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Inside Clean Energy: The Idea of Energy Efficiency Needs to Be Reinvented

Incremental gains are no longer good enough if the goal is to get carbon dioxide emissions to zero, a researcher argues....

Dan Gearino - 05-02-2022

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Bicycle Friendly States: Massachusetts Tops the List

Massachusetts is the best state for people on bikes, according to the 2022 Bicycle Friendly States.

James Brasuell - 05-02-2022

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Ending the sale of gas cars by 2030 was a radical idea. What changed?

7 factors driving the switch to electric vehicles.

Kate Yoder - 05-02-2022

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Warming Trends: Tracking Bird Migration in the Night Sky, Plus the Olympic Mountains’ Rapidly Shrinking Glaciers and a Podcast Focused on Florida’s Polluted Environment

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Wesibrod - 05-02-2022

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The Current Rate of Ocean Warming Could Bring the Greatest Extinction of Sealife in 250 Million Years

Warming, oxygen-starved seas could lead marine species to vanish at a rate matching the planet’s biggest extinction.

Bob Berwyn - 05-02-2022

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Warming Trends: Smelly Beaches in Florida Deterred Tourists, Plus the Dearth of Climate Change in Pop Culture and Threats to the Colorado River

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katlyn Weisbrod - 04-25-2022

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Want to Elect Climate Champions? Here’s How to Tell Who’s Really Serious About Climate Change

These tools and scorecards will help you find candidates truly committed to environmental issues.

Marianne Lavelle - 04-25-2022

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The ‘State of the Air’ in America Is Unhealthy and Getting Worse, Especially for People of Color

Millions more are breathing unhealthy air compared to just a few years ago, in large part due to climate change.

Kristoffer Tigue - 04-25-2022

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The new golden age of wildlife in New England - The Boston Globe

After a century of science-based wildlife management, our backyards are booming with animals.

Billy Baker - 04-18-2022

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Hold Virtual Climate Change Conference - CBS Boston

The "Climate Change & Health 2022" Symposium was co-hosted by Mass General's Center for the Environment and Health.

CBS Boston - 04-18-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: US Battery Storage Soared in 2021, Including These Three Monster Projects

Storage industry continues rapid growth despite rising costs. California leads the way.

Dan Gerino - 04-04-2022

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Warming Trends: How Urban Parks Make Every Day Feel Like Christmas, Plus Fire-Proof Ceramic Homes and a Thriller Set in Fracking Country

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 04-04-2022

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Boston ordinance would reduce carbon emissions more than 60% by 2050

Proponents call it the most significant plan to reduce emissions in the city’s history.

Natalie Gale - 03-28-2022

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Warming Trends: Lithium Mining’s Threat to Flamingos in the Andes, Plus Resilience in Bangladesh, Barcelona’s Innovation and Global Storm Warnings

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 03-28-2022

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Bridging the rural-urban energy-efficiency divide

Focusing on the climate pollutions from big cities keeps us blind to the energy burden in low-income communities.

Michelle Moore - 03-28-2022

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3 ways the circular economy is vital for the energy transition

From recycling to circular design, these strategies can create valuable and profitable opportunities, too.

James Pennington - 03-28-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: Here’s a Cool New EV, but You Can’t Have It

Buyers in Europe can get the new model later this year. But customers in the United States will need to wait until 2024....

Dan Gearino - 03-21-2022

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FERC Says it Will Consider Greenhouse Gas Emissions and ‘Environmental Justice’ Impacts in Approving New Natural Gas Pipelines

One gas advocate said the guidelines would make approvals for new pipelines “next to impossible.”

Zoha Tunio - 03-21-2022

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Warming Trends: Why Walking Your Dog Can Be Bad for the Environment, Plus the Sexism of Climate Change and Taking Plants to the Office

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, and developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 03-21-2022

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We need nature-positive solutions to address the climate crisis

Nature-based solutions and natural climate solutions leave too much room for greenwashing.

Daniel Zarin - 03-21-2022

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As the US Rushes After the Minerals for the Energy Transition, a 150-Year-Old Law Allows Mining Companies Free Reign on Public Lands

1872 law lets miners pay no royalties for minerals they dig from federal land and no restraints on their activities.

Jim Robbins - 03-14-2022

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Latest IPCC Report Marks Progress on Climate Justice

The new report includes more diverse voices and indigenous perspectives.

