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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Severe Thunderstorms Knock Down Trees and Power Lines

Boston, August 5, 2015, — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 8:00 PM EDT for Southern Essex, Northwestern Plymouth, Norfolk, Suffolk and southeastern Middlesex counties. At 4:09 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing large damaging hail up to golf ball size and damaging winds in excess […]