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MEMA Issues Statement on First Major Winter Storm of 2018

Boston, Jan. 3, 2018, — MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (MEMA) SITUATIONAL AWARENESS STATEMENT DATE: January 3, 2018 TIME: 12:00 PM SUBJECT: Significant Winter Storm Thursday; Dangerously Cold Weather This Weekend (Update #2)
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a strong but fast-moving coastal storm on Thursday that will bring accumulating snow across the entire state, with the eastern half of the state seeing the greatest amounts. Strong to damaging winds are also expected across much of the state; however the Cape and Islands will experience the strongest winds. These winds combined with wet, heavy snow in areas, bring potential for scattered to widespread power outages, particularly in southeastern MA. In addition, there is the potential for moderate and pockets of major coastal flooding, primarily in areas south of Boston along the coast of Plymouth County and in Cape Cod Bay. Following the storm, bitterly cold weather, with wind chill values of -15 to -35, will return on Friday and persist into the weekend.
Thursday Forecast:

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Mayor Walsh Issues Tips Ahead of Arctic Cold Blast

Boston, Dec. 15, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a set of tips and guidelines in advance of this week’s forecast of bitterly cold weather. Forecasters are predicting an Arctic plunge on Thursday night into Friday, with wind chills reaching 16 degrees below zero. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch, as wind gusts will be strongest between 6 p.m. Thursday night to 4 a.m. Friday morning, reaching up to 60 miles per hour. Low temperatures on Thursday night will be three degrees. With the wind chill, frostbite can occur within 30 minutes.
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Quincy Nonprofit Wins Free Solar PV System

Quincy, Mass., September 16, 2016, — A year after its official end, Solarize Quincy, a city and state program offering discounted solar electricity (PV) systems, continues to transform the city’s landscape. The program resulted in contracts for 110 solar PV systems installed on the roofs of Quincy residences and businesses, for a combined total size of more than 600 kilowatts (KW). Under the agreement between Solarize Quincy and its selected installer, that figure more than met the threshold for a 5 KW solar PV system to be donated to a Quincy nonprofit by the installer, SolarFlair of Ashland.
MayorTom Koch with Solarize Quincy Team, including Ross Edwards, David Reich, Brian Hession of SolarFlair, Rebecca McWilliams, Shelly Dein, and Kara Chisolm.
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BU Student Maggie Yu Wins 2016 Miss Earth China (Boston)

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Manchester, Vermont, August 31, 2016 — 2016 Miss Earth China (Boston) grand final was held yesterday afternoon at beautiful Taconic Hotel in downtown Manchester. BU pre-law student Maggie Yu won this special event after talent show, speech contest and Q&A sessions. Elena Peng of Binghamton University and Tianhuizi Zheng of Columbia University finished as first and second runners up among seven contestants who made to the grand final. Some contestants of this event will also appear at the Sixth Asian American Festival to be held in Boston Common on Sept. 10, 2016.
(L to R) Top 3 contestants: Elena Peng, Maggie Yu and Tianhuizi Zheng. (photos by Xinming Li)
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Boston City Council President Wu Congratulates 2016 Miss Earth China (Boston)

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, August 30, 2016, — 2016 Miss Earth China (Boston) Grand Final will be held today at Kimpton Taconic Hotel in Manchester, VT. Michelle Wu, President of Boston City Council, congratulated the organizers and contestants. President Wu signed a Boston City Council resolution in recognition of Miss. Jing Xu for bring this event to Boston area.
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2016 Miss Earth China (Boston) Calls for Sponsors

On behalf of the organizing committee of 2016 Miss Earth China (Boston), I sincerely appreciate your consideration to be a sponsor of our upcoming Miss Earth China (Boston) to be held in August, 2016. This year, the competition will upgrade its scale, and the entire process will be highly focused and tracked by multiple medias.
Jing Xu (front) and the Miss Earth China (Boston) team.
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LA Lakers and East West Bank Partner with TreePeople for Trees For Threes

Los Angeles, Calif., April 5, 2016, — Staff and volunteers from East West Bank, TreePeople and Koreatown Youth and Community Center joined together on April 2 to plant street trees in the West Adams neighborhood of South Los Angeles. More than 100 volunteers participated, with expert staff on hand to ensure that the 30 trees are well planted. The newly planted trees matched trees that had been already planted in the area and are ideal for the narrow parkways of the neighborhood. Volunteers and staff will also care for trees that were recently planted in the area with watering, mulching and weeding.
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195 Nations Set Path to Keep Temperature Rise Below 2 Degrees Celsius

Paris, 12 December 2015 – An historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by 195 nations in Paris today.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second left); Christiana Figueres (right), Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Laurent Fabius (second right), Minister for Foreign Affairs of France and President of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) and Franois Hollande (right), President of France celebrate reaching the historic agreement.
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U.S. Mayors Report Highlights a Decade of Global Climate Leadership

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As part of the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference, COP 21, in Paris, leaders of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released a report from the organization’s Mayors Climate Protection Center calling attention to how U.S. mayors have been global climate leaders over the last decade. Titled U.S. Mayors Report on a Decade of Global Climate Leadership, the report was released during the Climate Change Conference’s signature event for American mayors at the residence of U.S. Ambassador to France Jane Hartley.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second left); Christiana Figueres (right), Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Laurent Fabius (second right), Minister for Foreign Affairs of France and President of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) and Franois Hollande (right), President of France celebrate
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Obama and Xi Issue Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change

John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 25, 2015

Climate change is a defining challenge of our time, and it cannot be addressed without the United States and China working together. As the world’s two largest economies and emitters, the United States and China have a critical role to play in tackling this challenge. Following the historic Joint Announcement on Climate Change made by President Obama and President Xi last November, today’s Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change represents a significant step forward in U.S.-China leadership and cooperation on climate change.
President Obama and the First Lady welcome President Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan to the White House for a State Dinner(file photo).
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Shocking Pictures from 2015 Tianjin Explosions

Photos by He Xiaoxin

Tianjin, August 17, 2015, — The 2015 Tianjin explosions were a series of explosions that occurred at a container storage station at the Port of Tianjin starting on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. At lease 112 people, including 39 firefighters, were killed and 721 of others were injured. There are still dozens of people missing as of today.
Hundred of new cars were burned near the explosions(Photos by He Xiaoxin).
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Boston Works to Boost Composting and Recycling

Boston, August 7, 2015, — Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Office of Neighborhood Services, Environment, Energy & Open Space, and the City of Boston Public Works Department joined community partners in building an Aerated Static Pile Facility, from which heated carbon dioxide-enriched air is captured and pumped into an adjacent greenhouse, at the Mattapan Ecovation Center to boost composting and recycling in the City of Boston.
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