Change

Graebur, David. “If Politicians Can’t Face Climate Change, Extinction Rebellion Will.The New York Times. May 1, 2019. 

Harder, Amy. “The Key to Unlocking Wind and Solar: Making It Last.” Axios. April 29, 2019.

Knight, Sam. “The Uncanny Power of Greta Thunberg’s Climate-Change Rhetoric.The New Yorker. April 24, 2019.

Goodell, Jeff. “Welcome to the Age of Climate Migration.Rolling Stone. February 28, 2018.

Albeck-Ripka, Livia. “How Six Americans Changed Their Minds About Global Warming.The New York Times. February 21, 2018.

Myers, Ben and Erica Lusk. “Rising Threat.The Chronicle of Higher Education. December 6, 2017. 

Gertner, Jon. “Is It O.K. to Tinker With the Environment to Fight Climate Change?The New York Times. April 18, 2017. 

Harvey, Chelsea. “A Landmark Climate Lawsuit Against Trump is Scheduled for Trial Next Year. Here’s What to Expect.” The Washington Post. July 5, 2017.

Jones, Nicola. “How the World Passed A Carbon Threshold and Why It Matters.Yale Environment 360. January 26, 2017.

Gillis, Justin. “2015 Was Hottest Year in Historical Record, Scientists Say.” The New York Times. January 20, 2016. 

Water & Oceans

Abel, David. “Rising Seas Made the Latest Storm Surges More Potent, and Newly Discovered Records Help Prove It.Boston Globe. March 8, 2018.

Calma, Justine. “Hurricane Maria Hit Women in Puerto Rico the Hardest. And They’re the Ones Building it Back.” Grist. March 8, 2018.

Hardy, Devon. “Hydroelectric Power and the Water-Energy Nexus.” IWA. December 22, 2017.

Myers, Ben and Erica Lusk. “Rising Threat.The Chronicle of Higher Education. December 6, 2017. 

Kolbert, Elizabeth. “The Siege of Miami.The New Yorker. December 13, 2015.


Senthilingam, Meera. “Depression, Anxiety, PTSD: The Mental Impact of Climate Change.CNN. March 14, 2017.

Kristof, Nicholas. “Why 2017 May Be the Best Year Ever.The New York Times. January 21, 2017. 


Blain, Loz. “‘World’s First Working Thermal Battery’ Promises Cheap, Eco-Friendly, Grid-Scalable Energy Storage.” New Atlas. April 1, 2019.

Childers, Linda. “How VR Enhances the Business School Experience.U.S. News & Reports. March 28, 2019.

Strickland, Ashley. “After 15 years, the Mars Opportunity Rover’s Mission Has Ended.CNN. February 14, 2019.

Forestry & Agriculture

Moomaw, William. “To Curb Climate Change, We Need to Protect and Expand US Forests.The Conversation. May 8, 2017.

US Senator for Maine Angus King. “Collins, King, Klobuchar Biomass Amendment Passes Senate,” press release. February 3, 2016. 

New England

Saxe, Rebecca. “Beyond the Classroom: Learning from Students.MIT Faculty Newsletter 25, no. 5 (2013).  


Preston, Douglas. “The Day the Dinosaurs Died.The New Yorker. March 29, 2019. 

Friedman, Thomas. “The Other Arab Spring.The New York Times. April 7, 2012.

Choi, Charles. “Comets: Facts About The ‘Dirty Snowballs’ of Space.” October 24, 2007.

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