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Feeling Overwhelmed About Going All-Electric at Home? Here’s How to Get Started

You can’t completely banish fossil fuels from your home in one fell swoop, but some achievable plays are within reach.

Dan Gearino - 10-04-2022

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The Pathway to 90% Clean Electricity Is Mostly Clear. The Last 10%, Not So Much

New paper suggests six different approaches for the difficult final steps necessary to get to a 100% carbon-free grid.

Dan Gearino - 09-26-2022

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Senate Votes to Ratify the Kigali Amendment, Joining 137 Nations in an Effort to Curb Global Warming

The binding agreement will almost immediately slow global warming and create domestic manufacturing jobs.

Phil McKenna - 09-26-2022

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Warming Trends: A Comedy With Solar Themes, a Greener Cryptocurrency and the Underestimated Climate Supermajority

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

Katelyn Weisbrod - 09-19-2022

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Remember That Coal Surge Last Year? Yeah, It’s Over

Renewables are now about 25 percent of U.S. electricity generation, leapfrogging coal.

Dan Gearino - 09-12-2022

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Banned Waste Filling Mass. Landfills, Incinerators, Says Environmental Report - NBC10 Boston

Massachusetts has only six landfills -- and almost all are due to reach capacity by 2030.

Sam Drysdale - 09-12-2022

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Warming Trends: Video Gamers Helping the Climate, a Big Advance for Lab-Grown Meat and Belabored Decisions May Bring Better Results, If Not More Happiness

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

Katelyn Weisbrod - 09-12-2022

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New England leaves changing earlier this year amid drought

Leaf-peeping season is fast approaching — even faster than usual due to an ongoing stretch of unusually dry weather.

John Bender - 09-06-2022

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Warming Trends: Climate Insomnia, the Decline of Alpine Bumblebees and Cycling like the Dutch and the Danes

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

Katelyn Weisbrod - 09-06-2022

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Warming Trends: Bill Nye’s New Focus on Climate Change, Bottled Water as a Social Lens and the Coming End of Blacktop

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

Katelyn Weisbrod - 08-29-2022

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With COP27 Approaching, Cities Like Philadelphia Are ‘Powerful Tools’ for Climate Adaptation

The annual climate talks will focus on protecting people and places from the growing threat of extreme weather events.

Kiley Bense - 08-29-2022

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The New US Climate Law Will Reduce Carbon Emissions and Make Electricity Less Expensive, Economists Say

Research shows consumers are paying too much for electricity, given the carbon cost of the power now on the grid.

Marianne Lavelle - 08-22-2022

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Warming Trends: Heat Indexes Soar, a Beloved Walrus is Euthanized in Norway, and Buildings Designed To Go Net-Zero

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

Katlyn Weisbrod - 08-22-2022

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US communities are mapping heat islands to boost climate resilience - Phys.org

The phenomenon is becoming more and more dangerous because of the global climate crisis.

Lucie Aubourg - 08-22-2022

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Warming Trends: Sports and Climate Change in Texas, a Community Housing Project Named after Rachel Carson and an E-Bike Conversion Kit for Your Bicycle

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

Kateyln Weisbrod - 08-15-2022

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Baker signs major climate bill into law

A huge climate win.

Boston Globe - 08-15-2022

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Can Wolves and Beavers Help Save the West From Global Warming?

A regional rewilding network would help capture carbon, boost water supplies and protect against flooding and drought.

Bob Berwyn - 08-15-2022

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Deep in the Democrats’ Climate Bill, Analysts See More Wins for Clean Energy Than Gifts for Fossil Fuel Business

Provisions on EVs, methane, industrial and agriculture policy add up to big emissions cuts.

Marianne Lavelle, Dan Gearino, Georgina Gustin, Phil McKenna - 08-08-2022

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Weekend forecast: As sweltering temps keep up, Boston could see a 6-day heat wave - WBUR News

The high on Thursday broke the daily record after hitting 98 degrees.

Danielle Noyes - 08-08-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: What’s Hotter than Solar Panels? Solar Windows.

