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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Legislature Poised to Take Big Step on Solar Electricity

This week, the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee in the Massachusetts state legislature advanced a critical clean energy bill SB1664, An Act Relative to Net-Metering. The bill would increase the availability of the net-metering program and is a critical piece of expanding clean energy production across the state.

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No swimming allowed, but logging is OK?

Why is logging allowed at the Quabbin Reservoir if swimming, camping, cross country skiing, and ice fishing  are prohibited?  We want to hear from you!  Post a picture of yourself to our facebook page- whether you are snowmobiling, horseback riding or playing frisbee, we want to see you doing something that is NOT allowed at the Quabbin Reservoir.  

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Report Warns Of More Wild Weather

A Massachusetts environmental group today released a report on Thursday outlining how global warming could lead to greater frequency of extreme weather events across the country.  Representatives from the organization Environment Massachusetts gathered in Holyoke to talk about the report and to present an interactive map using data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They document which counties and how many people were hardest hit by 2011 weather-related disasters, including the June tornadoes, Hurricane Irene, and the October snowstorm.

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Report says expect more extreme weather

In Holyoke on Thursday Environment Massachusetts released a new report called In the Path of the Storm: Global Warming, Extreme Weather, and the Impacts of Weather Related Disasters in the United States.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Every Massachusetts County Hit By At Least One Recent Weather Disaster; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment Massachusetts report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.  The report found that, already, every Massachusetts county has been hit by at least one federally declared weather-related disaster since 2006.

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