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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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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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EPA ‘Justice40’ grants target grassroots efforts
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EPA ‘Justice40’ grants target grassroots efforts
Three local New England nonprofits are teaming up to distribute federal funds in a streamlined process to meet the needs of grassroots community-based organizations focused on environmental justice and climate issues.
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Local News
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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Opinion
Steel mills can steal from the least powerful
U.S. Steel gave birth to Gary, Indiana, in 1906. The city, named after a chairman of the corporation’s board, started as housing for steelworkers. The Gary Works opened in 1908 and for most of the 20th century was the largest steel mill in the world. It’s still the largest in this country.
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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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Garden program blooms at Boston’s public schools
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Garden program blooms at Boston’s public schools
For teacher Cora Carey, the garden beds that appeared at the end of September outside of the kindergarten classrooms at Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School in Roxbury were almost miraculous.
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City, state move toward green affordable housing
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City, state move toward green affordable housing
For 20 currently unhoused families, a new development in Dorchester will offer permanent supportive housing. It also represents another step to make affordable housing across the state more environmentally friendly.
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Mattapan ‘urban wild’ slated for restoration
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Mattapan ‘urban wild’ slated for restoration
The planned restoration of Mattahunt Woods in Mattapan will be designed to maintain habitat for plants and wildlife, while improving community access to the green space, city officials said.
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EPA gives the Neponset River mixed grades
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EPA gives the Neponset River mixed grades
An annual report from the Environmental Protection Agency this month provided mixed results on the water quality in the Neponset River, which borders Mattapan and part of Dorchester.
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What to expect from the Biden/Harris administration
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What to expect from the Biden/Harris administration
Starting on the night of his inauguration, Joe Biden signed 30 executive orders within the first three days of his presidency. They’re meant to fulfill promises he made while campaigning, assist the fight against COVID-19 and reverse a number of Donald Trump’s actions.
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Working toward equity in climate change solutions
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Working toward equity in climate change solutions
As the City of Boston moves ahead toward its environmental goal of carbon-neutrality, a city department has launched a program to make sure climate change preparation and activism is being made accessible to Boston’s residents of color.
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