Boston, Oct. 8, 2014 – National Grid recently filed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to adjust electric and gas rates for the winter. The company’s electric customers will see a significant increase in their bills due to higher power supply prices (the cost of the electricity National Grid buys for customers and […]
Boston, Oct. 7, 2014, – Boston City Councilors Michelle Wu (At-Large) and Matt O’Malley (District 6) filed a hearing order on Monday regarding fossil fuel divestment for City of Boston funds. The order will be introduced at the October 8th meeting of the Boston City Council. Activists at People’s Climate March in New York City […]
New York City, Sept. 22, 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told what is thought to be the largest ever march in the United States demanding measures to halt the advance of global climate change, that there is no “Plan B” for action as there is no “Planet B.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) at the […]
A worker checks a pure electric car at a workshop in Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. in Hefei, capital of east China’s Anhui province, Aug 19, 2014. China will exempt new energy cars from a 10-percent purchase tax from Sept 1 to the end of 2017. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi).
Boston, August 25, 2014, — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy traveled to Boston on Aug. 19 to meet with families and health care workers to discuss the impacts of clean air and President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. At Tufts Medical Center, where the EPA recognized staff with a national leadership award in asthma […]
Boston, July 23, 2014, — The City of Boston is enlisting the aid of some skilled four-legged helpers in order to combat poison ivy, buckthorn, Japanese knotweed, and other invasive plant species growing on Boston Parks and Recreation Department property. The Parks Department has teamed up with the Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation (SWBCDC) and […]
BAODING, China and RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, June 27, 2014 (PRNewswire) — Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) module manufacturer in the world, known as “Yingli Solar,” today hosted a press conference in Rio de Janeiro to announce the Company’s plans […]
Boston, June 27, 2014, –Some Boston area parks will be piloting a 21st Century bench upgrade through a partnership with the MIT Media Lab spin-off firm, Changing Environments. “Soofa,” as the bench is termed, is a solar-powered outdoor charging station that also collects and shares location-based information like air quality and noise level data. The […]
Wu Dengming, environmental activist, died on July 19, 2013 at age 73. 吴登明，环保运动者，7月19日逝世，享年73岁。 IN THE main room of the small, old-fashioned house, stacked full of books, an old fan scarcely moved the stuffy air around. Wu Dengming’s daughter kept pleading for air-conditioning. Elsewhere in Chongqing, China’s fastest-growing inland city, where 10m people lived in a […]
Sharon, Mass., June 7, 2014, –This morning on Billings Street there was an animal seen that is believed to be a bobcat. Please read below for some tips on how to best deal with this. The picture above was taken by a Sharon resident in her backyard.