News, Events, and Lectures

December 1, 2023 - Interviewed for PBS News Hour article, "Mining is necessary for the green transition. Here’s why experts say we need to do it better." 

August 16, 2023 - Interviewed for Politico's E&E News article, "Water stress is on the rise — with cascading consequences worldwide." 

July 14, 2023 - Keynote speaker for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Florence Bascom Geoscience Center Science Day. Presentation title: "Can we mine our way out of climate change? Evaluating development and environmental justice in the clean energy transition."

May 8, 2023 - Interviewed by Ask MIT Climate: "How does the environmental impact of mining for clean energy metals compare to mining for coal, oil and gas?"

May 1, 2023 - Opinion in the ELI Environmental Forum's Debate: "How can the US safely mine minerals critical to a carbon-free economy?

March 1, 2023 - New journal article: "Mine ownership and community relations: Comparing hydrosocial dynamics of public and private companies in Chile." Resources Policy, 81. 

January 19, 2023 - Panelist on SAE Government/Industry Meeting session on "Electric Vehicle Batteries – Where Will They Come From?” 

October 18, 2022 - Speaker at MIT Latin America Office Conference, "Sustainability mining and energy: Resource challenges for the energy transition," Santiago, Chile. 

September 7-9, 2022 - MIT ESI hosts Conference on Mining, Environment, and Society

July 27, 2022 - Speaker at the American Geographical Society Conference, "Geography 2050: DC." 

July 21, 2022 - Interviewed by Ask MIT Climate: "Will mining the resources needed for clean energy cause problems for the environment?"

May 12, 2022 - MIT J-WAFS announces 2022 seed grant award for the project "Converging trends in climate change, mining, and agriculture: Analysis of hydrosocial relations over desalination and glaciers in Chile

May 2, 2022 - "MIT Research Slam showcases postdoc and PhD communication skills

December, 2021 - MIT Sloan Latin America Office (MSLAO) Seed Funds awarded for the research project "Climate change and mining in Chile: Hydrosocial relations over desalination and glaciers  

September, 2021 - New MIT Environmental Solutions White Paper by Odell on Mining, Water Resources, and Community Relations