Researchers and startups are moving forward with plans for windows that generate electricity.

Dan Gearino - 08-01-2022

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How Is the Jet Stream Connected to Simultaneous Heat Waves Across the Globe?

Scientists are racing to understand the changing shape of the air currents.

Leslie Hook - 08-01-2022

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Millions Swelter As Heat Wave Shatters Temperature Records Across Northeast

“The ‘Dog Days of Summer’ are unquestionably here,” the Weather Prediction Center said.

Nick Visser - 07-25-2022

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All of Massachusetts is officially in a drought

State says it’s time to start getting serious about water conservation.

Miriam Wasser - 07-25-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: Did You Miss Me? A Giant Battery Storage Plant Is Back Online, Just in Time for Summer

California hit a new high for battery storage use, thanks to plants like the one at Moss Landing.

Dan Gearino - 07-25-2022

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Warming Trends: The Tokyo Olympics’ Reduced Carbon Footprint, a Fin Whale Feeding Frenzy and the Tech Guru Who’s Trying to Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth

A column highlighting studies, innovations, and other development from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 07-17-2022

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Massachusetts hospitals are joining the climate fight

Half of all hospitals signed a White House pledge to cut emissions 50% by 2030 and reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Dharna Noor - 07-17-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: Some EVs Now Pay for Themselves in a Year

Evs are now a better deal than gas cars, due to much lower fuel and maintenance costs and a $7,500 tax credit.

James Pothen - 07-17-2022

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Summer heat waves are here — how to prepare and stay cool

At least 65 million Americans experienced temps above 100 degrees in the past month.

TARA YARLAGADDA - 07-12-2022

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In Climate-Driven Disasters, Older People and the Disabled Are Most at Risk. Now In-Home Caregivers Are Being Trained in How to Help Them

Program offers tools and training to caregivers, who often find themselves on the front lines of natural disasters.

Katie Rodriquez - 07-12-2022

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Vertical farming provides alternative way to grow produce

With temperatures 5-15 degrees above average, farming across the U.S. has been especially impacted.

NBC News - 07-12-2022

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Warming Trends: Carbon-Neutral Concrete, Climate-Altered Menus and Olympic Skiing in Vanuatu

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

Katelyn Weisbrod - 07-12-2022

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Natural Gas Samples Taken from Boston-Area Homes Contained Numerous Toxic Compounds, a New Harvard Study Finds

Almost all contained a carcinogen. Studies underway to see if homeowners are exposed to toxins when cooking with gas.

Hannah Loss - 06-30-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: Yes, There Are Benefits of Growing Broccoli Beneath Solar Panels

Shade from solar panels leads to a brighter green color for broccoli, reduced evaporation and more income for farmers.

Dan Gearino - 06-30-2022

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These Clergy Are Bridging the Gap Between Religion and Climate

A Rabbi and a Protestant minister offer suggestions for how to engage congregations to solve the climate crisis.

James Bruggers - 06-30-2022

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Charlie Baker, East Coast govs team up with Biden to boost wind

Governor Baker sees this as a big move for local wind industry,

Boston Herald. - 06-27-2022

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Sustainability Spotlight on Parker Hannifin.

Devens Forward  Sustainable Business Spotlight Blog: September Devens is known for its commitment to innovatio...

PETER LOWITT, FAICP, DIRECTOR, DEVENS ENTERPRISE COMMISSION - 08-15-2022

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Devens Sustainable Business Spotlight: Republic

Devens Forward  Devens Sustainable Business Spotlight: Republic   Devens is known for its commitment to i...

PETER LOWITT, FAICP, DIRECTOR, DEVENS ENTERPRISE COMMISSION - 07-14-2022

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The SDG Connection: Engagement and Collaboration

The actions in the Devens Forward Climate Action and Resilience Plan that focus on promoting engagement and regional col...

PETER LOWITT, FAICP, DIRECTOR, DEVENS ENTERPRISE COMMISSION - 06-14-2022

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The SDG Connection: Community Preparedness

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

Peter Lowitt, FAICP, Director, Devens Enterprise Commission - 05-06-2022

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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