Environment

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Trash Your Halloween Décor at Boston’s First-Ever “Pumpkin Smash”

So maybe you have a rotten, brownish-green pumpkin perched on your porch, or you’re already making room for Thanksgiving accents at your front door, or you’ve got […]

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Gypsy Moth Caterpillars Have Eaten a Third of the Massachusetts Forest Canopy

If our literature is to be believed, caterpillars are very, very hungry. And the state of Massachusetts has recently discovered how true that is. Gypsy […]

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How Reverend Mariama White-Hammond Is Bridging Boston’s Racial Divide

The Reverend Mariama White-Hammond grew up straddling Boston’s racial divide. Now, she’s hoping an environmental crisis can bring us all together.

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Climate Change Data Vanished from the EPA’s Website, So Boston Is Publishing It Instead

In the latest move from cities to undermine the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back climate protections, Boston has begun hosting EPA data on climate […]

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Brian Skerry, Shark Photographer, Wants Us to Stop Ruining the Ocean

Flip through Milford native Brian Skerry’s upcoming book of shark pictures, Shark, and you’ll see dozens of breathtaking images: an Australian Great White smashing its huge body through […]

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Marty Walsh Speaks Out on Trump’s Paris Climate Deal Decision

Update Thursday, June 1: After President Trump announced Thursday he would pull out of the Paris climate accord, Walsh blasted the move as “irresponsible,” adding, “I […]

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Winter Stings Boston’s Beehives with Unexpected Hive Deaths

Last summer, Jennifer Kolchinsky enjoyed sitting with her four-year-old daughter on their back deck in front of two beehives, watching their bees, full of pollen, […]

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Massachusetts’ Environment Is Under Much Greater Threat Than You Think

There’s no way around it, says Ken Kimmell, former head of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). The Trump administration’s planned cuts to the Environmental […]

Home & Property

Green Undercover: This Eco-Friendly House in Wellesley Fits Right In

ZeroEnergy Design creates an eco-friendly home that fits right into a traditional Wellesley neighborhood.

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Enviro Group to Reissue 1972 ‘Don’t Blame Me, I’m from Mass.’ Bumper Stickers

As President-elect Donald Trump appoints a white nationalist to his White House staff while mulling the addition of any number of lobbyists to his very […]

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Help Document the King Tides Around Boston

Right now, the ocean off Boston is creeping in as close to the city as it ever does. We’re in the midst of a watery phenomenon […]

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Obama Makes Ocean Off Cape Cod a Marine National Monument

Nearly 5,000 square miles of ocean off Cape Cod will be designated a marine national monument on Thursday, making it the first of its kind […]

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Should Boston #BantheBag?

Plastic bags. An environmentalist’s nightmare, they gum up recycling operations, are constantly getting stuck in sewer grates and trees, blow around neighborhoods on trash day, float […]

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The Storm Is Coming

Politicians and climate scientists know what needs to be done to save our city from impending doom. If only they would do it.

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Cambridge Among Four Districts to Begin Using Electric School Buses

For some Cambridge students, it won’t be a typical school bus rumbling down the street to pick them up for their fast-approaching first day of school—it will […]