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Valley farmers spotlight agricultural drainage ditch troubles
03-25-2024 6:13 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — During a summer in which area farms dealt with significant rainfall and flooded fields, keeping agricultural drainage ditches cleared became essential to protecting crops by ensuring excess water could be removed.Often, though, farmers found...

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Tree wreckers causing havoc: Spongy moth, emerald ash borer killing off oak and ash populations in area towns
04-01-2024 5:05 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

GRANBY — The trees along the roadsides in Granby keep disappearing.Resident Cheryl Funk first noticed the phenomena during daily trips past West Street Cemetery, where trees that had long greeted mourners were suddenly gone. Then she realized the tree...


Firefighters prep to meet ‘unique challenge’ as electrical vehicles gain popularity
04-01-2024 5:05 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

Take a drive down Routes 5 and 10 and count the number of electric or hybrid vehicles you see. Compare those numbers to what you saw two years, five years or 10 years ago and you’re likely looking at a significant increase.Data from the Massachusetts...


State gripped by solar slowdown: Worst year in decade for installations
03-18-2024 5:22 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

Massachusetts’ solar development just had its worst year in over a decade in terms of new installations, but Greenfield Solar partner Claire Chang says her firm that does jobs throughout the Valley hasn’t experienced the same downturn.As a small...


Hadley’s climate change panel to hold farmers’ roundtable
03-18-2024 2:00 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A changing climate’s impact on farms and their ability to raise crops will be the focus of a farmers’ roundtable taking place at Plainville Farm on Friday.The Hadley Climate Change Committee is partnering with farm owner Wally Czajkowski on...


Public comment sought on responsible clean energy development
03-14-2024 10:17 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

Residents have until Friday to submit their input regarding the process by which clean energy projects are permitted in Massachusetts.An online survey is soliciting public comment on how the state should protect health, safety and community livability...


$50K grant will fund geothermal heat study in South Deerfield
03-11-2024 8:40 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — With the help of a $50,000 grant, the town will explore the feasibility of a geothermal heating and cooling system for the proposed town campus project.Over the next year, Deerfield will explore the possibility of using the earth below...


Rural issues on a global stage: Renowned climate justice activist Flowers gives keynote at UMass for Black History Month
03-01-2024 5:13 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

AMHERST — Before acclaimed environmental activist Catherine Coleman Flowers said one word about herself at the outset of a talk at UMass on Thursday night, she expressed gratitude to marginalized communities across the country who trusted her to share...


Management role: Forestry experts explain efforts to bolster forest health, climate resilience
02-19-2024 10:01 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

With the state dealing with catastrophic consequences of climate change, the debate around forest management continues to make headlines as Massachusetts policymakers discuss the best way to maximize carbon sequestration in forests.Trees and other...


It’s time for Northeast to prep for floods like those that hit this winter. Climate change is why
02-19-2024 10:27 AM

By PATRICK WHITTLE

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — After back-to-back storms lashed the Northeast in January, rental properties Haim Levy owns in coastal Hampton, New Hampshire, were hammered by nearly two feet of water, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage...


UMass will take lead on offshore wind effort with $11.9M center 
02-12-2024 10:09 AM

By EMILEE KLEIN

AMHERST — UMass Amherst will lead a new $11.9 million center on offshore wind education, research and outreach to expedite development of offshore wind energy and train a national workforce to install and maintain the clean energy...


A case for ditching natural gas: Mothers Out Front aims to send message to legislators, utilities
02-07-2024 4:55 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

The influential lobby group Mothers Out Front took aim at the natural gas industry this week, using its monthly climate action call to encourage people to push for a future without gas.Each month, the statewide group with local chapters in the Pioneer...


‘Nothing will be the same’: A month after a car crash took her life, Easthampton’s Paula Garcia and her family-first message cherished
02-07-2024 4:52 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

EASTHAMPTON — Ryan Pickard recalls the care and passion in Paula Garcia’s detailed emails.Pickard, a former fourth grade teacher at the now-closed Maple Street School, collaborated with Garcia on an anti-idling campaign in 2019. But truth be told, she...


Balancing solar with farms and forestland: Experts tout middle way in picking sites
01-24-2024 5:44 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

AMHERST — As debate continues over how best to develop solar throughout the state to help meet an ambitious net-zero emissions goal, representatives from Mass Audubon and Harvard Forest are touting a recently completed report that details how solar...


UMass profs picked for new state climate science panel
01-18-2024 4:34 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

AMHERST — Three faculty at the University of Massachusetts are joining the state’s new Climate Science Advisory Panel, a group of 21 experts who will attempt to bridge the communication and knowledge gap between policymakers and scientists. The UMass...


MEMA chief: Weather delivering more ‘gap disasters’
01-15-2024 9:32 AM

By CHRIS LISINSKI

BOSTON — The climate crisis is fueling a steady growth in the intensity and frequency of extreme weather, and Massachusetts cities and towns face an increasingly common conundrum trying to respond to those emergencies.Many of the disasters that have...


Massachusetts sees record-setting temperatures, precipitation in 2023
01-14-2024 7:00 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

A trend of warm years further cemented itself in 2023, as Massachusetts experienced, on average, its warmest year on record, according to new data from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.The average temperature around Massachusetts for the year...


Northampton makes case for joining fossil-fuel free pilot
01-07-2024 7:00 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — The city is hoping to join seven other Massachusetts municipalities in a new state pilot program that would require all future construction and major renovations to be free of fossil fuels.The pilot program, established by the state’s...


New reports inform emissions-fighting debate: Forests play a key role
01-04-2024 9:53 AM

By COLIN A. YOUNG

BOSTON — A pair of reports made public this week illustrate the variety of efforts that are underway to position Massachusetts to live up to its legal requirement to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.In addition to a minimum 50%...


Heat pumps slow to gain traction: Complexity, questions dog adoption of key factor in net-zero goal
01-03-2024 4:24 PM

By JAIMEE FRANCIS

Heat pumps, which use electricity rather than directly burning fossil fuel, are a key piece of Massachusetts’ goal of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. But the state has hit only 1% of its installation target, in large part because...


Clean energy lobby says it’s ‘get serious’ time; state not on track to meet 2030 goals
12-21-2023 4:21 PM

By Chris Lisinski

BOSTON — Massachusetts will fail to hit a major emissions reduction requirement in 2030 unless Beacon Hill passes significant legislation to accelerate progress, leaders of a top advocacy group warned Wednesday.As plans begin to take shape for the...

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