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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

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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Report | Environment Massachusetts

In the Path of the Storm

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.  

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

House Budget Fails to Adequately Fund State Forests and Parks

“While turning our forests and parks around will take long term investment and stewardship, the House Committee on Ways and Means missed a critical first step today,” said Jen Baker from Environment Massachusetts, the new home of MASSPIRG’s environmental work. “We cannot continue starving these public treasures.  Continued under-funding means fewer rangers, more environmental damage, more trash on the trails, more closed parks, fewer educational programs and less recreational opportunities.” 

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News Release

House Increases DCR Funding

The Massachusetts House of Representatives today passed a budget that includes an additional $9.6 million for the Department of Conservation and Recreation, over the previous year’s level. 

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

On the Clean Water Act's 35th Anniversary, Polluters Continue to Contaminate Massachusetts' Waterways

Boston, MA— More than 75% percent of industrial and municipal facilities across Massachusetts discharged more pollution into our waterways than their Clean Water Act permits allow in 2005, according to Troubled Waters: An analysis of Clean Water Act compliance, a new report released today by Environment Massachusetts.

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