Environment

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Brookline Banned Plastic Bags, But Why Not Tax Them Instead?

“Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?” – Katy Perry, queen of similes. (Photo credit: Kate Ter Haar via Flickr) Brookline’s Town Meeting voted […]

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Wen Stephenson: It's Time for Journalists To Cover Climate Change Like a Crisis

Wen Stephenson: It’s Time for Journalists To Cover Climate Change Like a Crisis. Stephenson, a former editor at the Globe, editor at The Atlantic, senior […]

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Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

The Great Pumpkin Float (Photo via Flickr/AnubisAbyss) Festival First Annual Faneuil Hall Marketplace Street Theater Festival Finally! An opportunity to spend the weekend with the […]

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Nothing Makes Us Embrace Autumn Like Finding 20 Foot Great White Shark in Chatham

Officials just closed a Chatham beach after hunters found and tagged a 20-foot great white shark. To put that in perspective, the largest great white […]

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Brookline Could Ban Foam Plastic

Styrofoam container photo via Shutterstock   The march against the single-use lifestyle continues. Last week, the Attorney General certified that Concord’s ban on the sale […]

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Concord's Ban of Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles Is a Go

Water bottle photo via Shutterstock So begins a great experiment to rid the Commonwealth of plastic water bottles. The Attorney General recently certified Concord's bottle […]

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Concord's Ban of Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles Is a Go

Water bottle photo via Shutterstock So begins a great experiment to rid the Commonwealth of plastic water bottles. The Attorney General recently certified Concord’s bottle […]

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What Mitt Romney and Honey Boo Boo Have in Common

the single most gob-smacking attack on reality was the contempt Mitt Romney showed for science.

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Why Does the GOP Still Ignore Climate Change?

Hurricane Isaac. (Photo via Flickr/NASA Goddard Photo and Video) With Hurricane Isaac hammering Louisiana with 80 mile-per-hour winds, you would think the Republican Party might […]

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Updated: How Many Clams Are Dead Clams Worth?

Littleneck photo by jessica.dailey on Flickr.   No, that’s not some phrase from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Clams Chest. It’s the basis of a […]

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Drama Over Energy Bill on Beacon Hill

Photo by TheCLF on Flickr   Largely due to one provision he has lobbied for within the bill “An Act Relative to Competitively Priced Electricity […]

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Boston's Beaches Are Now Slightly Less Nasty

Carson Beach photo by BostonPhotoSphere on Flickr   The bad news: It’s going to be hotter today than a pot full of lobster. The good […]

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Boston's Beaches Are Now Slightly Less Nasty

Carson Beach photo by BostonPhotoSphere on Flickr   The bad news: It’s going to be hotter today than a pot full of lobster. The good […]

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Boston's Beaches Are Now Slightly Less Nasty

Carson Beach photo by BostonPhotoSphere on Flickr   The bad news: It’s going to be hotter today than a pot full of lobster. The good […]

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What Good Is Environmentalism?

The future and past of Boston, as drawn by John Bonner’s in 1722. I’ll admit it: Ever since I was a really little kid I’ve […]