COVERING CLIMATE NOW

EASTHAMPTON — As lightweight and versatile materials, plastics have become one of the most widely used substances on the planet.But with their...

HADLEY — Michael Docter has been farming in the Pioneer Valley for more than 30 years. Asked what he thought about the future of farming in the...

NORTHAMPTON — Hampshire County may send only a handful of legislators to Beacon Hill, but they have been in the thick of efforts to combat the...

For rural communities like those in the Hilltowns of western Massachusetts, climate change presents a unique set of challenges. A combination of...

Throughout history we humans have had an exploitative relationship with trees. At the same time we valued them for their gifts of beauty, cooling...

Methane, a greenhouse gas, gets turned into electricity at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley. Enough electricity is generated from cow manure and...

I recently returned from two and a half days at the first International Drawdown Conference held at Penn State University. The subtitle of the...

NORTHAMPTON — When Smith College senior Claire Seaman, a studio art major, first heard of the school’s climate change concentration, she assumed...

How to ‘wild’ your lawn

9/20/19

If you’d like to mow less and create animal habitat more, then consider these possibilities.1. Go meadow. First, make sure that you’re allowed to...

Does your lawn want to be a meadow?

9/20/19

When Cat Thomson and Steve McDonough moved onto their ¾-acre lot in Leeds, the landscaping consisted of dirt, dirt, and more dirt.“It was a blank...

NORTHAMPTON — In 2015, Hampshire County received a “C” rating for average days of dangerously high ozone levels from the American Lung Association...

NORTHAMPTON — Solar panels on every roof. Electric buses, cars and bikes zipping around town. A new industry of employees working on everything...

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