Graduate students present at global mercury conference in Geneva

February 27, 2013

International negotiators will come together this week in Geneva, Switzerland for the fifth and final meeting to address global controls on mercury.  Ahead of the negotiations, researchers from MIT and Harvard University are calling for aggressive emissions reductions and clear public health advice to reduce the risks of mercury.  Noelle Selin, Assistant Profressor of Engineering Systems and Atmospheric Chemistry, will be bringing along with ten MIT graduate students to present recent scientific results to negotiators in Geneva.  The students attending are Leah Stokes (Environmental Policy and Planning), Danya Rumore (Environmental Policy and Planning), Philip Wolfe (Aeronautics and Astronautics), Amanda Giang (Technology and Policy), Ellen Czaika (Engineering Systems Division), Bethanie Edwards (MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography), Mark Staples (Technology and Policy), Alice Alpert (MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography), Julie van der Hoop (MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography), and Rebecca Saari (Engineering Systems).  Read the full story here.

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