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More than Rockets and EVs: Elon Musk’s quest for the future

Elon Musk is a highly polarizing figure. Whether you love, hate, admire or criticize him, everyone seems to have a passionate opinion. Musk is most widely known as a serial entrepreneur and the brain behind Tesla, Space X, Hyperloop One,...

The Carbon Footprint Of Your Gifts

The day after Thanksgiving marks the turning of a season ––sunlight becomes scarce, trees across the state are draped with lights, and people across the country begin buying gifts for the holiday season. As early as first of November, we...

Cooler Earth Returns for Season 2

Climate change lies at the intersection of humans and nature. The Earth is a patchwork of ecosystems that combine to create one living, breathing being. And the atmosphere is its lungs. A delicate balance exists between our atmosphere, soil, and...

Finding the Climate Change Endzone

“Putting a price on carbon is the difference between 4th & inches versus 4th & long. Regardless, we can no longer decide to punt.” - Michael Green The National Football League reported revenue of $14 billion in 2016. Combined with the...

Lack of Trees in Boston Leaves the City Lagging on Climate Goals

BY JILL CLINTON, JUNE 21st 2018 On Monday, Councilor Pressley and Councilor O’Malley held a public hearing to address challenges the city is facing in meeting its goal of cover 35% of the city with trees by 2030. Despite wide support, the...

Is Climate Change to Blame for your Seasonal Allergies?

BY JACKIE RYAN, JUNE 21 2018 With this week marking the official start of summer, searing temperatures are already in full force. While the annual blossoming of plant life each spring is undoubtedly beautiful, the pollen that arrives with it has...

The Carbon-Free A.C.

BY JACKIE RYAN, June 14th 2018 Summer is here and with it comes record-breaking heat. For about 67% of US households, this means turning on air conditioners to escape the hot weather, but not without a cost. Each year, air conditioners...

Knowing your neighbors can save your life — here’s why

BY MARIA VIRGINIA OLANO, MAY 10th, 2018 This week, our podcast, Cooler Earth, focuses on building resilience and social capital in the face of climate change. Be sure to catch the episode airing Thursday 5/10, and in the meantime, here is...

Here’s How We Can Work With the Natural World to Fight Climate Change

BY FORREST WATKINS This article was first published by Solstice on April 24th, 2018 We’ve covered the climate benefits of solar energy extensively, because we know that our energy systems are the single biggest emitter of greenhouse gases—but we also know that...