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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...

‘Hothouse Earth’: What is it and what can we do about it?

This week, an international team of scientists published a new study, suggesting we are now dangerously close to the tipping point for a “Hothouse Earth”. While that might sound like an almost humorous term, it describes an entirely new climate system, characterized...

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...

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...

Global Warming Brings Lobster Pots to a Boil

BY JILL CLINTON, JULY 4th 2018 As is tradition every Fourth of July, families all over the northeast are firing up their grills to prepare delicious lobster and clambakes. However, what seems like a standard cookout on the East Coast, may...

What’s Happening on Beacon Hill –– Your End of Session Guide on Climate Policy

BY TIM CRONIN, First Posted JUNE 28th 2018 ~Last update: Monday, July 30th, 2018 @ 8:00 pm ~ Yesterday (Monday 7/30) the House and Senate completed their compromise clean energy bill (H.4857), just a day before the end of the two-year legislative...