Massachusetts

Artist's rendering of Fenway Park underwater (ELM Action Fund)

Fragile Fenway: Climate Change Puts Historic Red Sox Ballpark at Risk

The World Series returns to Fenway Park tonight with the Boston Red Sox leading the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2. I live in Fairhaven, MA and I’m blogging right now with …

The Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy

One Year after Hurricane Sandy, Clean Energy Leaders Plan Big Solutions for the Year Ahead

You know that feeling – equal parts daunting and exhilarating – that you get when you see or meet the champions of your cause, the experts of your favorite field? …

Shut Down Brayton Point rally, Summer 2013 (flicker/350.org)

New England’s Dirtiest Power Plant to Shut Down! What’s Next?

There are certain moments along this road toward a clean and responsible energy future – moments that make the climb feel a little less steep. On Monday, Massachusetts gave us …

(flickr/Hiroyuki Takeda)

Clean, Smart, and Cheaper than Coal: New England’s Wind Power Decisions Keep Getting Easier

A headline in the Boston Globe’s business section on Monday deserves serious attention: “Wind Power Now Competitive with Conventional Sources” Where to begin? This is huge. Wind power’s biggest hurdle …

Gray seal (US Fish & Wildlife Service/Flickr)

Climate Change-Fueled Heat Stresses Nuclear Plant, May Threaten Cape Cod Bay Wildlife

As heat waves fueled by climate change grip much of the East Coast, some nuclear power plants are facing a tough choice: Reduce electricity production on days when our air …

A pair of bald eaglets in West Newbury, MA (MA Energy & Environmental Affairs on Flickr)

Bald Eagle Comeback Highlights Need for McCarthy’s Leadership at EPA

Just a generation after they were re-introduced, bald eagles are coming back strong in Massachusetts. But at the very same time, polluter allies in Congress are playing political games with …

Dead duck covered in oil from Bouchard spill, Buzzards Bay, MA, April 2003 (MA DEP)

Charting a Clean Energy Future for New England’s Oil-Menaced Southeastern Coast

Ask Americans to name a major oil spill and you’ll hear about the Gulf oil disaster and the Exxon Valdez, maybe even Arkansas, the Kalamazoo River and the Yellowstone River. …

Wind turbines off Blyth, UK (Flickr's Zabdiel)

Flocking to Clean Energy: Conservationists Unite Behind Offshore Wind

Hundreds of conservation and public health groups, Atlantic coast elected officials and businesses are joining together to send a loud and clear message to the Obama administration: We’re united behind …

Hawaiian Monk Seal photo by: U. S. Fish and WIldlife Service

June Ocean Wildlife Roundup: Shark Chomps Giant Squid, Seals on Camera, Cuttlefish in Trouble

We spend lots of time on Wildlife Promise talking to you about amazing animals in the U.S. and elsewhere. But in my opinion, we don’t use nearly enough digital ink …

Snowy Owl at Duxbury Beach. Photo credit: Frederick Bowes

Speak UP for Offshore Wind in Massachusetts!

Growing up in Massachusetts and throughout my adult life, I have spent countless days on the coast of the South Shore in every season. Whether on the beach or out …

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