Cranberry farmers in Massachusetts are battling heat waves, warmer winters, less ice

Heat waves, drought, lack of winter ice are taking a toll on a quintessential Massachusetts crop.

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These researchers tested positive. But the virus wasn’t the cause

Several scientists working with harmless genetic material have discovered that their research may have contaminated their coronavirus tests.


2020 election may determine climate's future: State and business climate

The 2020 US election is not just about the next four years of US policy, this election will also determine the role of the United States in the Climate Decade.


Why are we not talking more about the drought?

Images of streams, rivers, ponds, reservoirs and lakes throughout Massachusetts right now share the same message by and large: The state is in a drought, and it is bad.


The controversial natural gas compressor in Weymouth, explained

From concerns about safety and environmental justice, to fracking's role in climate change, here's what you need to know about the Weymouth compressor station.


Big Oil’s green makeover

Can BP master new disruptive technologies or will it go the way of typewriter makers?

'Bold action is a winning message': climate advocates hail Ed Markey win

US climate advocates have their highest-profile evidence yet that putting the crisis first can win elections. And it arrived in an unlikely package: a 74-year-old Senate incumbent, who garnered intense grassroots support from young activists.


Report urges action on flooding, erosion from climate change

Increased tidal flooding, beach erosion and aging sea barriers are among the climate change concerns threatening a famous coastal destination in Massachusetts.


Farming is an act of social justice at woven roots farm

In Massachusetts’ Berkshire Mountains, Jen and Pete Salinetti’s regenerative farm practices and commitment to community have them well-positioned for 2020’s upheavals.

On the shores of Cape Cod, where the oyster is their world

Pollution, development and overharvesting have greatly diminished America’s natural oyster habitat. Aquaculture and adaptable farmers have changed the game.

With coronavirus antibodies fading fast, vaccine hopes fade, too

Recent studies indicate that the human body does not retain the antibodies that build up when people are infected with the coronavirus, meaning there may be no lasting immunity to the virus, even with a vaccine.


Massachusetts planned climate change action in 2020. Time is running out

Taking on climate change was supposed to be a top 2020 priority for lawmakers in Massachusetts. Then the coronavirus outbreak hit.


The ‘Thanksgiving Tribe’ is still fighting for food sovereignty

The ‘Thanksgiving Tribe’ that shared their harvest with the Pilgrims in 1620 sits at the center of a legal battle with the U.S. government to maintain access to their traditional lands and foodways.
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