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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.

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Oldest, dirtiest power plants told to clean up

The EPA announced new regulations yesterday that will force all power plants to control mercury and other toxic pollutants for the first time. Health advocates said the move was long overdue. The new standards will rein in the largest remaining source of uncontrolled toxic pollution in the United States - the emissions from the nation’s coal- and oil-fired power plants, which have been allowed to run for decades without addressing their full environmental and public health costs.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environment Massachusetts Calls Permanent Ban on Logging around State Drinking Water Sources

Environment Massachusetts released a new whitepaper today calling on the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to permanently halt all clear-cutting on state owned land in the Quabbin Reservoir watershed.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Boston Harbor Islands Visitor Numbers Soar, Still Lack Proper Funding

 As the visiting season for the Boston Harbor Islands comes to a close this week, park officials are touting the big crowds while worrying about what the next year may have in store. Despite the high turnout, budget cuts are leaving parks like the Boston Harbor Islands with shovel-ready projects still waiting for funding. 

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Landmark Clean Water Announcement

Environment Massachusetts hailed the Obama administration for releasing a proposed guidance that, if adopted, would restore Clean Water Act protections to vital streams across Massachusetts and protect Bay Staters drinking water.  In response to the announcement, Environment  Massachusetts is launching a major initiative to build support for clean water protections.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

New Report Shows Walden Pond Contaminated by Toxic Mercury Pollution

124 waterways in Massachusetts have advisories for mercury pollution, according to the latest government data outlined in a new report from Environment Massachusetts.   These advisories instruct citizens to limit their consumption of certain fish in Massachusetts’ waterways due to mercury contamination. Among the waterways under advisory is Walden Pond, considered by many to be the birthplace of the conservation movement. 

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