Environment

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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 […]

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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 […]