Biden’s game-changing administrative actions for climate at COP27

sailboat with wet decks and large following waves

With rising seas, fighting climate change is a participatory challenge of us against the elements. It is all hands-on deck reducing carbon emissions. Friday, President Biden stood by the Red Sea in Egypt before delegates from 197 nations at the UN Climate Conference COP27. With Republicans taking the majority of the House and Congress hogtied…

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Fighting the Dastardly Trio Blade by Blade

The triple crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution is a threat to everyone, everywhere. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the UN Three of the world’s greatest environmental problems are increasingly being met and thwarted in residential neighborhoods across Massachusetts. The dastardly trio are nutrient pollution causing harmful algal blooms (ocean dead zones), degradation and…

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A whale of a pattern of thought and an organizing principle for community-based environmental management

Off the coast of Maine, an explosive exhalation of air swept my attention over the sailboat’s starboard rail.  A broad stretch of hide rose like a pebbled sand bar the length of the twenty-seven-foot boat.  The right whale wheeled forward, sliding into opaque water while I stammered and pointed. I was alone at the helm…

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