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Here’s What Happened at the Global Climate Action Summit

California governor Jerry Brown opened the Global Climate Action Summit this week, days after committing his state to new ambitious steps to fight climate change. The summit commenced with a speech from Brown, who was joined by leaders representing cities, global corporations,...

We Need Bold Climate Action. Join Us in Taking it.

Last month, Nathaniel Rich made national headlines with his New York Times Magazine exposé entitled Losing Earth: The decade we almost solved climate change. The story takes you through the political decisions and unheard calls of early scientists who were some...

A Conversation with Claudine Schneider: Board Member and Climate Champion

Last week we sat down to talk with Claudine Schneider about politics, climate change, women running for office and the MeToo movement. She is our first guest for the second season of our podcast Cooler Earth, and we could not...

What if we treated Earth like it was our business?

BY MARIA VIRGINIA OLANO, AUGUST 2nd 2018 Much like a business, our planet has a budget. If it exceeds that budget it is borrowing resources, like a business requiring a line of credit. The difference is that the business owner is...

5 End-of-Session Climate Takeaways for Business Leaders

BY TIM CRONIN, AUGUST 2nd 2018 In Massachusetts the two-year legislative session is over, withthe passage of two new laws addressing climate action and clean energy. As we reflect on what these laws do (and don’t do), here are our top five...

The world ablaze: How wildfires are fueled by climate change

On July 29th, Captain Brian Hughes and his crew were engaged in tactical fire operations on the east side of the Ferguson fire in California, when he was struck by a tree. Hughes was treated on scene, but passed away...

Saved by the sea: How oceans are helping countries cope with climate change

BY JACKIE RYAN, JULY 19th 2018 Earlier this year, Cape Town made international headlines. Reports had been surfacing that the coastal city, which serves as South Africa’s legislative capital, was running out of water. Theewaterskloof, once Cape Town’s largest freshwater resource,...

Big Step Forward for Appliance Energy Efficiency

BY TIM CRONIN, JULY 13th 2018 A bill to update the state’s aging appliance efficiency standards has crossed a significant hurdle in the Statehouse. Yesterday, the Massachusetts House voted unanimously to adopt the measure, sending it to the Senate, which is...

Coastal flooding a driving force in U.S. housing market

BY: JACKIE RYAN, JULY 12th 2018 The ocean has always been a valuable resource, providing us not only with means of transportation and food, but also with beaches and recreation. It may come as no surprise that about 40% of the...