Bob Berwyn - 03-14-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: Three Charts to Help Make Sense of 2021, a Year Coal Was Up and Solar Was Way Up

Coal, wind and solar gained market share, while natural gas, hydropower and nuclear were down.

Dan Gearino - 03-14-2022

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Offshore wind is the future for Massachusetts

Offshore wind has a lot of potential in this New England state.

The Boston Globe - 03-07-2022

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Five things you can do to fight climate change right now

There are steps to try to lower carbon emissions, mitigate their own impacts, and call on their governments to do more.

The Boston Globe - 03-07-2022

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On climate change, there is no ‘try,’ only ‘do’

The good news is that we can still avoid the worst. There is a window of opportunity to implement meaningful action.

The Boston Globe - 03-07-2022

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For the First Time, Nations Band Together in a Move Toward Ending Plastics Pollution

UN resolution embraces broad definition of the problem that encompasses the life-cycle of plastics.

James Bruggers - 03-07-2022

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Warming Trends: Banning a Racist Slur on Public Lands, and Calculating Climate’s Impact on Yellowstone, Birds and Banks

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 03-07-2022

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A Battle Over Building Codes May Be The Most Important Climate Fight You’ve Never Heard Of

Big polluters tightened control over the nation’s building codes last year. Now a gas utility has stoked new fears.

Huffington Post - 03-07-2022

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Biden Could Score a Climate Victory in a Single Word: Plastics

With Biden’s ambitious climate agenda blocked in the Senate, there is an opportunity to address a global challenge.

James Bruggers - 02-28-2022

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IPCC issues ‘bleakest warning yet’ on impacts of climate breakdown

Report says human actions are causing dangerous disruption, and window to secure a livable future is closing.

The Guardian - 02-28-2022

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What does it mean to hold businesses accountable for climate change?

Accurately measuring and reporting on corporations' emissions remains a challenge.

Holly Secon - 02-28-2022

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21 solutions to make our economy more circular

Instead of producing more things, we must maximize the use of existing ones.

Giorgia Marino - 02-28-2022

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Environmental Roundtable: Boston's boom in green transportation, climate change and activism

Green transit gets a boost, with free bus lanes in Boston and millions funding EV charging stations around the state.

Under the Radar - 02-21-2022

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The SDG Connection: Alternative Transportation Modes

The purpose of the SDG Connection blog series is to illustrate that communities of all sizes can use frameworks like the...

Peter Lowitt, FAICP, Devens Enterprise Commission - 03-29-2022

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The SDG Connection: Nature-Based Solutions

The purpose of the SDG Connection blog series is to illustrate that communities of all sizes can use frameworks like the...

Peter Lowitt, FAICP, Devens Enterprise Commission - 03-01-2022

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The SDG Connection: Sustainable Business

With this blog we intend to highlight how communities of any size can utilize the Sustainable Development Guide to make ...

Peter Lowitt, FAICP, Devens Enterprise Commission - 02-10-2022

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The SDG Connection: Renewable Energy

The purpose of the SDG Connection blog series is to illustrate that communities of all sizes can use the Sustainable Dev...

Peter Lowitt, FAICP, Director, Devens Enterprise Commission - 01-31-2022

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The SDG Connection: Circular Economy

Welcome back to the SDG Connection blog series as we illustrate that what we do in Devens aligns with the United Nations...

Peter Lowitt, FAICP, Director, Devens Enterprise Commission - 11-29-2021

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The SDG Connection: Housing and Health in Devens

The purpose of the SDG Connection blog series is to illustrate how an individual community can use the United Nations Su...

Peter Lowitt, FAICP, Director, Devens Enterprise Commission - 10-27-2021

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The SDG Connection: Energy Efficient Buildings

The purpose of this SDG Connection blog series is to illustrate how communities like Devens can play an important role i...

Peter Lowitt, FAICP, Director, Devens Enterprise Commission - 09-30-2021

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The SDG Connection: Driving Electric

The purpose of this SDG Connection blog series is to illustrate how one community, Devens, Massachusetts, has applied EF...

Peter Lowitt, FAICP, Director, Devens Enterprise Commission - 09-07-2021

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The SDG Connection: Devens Forward and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

The Devens Forward Climate Action and Resilience Plan is aligned with the United Nation’s seventeen Sustainable De...

Peter Lowitt, FAICP, Director, Devens Enterprise Commission - 07-23-2021