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Investing in tomorrow: Clean energy as the path to prosperity for all
On Earth Day 1993, I delivered the first major speech of my life. It was in New York City’s Bryant Park, kicking off a nationwide tour to rally opposition to the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
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Coastal resilience efforts cross city lines at Island End River in Chelsea and Everett
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Coastal resilience efforts cross city lines at Island End River in Chelsea and Everett
The Island End River cuts inland right at the line between Chelsea and Everett, following the municipal border for its 2,500-foot length.
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State campaign encourages individual climate action
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State campaign encourages individual climate action
Massachusetts state officials are touting programs that they say will help people of all income levels access bigger-ticket climate actions in a new campaign launched this month.
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At Moakley Park, redesign aims to protect neighborhoods, engage community
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At Moakley Park, redesign aims to protect neighborhoods, engage community
Joe Moakley Park in South Boston sits oceanside. Only a roadway and a stretch of sandy beach separate it from the crash of waves.
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At Tenean Beach, city, state pull from nature’s toolbox to address coastal flood paths
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At Tenean Beach, city, state pull from nature’s toolbox to address coastal flood paths
As a low-lying coastal city, Boston is at heightened risk for coastal flooding. To examine the challenges and opportunities of coastal resilience efforts, the Banner is digging into three sites along the metro-Boston shoreline where flooding could pose high risks and where solutions are being crafted to create new models for the future.
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New tree ordinance to protect urban canopy
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New tree ordinance to protect urban canopy
The cool green path of tree-lined Commonwealth Avenue cuts through Boston’s Back Bay. In the city’s southwest areas, tree-filled streets keep temperatures in neighborhoods like West Roxbury, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain low, providing relief and respite for residents. Compare that to low-tree areas in minority neighborhoods like Mattapan, Hyde Park, Roxbury and Dorchester.
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Opinion
Yes, Black people are tree-huggers too
New research published by the Brookings Institute last month shows that not only do Black Americans care about climate change, they care more than the average voter — and depending on where they live, sometimes far more.
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Overuse of road salt can be hazardous to environment, infrastructure, advocates say
New England environmental advocates are warning government officials and certain companies about the hazards of using too much salt to de-ice the roads.
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Hospitals mull their role in climate change
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Hospitals mull their role in climate change
Doctors urged to make connection between ailments and emissions
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To fight climate change, form coalitions and ‘be belligerent,’ panelists advise
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To fight climate change, form coalitions and ‘be belligerent,’ panelists advise
Coalitions are key and belligerence is necessary in the fight against climate change, panelists at a forum on climate change solutions advised.
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Pending bill would give community voice on climate change
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Pending bill would give community voice on climate change
A bill pending in the Massachusetts legislature that would establish funding to address climate change also aims to amplify the voices of community organizations.
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Pressley pushes for abortion access
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Pressley pushes for abortion access
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, along with colleagues in the House of Representatives, introduced legislation March 30 to federally codify protections for access to abortions nationwide. Keywords: Ayanna Pressley, women’s reproductive health, abortion access, environmental justice.
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