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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This morning, speaking from the Roosevelt Room, the President announced that the State Department determined that the Keystone XL Pipeline would not serve the national interest of the United States.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Boston, August 3, 2015, — As the White House will announce The Clean Power Plan later today, we should be proud that Carbon Pollution from power plants in this state has reduced by over 30% since 2008. At the same time, the production of renewable energy increased by 46% from 2008 to 2014.
Boston, July 1, 2015 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the launch of Trash Day, a new web and mobile app that allows residents to easily access their trash and recycle collection schedules and sign up for reminders via text, email or phone.