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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...

Boston Development is Missing Out On Climate Innovation

Today was energy efficiency day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Communities across the state are setting ambitious goals to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. However setting goals is easy, meeting them is the challenge. When it comes to achieving their energy...

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...

Beyond the Latest Heat Wave, a Pattern of Extremes

BY MARIA VIRGINIA OLANO, JULY 19th 2018 As summer rolled around, so did the terrifying headlines of heat waves and their death tolls across the country. Not long ago I wrote about the effects of storm surge flooding in Boston and...

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...

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...