Boston City Councilors Wu and O’Malley Call for Hearing on Fossil Fuel Divestment

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 […]

Tufts Medical Center Receives National Leadership Award from EPA Chief Gina McCarthy

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 Enlists Goats to Fight Invasive Plants

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 […]

Yingli Solar to Become the First Carbon Neutral FIFA World Cup Sponsor

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 […]

Solar Bench Charging Station Coming to Boston Parks

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, A Green Fighter/ “绿林好汉”吴登明

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 […]