Environment

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‘Concerned Scientists’ Warn Climate Change Will Take Out Boston Landmarks

An independent group of scientists released a report this week that warns officials that historic Boston neighborhoods and landmarks are at risk of being destroyed by […]

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Brings His Climate Change Message to Fenway Park

Some of the key players on climate change policy in the Obama administration come from Boston, and two of them—Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Environmental […]

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Environmentalists: Stay the ‘Frack’ Out of Massachusetts

Environmentalists want energy companies to mind their fracking business when it comes to Massachusetts. On Thursday, in an effort to push legislation that would place […]

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Bad Vibes in Kingston, Mass.

Clean, green wind power might be our best weapon against climate change. So why do some people say it’s their worst nightmare?

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Governor Deval Patrick Outlines New Climate Change Plans

Massachusetts is beefing up protections for residents prone to flooding and extreme weather conditions due to climate change, so they can better prepare and cope […]

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Environmental League of Massachusetts Has an Intense Vision of Boston After the Next Superstorm

On the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, a non-profit environmental group released a series of alarming images showing what Boston landmarks could look like in […]

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Harvard Reacts to Its Divestment Decision

Harvard President Drew Faust’s decision not to divest the school’s endowment from fossil fuel companies late last week has prompted interesting reactions both in support […]

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The Open Letter Campaign Calls Out International Leaders For ‘Failing to Address Climate Change’

Print isn’t dead, and apparently it’s still the best way to get a message to political leaders across the country. That’s at least according to […]

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Citizens Disconnect: And They Call John Kerry Environmental

With the Citizens Connect app and website, Boston allows its residents to take a picture of a problem, send it to the city along with their precise location, […]

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Cape Cod’s Seal Problem

The population of gray seals on the Cape has exploded in recent years. Is it time to cull the herd?

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Climate Change in The Boston Phoenix’s Final Issue

The Boston Phoenix uploads its final issue (online only) this week, leading with a piece by climate change activist Bill McKibben explaining why he’s pushing […]

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Boston In the Year 2100 Looks Really … Wet

Had Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge hit Boston during high tide five and a half hours earlier, large portions of these neighborhoods would’ve been flooded with […]

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Curse You, Yellowpages

Few things fill me with as much yuppie rage as the sight of a brand new stack of phonebooks sitting on my front porch. Sure, […]

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Spring is Arriving Nearly a Month Early

The marsh marigold, appearing at a brook near you, soon! (Photo via Flickr/wackybadger) Dear children and elementary school science teachers: Your rhyme is dead. In […]

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Styrofoam Banned in Boston?

Is the city about to make the polystyrene foam containers illegal?