Boston, July 17, 2013, — Mayor Thomas M. Menino today issued a heat advisory reminding residents to stay safe and healthy as the City enters its third official heat wave of the season. Mayor Menino and the Boston Public Health Commission are urging residents to stay hydrated and in shaded or air conditioned areas whenever […]
Boston, July 5, 2013, —With temperatures expected above 90 degrees through the weekend, community centers, pools, and parks all open to keep people cool. BCYF cooling centers open at 1 p.m. today; extended weekend hours
By Brian Swett, Chief of Environment and Energy, City of Boston President Obama’s announcement this week of several federal climate change initiatives will reduce greenhouse gas emissions nationwide and help prepare the country for the impacts of climate change. As a coastal city, Boston is especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Without significant […]
Boston, June 26, 2013, — Mayor Thomas M. Menino was recognized today by the US Environmental Protection Agency New England Region with an Environmental Merit Award for Lifetime Achievement. Menino speaks at Ferdindand building topping off ceremony in Roxbury on June 24.
Boston, MA – Today, the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) received the Greenovate Award for their work on created access to weatherization jobs and services for the Chinese American community in Boston. CPA helped over a 100 residents receive energy efficiency services and helped employ Chinese Americans as weatherization technicians to insulate and air seal people’s […]
(from chinadaily.com.cn) The US sweltered under its hottest year on record in 2012, breaking the previous yearly average by 0.6C (1F), the US government has said.Last year the average US temperature was 13C (55.3F) amid widespread drought and a mild winter. A widespread drought lasted several months and hit almost two-thirds of the country The […]
(from chinadaily.com.cn) China’s leading e-commerce retailers have warned their supplies of air purifiers are dwindling after sales skyrocketed in recent days as heavy smog and haze hit large parts of Central and East China. A child with device to help breathe clean air is seen in hospital waiting for treatment for cough caused by […]
2012 is the hottest year on record since such record has been kept. As a result, we see quite a few powerful storms and flash floods on the list. Here’s a look at the major natural disasters that rocked humanity in 2012. Hurricane sandy might have had a direct impact on US presidential election in […]
John Dennis Liu is a Chinese American who has lived in China for three decades. In 1981 Mr. Liu helped to open the CBS News bureau in Beijing at the time of normalization of relations between the U.S. and China, staying with CBS News for more than 10 years. He also then worked for Radiotelevisione […]
A government study says sea levels are rising faster along a stretch of the US East Coast than they are around the globe. The area covers the Atlantic Coast from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to just north of Boston.