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Neighborhoods in Mass. could get more shade from trees under new climate bill

Tree canopies shading Massachusetts cities and towns could grow dramatically due to a new climate bill.

Alison Kuznitz - 05-05-2023

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Mobility could be transformed by 2035, with US car sales dropping 30%: report

By 2035, mobility in American cities could be transformed.

Michael Brady - 05-05-2023

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To spur geothermal heating and cooling, DOE funds 11 community-scale system design projects

A new DOE program designates funding to design geothermal heating and cooling.

Ysabelle Kempe - 05-05-2023

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States Look to Make Companies Take Responsibility for Hard-to-Recycle Packaging

As plastic piles up, bills that shift the financial cost of recycling to the producers are gaining traction.

Molly Bolan - 05-05-2023

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New Massachusetts climate change program to help municipalities

Climate resiliency is the focus of a new program in Massachusetts.

Brent Addleman - 04-28-2023

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Cambridge Residents and Activists Rally at City Hall for Green New Deal Proposal

More than 70 Cambridge residents and activists gathered in front of City Hall in support of Cambridge Green New Deal

Erika K. Chung and Emily L. Ding, Crimson Staff Writers - 04-28-2023

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Massachusetts City Tackles Building Decarbonization at Scale

This spring, Cambridge, Mass. is putting new force behind its efforts to decarbonize multi-family buildings.

Marigo Farr - 04-28-2023

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The No. 1 best U.S. city to live in is Cambridge, Massachusetts—see which other cities made the list

This month, Niche released its ranking of the best cities to live in America in 2023.

Celia Fernandez - 04-28-2023

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Low-carbon materials eligible for climate resilience, disaster recovery funding: FEMA

Communities and states that want to use low-carbon materials to prepare for disaster are receiving a funding boost

Ysabelle Kempe - 04-11-2023

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5 habits to build a sustainable future — without breaking the bank

It’s not only possible to make a difference with our individual decisions — it is vital.

Sarah Shemkus - 04-11-2023

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A neighborhood-by-neighborhood look at environmental justice in Boston

RADIO: A new report finds people of color are most impacted by the effects of climate change in the city.

Rob Lane & Tiziana Dearing - 04-11-2023

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Boston Moves to Implement Climate-Friendly Building Code

Boston is set to implement a new state climate-friendly building code to reduce the use of fossil fuels.

Kathryn Carley - 04-11-2023

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Greening roofs to boost climate resilience

Roofscapes, a startup founded by three MIT students, is planning to build green spaces on pitched roofs in Paris.

Zach Winn - 04-06-2023

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Cities Move to Protect Trees on Private Land

More local governments are considering ordinances that would make it harder to remove healthy trees.

Rachel Gottlieb - 04-06-2023

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Funding for Wildlife Crossings Now Available

The grants will help local governments prevent wildlife-vehicle collisions and improve connections between habitats.

Molly Bolan - 04-06-2023

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Massive study examines offshore wind’s impact on fishing, fisheries

A new federal study explores the impacts of offshore wind on fisheries and commercial fishermen.

Anastasia E. Lennon - 04-06-2023

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How cities can center equity in EV charging

Cities can work to ensure they roll out EV charging infrastructure equitably by listening and collaborating

Kalena Thomhave - 03-29-2023

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“Nature-based solutions” like trees and rain gardens can be cost-effective climate adaptations, advocates say

Momentum is building for land- and water-based infrastructure strategies.

Kalena Thomhave - 03-29-2023

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How Massachusetts’ new DEP commissioner will bring ‘transparency and equity’ to the agency

Bonnie Heiple, the state’s new Department of Environmental Protection commissioner, has a bold plan for MA.

Dharna Noor - 03-29-2023

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The Latest IPCC Report & What It Means For Massachusetts & Rhode Island

To reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or even 2040, we have to make considerable progress this decade.

Larry Chretien & Anna Vanderspek - 03-29-2023

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‘Heat-pump coaches’ help neighbors ditch fossil heat in Massachusetts

Since 2020, at least 14 heat-pump coaching programs have sprung up in Massachusetts

Alison F. Takemura - 03-29-2023

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$700M in Grants for Local EV Chargers Announced

The Biden administration opened up applications for $700 million in grants for local governments to install EV chargers

Daniel C. Vock - 03-24-2023

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The Right Way to Build Climate Change Resilience

The Inflation Reduction Act and others are offering all-too-rare opportunities for state and local governments.

Chip Kline and Simone Maloz - 03-24-2023

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How climate change is throwing off key timing for wildflowers and trees in spring

Climate change is altering spring growing conditions, and plant life is changing along with it.

PBS - 03-24-2023

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Climate activists in Boston call on big banks divest from fossil fuel companies

Activists took to the streets of Boston’s financial district to demand banks stop investing in fossil fuel companies.

Paula Moura - 03-24-2023

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The IPCC says we need to phase down fossil fuels, fast. Here’s how the US could do it.

A new report lists 10 policies to constrain polluting infrastructure and achieve key climate goals.

Joseph Winters - 03-24-2023

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Prioritizing Climate Resilience in United States Fisheries

The impacts of climate change are already apparent in U. S. offshore waters, creating challenges for fisheries

Reggie Paros - 02-28-2023

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Federal Transportation Funds Transform Local Communities

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law offers an unprecedented opportunity to leverage transportation infrastructure

Catherine Nagel - 02-28-2023

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Tired Of Being Told To ‘Adapt,’ An Indigenous Community Wrote Its Own Climate Action Plan

Long before anyone called this place northwest Montana or considered it a tourist destination, it sustained the tribes.

Carly Graf - 02-21-2023

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How the "electrify everything" movement went mainstream

One in five Americans now lives in an area that's trying to move buildings off fossil fuels

Emily Pontecorvo - 02-21-2023

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The Biden Administration Aims to Make EV Charging as Easy as Filling Up

The first comprehensive standards for public EV charging stations will help ensure reliability and accessibility.

Gabriela Aoun Angueira - 02-21-2023

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How To Build A Better Bike-Share Program

This story is part of the Cities + Solutions series, which chronicles inspiring climate initiatives in U.S. communities....

GABRIELA AOUN ANGUEIRA - 02-21-2023

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Exxon Shuts Down Algae Fuel Research Program

Exxon has pulled the plug on its green fuels from algae research after 15 years. Was it ever real or just a PR stunt?

Steve Hanley - 02-14-2023

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Attention nature lovers! Researchers need your help counting birds this weekend.

Look up this weekend to help count birds and document climate change during Audubon's Great Backyard Bird Count.      

Dinah Voyles Pulver - 02-14-2023

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Can Cities Eliminate Heat-Related Deaths? Phoenix Is Trying.

This story is part of the Cities + Solutions series, which first appeared in Grist’s climate solutions newsletter

Emma Loewe - 02-14-2023