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Can't put solar panels on your roof? You can join this NYC community solar farm

We’ve all heard how solar panels on your roof can help lower your electricity bills — and help the environment — but how can you get in on that if you rent an apartment or live somewhere that’s often in the shade? There is a solution: community solar...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 4:52pm

EPA administrator wants to limit grant money used for research

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt says scientists who are on the advisory board who have receives federal grants to conduct research could be removed from their roles in addition to another regulation placed on the amount of funding that goes to scientists for...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:35pm

Hurricane Maria forces Puerto Rico residents to swim from their homes

Only at times when a person is between life and death can he perhaps know the maximum strength and courage of the human being, grasping for the last breath in a struggle for survival. Hurricane Maria surprised Joseph Rivera, Haniff Mohammed and Isaac Baez on Wednesday morning at their residence in...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:13pm

New York's climate change efforts targeting buildings, city's biggest greenhouse gas emitters

The biggest cause of carbon emissions in New York is not the cars that clog the city streets, but the buildings that make up the iconic skyline — and to combat that, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday the first city-wide mandate to make buildings become more energy efficient. “...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:12pm

These are the worst hurricanes of all time

The wrath of hurricane season is upon us and after a few years of relative calm when it comes coastal storms, Mother Nature dealt two blows in the form of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, reminding the East Coast exactly what she can do. More than 100 people have died as a result of the two...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 2:50pm

Exxon Mobil 'misled' the public on climate change for over 40 years

Exxon Mobil, one of the world’s largest oil companies, made “explicit factual misrepresentations” about the dangers of climate change for 40 years, while simultaneously acknowledging the risks behind closed doors, a new Harvard University study finds. Two Harvard researchers...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:29pm

State announces new regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration has issued new regulations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts which target the natural gas distribution network, the transportation sector and the electric sector. The regulations announced out on Friday are the final steps that build...

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 1:16pm

Are the findings of the leaked climate change report surprising?

President Donald Trump has rejected evidence concerning climate change and human activity’s influence on it, but a report was leaked to the New York Times on Tuesday that concluded overwhelmingly that Americans are already experiencing climate change and that yes, “many lines of...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 4:46pm

Damning climate change report leaked amid fears Trump administration could suppress it

President Donald Trump has spent the first six months of his presidency pushing back against evidence that human activity accelerates climate change, and government scientists worry his administration could try to suppress a study that offers pretty irrefutable evidence to the contrary. The 545-...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 4:28pm

Boston, 400 other coastal communities could be flooded by 2100 due to climate change: Report

Whether or not you want to admit climate change is real, scientists say the effects of a warming climate are putting sea level rise into hyper drive — a new map predicts most coastal communities in the U.S. will be totally submerged under water by 2100 or at least see regular flooding as a...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 8:48am

Mass. voters would pay more money to reduce emissions: Poll

Three quarters of Massachusetts voters say they would favor spending an extra $10 per month on energy bills if it led to significant reductions in greenhouse gases, according to a WBUR poll publicized Wednesday. Less than two years ago, 58 percent of Bay State voters said they would like to pay...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 2:21pm

Richard Branson’s Run on Less to highlight US trucking industry's fuel, environmental efficiency

With the transportation sector as one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions, the trucking industry might be the last place you’d check for innovations moving toward clean energy. That’s why Sir Richard Branson, his Carbon War Room nonprofit and the North American Council for...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 5:06am

Boston creates website for climate change data removed from EPA's site

The city of Boston continues to be a champion for climate change action with a new website sharing information from the Environmental Protection Agency. Not long after President Donald Trump took office, the EPA began to remove data on climate change, including links to global warming research...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 11:36am

Conservation efforts bring back humpback whales

New Yorkers can expect more humpback whale sightings thanks to years of environmental clean-up efforts. “Because of the improvement of the water quality, algae and zooplankton have multiplied, giving good food for the menhaden [a small oily forager fish beloved by whales], which have...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 6:45pm

Protecting Boston's waterfront for future generations

After President Trump announced last week he would pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Mayor Marty Walsh assured Boston that the efforts here to curb the effects of climate change would continue undeterred. Climate protection efforts are crucial, Walsh said, to a...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 5:00am

Massachusetts governor noncommittal about joining states in climate alliance

Gov. Charlie Baker should enlist Massachusetts in a new coalition of states committed to carbon reduction efforts called for under the Paris agreement, according to a state senator from western Massachusetts. The governors of California, New York and Washington, all Democrats, launched the...

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 2:32pm

French president invites American scientists, 'responsible citizens' to go to France

French President Emmanuel Macron is trolling President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. Taking a jab at Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make American great again,” a mantra that has been echoed frequently since Trump took office in January,...

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

US to pull out of Paris climate agreement: President Trump

Updated 3:53 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017: President Donald Trump announced Thursday the United States will pull out of the Paris climate agreement, but indicated he would try to renegotiatiate a "better deal." "In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 4:55pm

Walsh urges Trump not to withdraw from Paris climate agreement

After reports surfaced on Wednesday that President Donald Trump is expected to officially withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, Mayor Marty Walsh said that the move would not deter Boston from continuing its own efforts to combat climate change. “The city of Boston...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 2:20pm

Harvard is updating a home from the 1920s to be 'ultra' energy efficient

Imagine a comfortable, livable home where you don’t have to turn on any electric lights during the day, where no heating or air conditioning system is required — yes, even in New England — and that it can do all that without producing any carbon emissions. This house will soon be...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:06am