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Massachusetts sees record-setting temperatures, precipitation in 2023
01-15-2024 5:00 PM


A trend of warm years further cemented itself in 2023, as Massachusetts experienced, on average, its warmest year on record, according to new data from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.The average temperature around Massachusetts for the year...

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Learning from the floods: To prepare for an unpredictable future, Valley farmers think big
12-18-2023 12:23 PM


“So much was just about to bloom,” says Suna Turgay of Flowerwork Farm in Northampton. “And then the flooding came.”Warmer, wetter, and less predictable weather are all on the rise in New England as our climate changes. The idea of normal is...

When misfortune strikes, local farmers unite 
11-24-2023 4:17 PM


In many ways, farming is an act of faith. Faith that nature will provide for a harvest, and a farmer’s faith in themselves to figure out whatever challenges arise. Some years bring bumper crops, others disappointment, but with climate change fueling...

Farmers faced with new challenges from climate change
11-17-2023 5:00 PM


It’s hard to throw water on a burning house while trying to rebuild it at the same time, but that’s exactly what addressing climate change requires. Rising greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are already changing the planet. The choice is whether or...

State climate chief offers sweeping call for change
10-27-2023 5:00 PM

By Sam Drysdale

BOSTON — Massachusetts needs to shift from an era of statewide planning for climate policy to the key details of implementing it, according to a new report from the state’s top climate official, which includes sweeping recommendations to accelerate...

State outlines climate threats, possible responses
10-13-2023 5:00 PM

By Colin A. Young

BOSTON — Fifty years from now, Massachusetts could see as much as 42% more winter precipitation, average summertime temperatures in line with North Carolina’s current climate, and a 4.3 feet rise in sea levels along the its coast as coastal flooding...

Experts warn to heed lessons of previous floods, push analysis of aging infrastructure
09-04-2023 5:01 PM


The Flood of 1936 caused widespread devastation in the Northeast and led to the passage of federal legislation aimed at mitigating damage caused by natural disasters. But the lawmakers who greenlighted the work would likely never have predicted that...

At risk: Eight dams in Hampshire/Franklin counties at threat to fail as a warming climate brings bigger storms
07-26-2023 4:14 PM


In July 2021, heavy rainfall caused a beaver dam to burst, leading to the collapse of a 20-foot-long portion of East Street in Belchertown and causing property damage to nearly half a dozen homes.While the beavers faced the brunt of the blame,...

Lawmakers weigh wood-burning for energy, heat
07-05-2023 7:05 AM

By Sam Drysdale

BOSTON — Facilities that burn wood to create energy should not be eligible for credits under a state program that rewards generators of “clean heat,” advocates said last week, arguing that two bills would close loopholes in the state’s climate laws....

New buildings in Franklin County look to minimize embodied carbon
04-05-2023 4:53 PM


GREENFIELD — For the past 30 years, the construction industry has incorporated renewable energy, increased efficiency of heating and cooling systems, engineered air-tight installation and pursued other efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses emitted from...

Going green, literally: introducing the bill that would bring more trees to the cities of Massachusetts
03-15-2023 3:00 PM

By Taylor Brokesh

The term “urban forest” may sound like an oxymoron, but it actually might be the key to mitigating climate change. A bill proposed in the state Senate aims to create a program that would increase tree canopy cover in cities to combat excessive heat in...

Record warmth in January raise concerns of environmental impacts
02-20-2023 4:14 PM


With last month marking the warmest January on record for Massachusetts and New England, updated data from the University of Massachusetts Amherst is also putting the region on pace for one of its warmest winters ever.The average temperature in...

Foresters, conservationists oppose Healey logging moratorium
02-04-2023 1:33 PM


While campaigning, one of Gov. Maura Healey’s climate priorities was to place a moratorium on commercial logging on state-owned forest land, a move that foresters and environmental advocates say would be detrimental to forest health, the state’s...

With climate education, Hitchcock Center looks to help children envision ideal world
01-19-2023 11:46 PM


WHATELY — While winter’s warmest days remind us that our climate’s future could be bleak, the future generation reminds us that it may not have to be.Stephanie Apanell’s fourth grade class at Whately Elementary School joined forces with Amherst’s...

Climate activists celebrate new leaders, highlight work ahead
01-13-2023 1:45 PM


On her fourth day in office on Wednesday, Climate Chief Melissa Hoffer joined legislators and climate activists from across the state, including many from western Massachusetts, who gathered to celebrate the efforts of the new administration and...

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