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The geologic record shows that sea level is dynamic. 3 million years ago it was as much as 30 meters higher than it is today. There is increasing evidence from Antarctica and Greenland that very large glacial tracks will move into the...

David A. Radue April 30, 2015
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Big changes are coming to urban transit and MIT could take a lead role in moving the world to a green transit system -- and away from cars.  A bill -- S.1837 -- is now in the joint Transportation Committee and passing it into law would...

Mike Stanley, TransitX, Move To Zero bill April 28, 2015
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I think the best way to make an impact is to keep climate change on the forefront of people's minds throughout the day so they can no longer ignore it. We can do this by making the MIT campus more sustainable. We should ban plastic bags...

Aliza Abraham April 28, 2015
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Consider more sustainable options as alternatives to paper towels, which are widely used in MIT's academic buildings.

Julia E Page April 28, 2015
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One thing that I've found a little disheartening about MIT in relation to climate change is that there's not as much interest or activism on campus as one might hope, given our status as a leading scientific institution.

I think...

Rose Lenehan April 28, 2015
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MIT has tremendous expertise in nuclear energy. We also have the multidisciplinary skills needed to turn nuclear research on paper or in the laboratory into a functional system. MIT could partner with Transatomic and others to develop...

David A. Radue April 28, 2015
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Years ago there was a salvage room in A1. You could go there for a random power supply you needed for a project. Eventually that room got taken over by another group. Then it moved down to D1 which wasn't as easy to get to, but it...

Erik S. Wile April 27, 2015
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We know what equipment folks [labs] own. We may not initially know how much power each individual item takes, but we might be able to generalize based on category, and take measurements of specific pieces to get a better sense. We could...

Erik S. Wile April 27, 2015
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Some folks' justification for leaving their computers on 24x7 is that they might need to remote in to their computer after hours. If the default supported IT configuration was to have Wake On Lan enabled, and have machines hibernate to...

Erik S. Wile April 27, 2015
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Sure there are some things that need to be left on 24x7. Possibly even some things that need to be up weeknights but might as well be off on the weekends. Make everyone justify if their equipment [desktop pc, server, lab signal...

Erik S. Wile April 27, 2015
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