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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 […]

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State Launches $2 Million Program to Test Schools’ Water for Lead

The state has launched an expansive new effort to ensure that every school in Massachusetts can test its water for lead, after high levels were […]

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MIT Climate Change Activists End Sit-in After 116 Days

Like most MIT students, Ben Scandella did the math. “I estimate that I’ve sat between 550 and 600 hours,” says Scandella, a spokesman for Fossil […]

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Canadian Ice Seals Are Vacationing on the North and South Shores

Ice seals are swimming down from Nova Scotia and turning up on the Massachusetts coastline. They are, by all accounts, adorable. The New England Aquarium’s marine […]

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General Electric, EPA Tussle over Long-Polluted Western Mass. River

Update: Tuesday, 9:45 p.m. GE spokesman Dave Lurie has provided the following statement: GE is committed to a common-sense solution for the Housatonic that is […]

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UMass Foundation to Divest $770 Million Endowment from Coal Companies

Climate change activists scored a major victory Thursday, as the UMass Foundation announced it would divest its UMass Foundation to Divest $770 Million Endowment From […]

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How MIT’S Divestment Protesters Spent Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, they ate pie in MIT’s corridor of power. They greeted supporters from Seattle, welcomed parents from San Francisco, and exchanged pleasantries with university […]

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All About Superfund Sites in Massachusetts

Everything you need to know about Superfunds in Mass.

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Report from AG Healey Finds No Need for Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion

Attorney General Maura Healey struck at energy giant Kinder Morgan in the escalating battle over the company’s plan to aggressively expand natural gas pipelines throughout […]

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MIT Will Not Divest from Fossil Fuels

On Wednesday, MIT President Rafael Reif released details on the institution’s highly anticipated five-year plan to address climate change. Perhaps the biggest surprise among climate […]

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This Is What Boston Might Look Like After 2100 at Varying Carbon Pollution Levels

To be quite frank, we’re in a lot of trouble. Earlier this week, nonprofit news organization Climate Central released a new map tool, accompanied by a […]

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Fossil Fuel Holdings Cost State Pension Fund Half a Billion Dollars

Investments in coal, oil, and gas companies cost the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Trust $521 million last year, or nearly $10 million a week, according […]

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Hey Mayor Walsh: Put a Few of These in City Hall Plaza

Mayor Marty Walsh has spent his first two years in office tinkering with City Hall Plaza, a polarizing monument to brutalism that runneth over with […]

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Ahead of MIT Climate Change Plan, Activists Appeal One More Time

With the fall semester officially underway, environmental activists have their eyes set on MIT. In the coming weeks, university president Rafael Reif is poised to […]