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US Emissions of the World’s Most Potent Greenhouse Gas Are 56 Percent Higher Than EPA Estimates, a New Study Shows

Electric utilities are likely responsible for the nation’s higher than expected emissions of sulfur hexafluoride.

Phil McKenna - 02-01-2023

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Greener School Playgrounds Are An Overlooked Climate Solution

Sustainable playgrounds are not talked about enough.

Nexus Media - 02-01-2023

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Microgrids Can Provide Resiliency During Extreme Weather Events

Microgrids are small, self-sustaining local power systems that provide big benefits to the communities they serve.

Sonal Patel - 02-01-2023

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Calls for Windfall Tax Grow as ExxonMobil Smashes Big Oil Profit Record With $56 Billion Haul

ExxonMobil reported record 2022 earnings, renewing calls for a Big Oil windfall profits tax.

Brett Wilkins - 02-01-2023

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One-in-five new cars in California zero-emission in 2022

On Friday the California Energy Commission said 18.8 percent of new cars sold in the state in 2022 were EVs

Auto.com - 01-24-2023

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The Fight Over California’s Ancient Water

It’s legal to drink 10,000-year-old water. But is it right?

Brett Simpson - 01-24-2023

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Geothermal energy could be off-ramp for Texas oil

Four years of drilling for energy deep underground would be enough to build Texas a carbon-free state electric grid

Saul Elbein - 01-24-2023

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A plan to overhaul the Texas grid has set up a showdown at the state Capitol

The plan would raise prices and carbon dioxide emissions, and critics say it may not bring reliability.

Kut Mose Buchele - 01-24-2023

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A zero emissions future without the mining boom

A new report finds that the U.S. can reduce lithium demand by up to 90 percent.

Blanca Berget & Laylla Younes - 01-24-2023

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Can cities eliminate heat-related deaths in a warming world? Phoenix is trying.

Phoenix hopes a new Office of Heat Response can move fast enough to counter the impacts of deadly heat.

Emma Loewe - 01-24-2023

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‘Completely game-changing’: How states are using $27 billion in green financing to unlock even more funds

In recent years, several states have created or helped fund specialized banks that lend money for climate projects.

Alex Brown - 01-17-2023

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We need a lot more electricians

A shortage of skilled labor could derail efforts to "electrify everything."

Emily Pontecorvo - 01-17-2023

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The zero-fare public transit movement is picking up momentum

Washington, D.C., is poised to be the next major city to nix bus fares as the zero-fare transit movement picks up speed....

Rebecca Piccioto - 01-17-2023

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Ørsted to develop 471MW Texas PV project paired with biodiversity initiative

Danish renewables developer Ørsted has unveiled plans to build a 471MW solar project in Lamar County, Texas.

Will Norman - 01-17-2023

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How to Navigate EV Charging Rebates and Successfully Fund Your Home Charging Station

The convenience of charging your electric vehicle (EV) at home makes right now an ideal time to go electric.

Darya Oreizi - 01-17-2023

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Climate crisis: 4 reasons for hope in 2023

The climate crisis worsened in 2022, but here’s why I have hope in 2023

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Heatflation, overshoot, soup throwers: Grist’s picks for words of the year

10 terms and phrases that defined our sweltering climate in 2022.

Kate Yoder - 01-10-2023

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2022 was devastatingly hot. 2023 could be even worse.

Last year was one of the hottest on record, even though a major climate pattern was cooling the Earth.

Dharna Noor - 01-10-2023

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Lawmakers walk tightrope on wind power contracts

The Legislature’s energy experts say it makes sense to penalize CommonWealth Wind and Mayflower Wind

Commonwealth Staff - 01-10-2023

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Mass General tries performance reports to cut greenhouse gas use in anesthesia

“You see these numbers that are just astounding,” said Sam Smith, an anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital

Martha Bebinger - 01-10-2023

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A New EPA Proposal is Reigniting a Debate About What Counts as ‘Renewable’

The EPA has proposed new standards for how much of the nation’s fuel supply should come from renewable sources. 

John McCracken - 01-10-2023

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State Releases New Resilient Lands Initiative  

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) released the Resilient Lands Initiative

Hillary T. - 01-10-2023

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Climate change ‘first order of business’ for Maura Healey

Gov. Maura Healey got to work quickly on her first full day in office.

Gayla Cawley - 01-10-2023

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California’s dilemma: How do you harness an epic amount of rain in a water-scarce state? Let it flood, scientists say

California's parade of ultra-wet storms has not completely reversed the deeply rooted drought.

CNN COM Wire Service - 01-10-2023

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The Houston Texans’ plan to offset its pollution is backed by Big Oil and Gas

The Houston Texans says it wants to go green.

Justine Calma - 01-10-2023

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Texas Project Will Use Wind to Make Fuel Out of Water - Inside Climate News

New subsidies are powering the race to build the country’s first large-scale producer of “green hydrogen.”

Dylan Baddour - 01-10-2023

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Warm weather and rain bring tough snow season for NH skiers, snowshoers and others

Warm temperatures and rainy days have created difficult conditions this winter for Granite Staters.

Mara Hoplamazian and Josh Rogers - 01-10-2023

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Granite Geek: Technology helps the maple industry cope with climate change

If you’re looking for an industry that is adapting to the pain that accompanies climate change, take a walk in a forest

David Brooks - 01-10-2023

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California’s Atmospheric Rivers Warn of Future Climatic Calamity

Atmospheric rivers continue to hit California.

Andrew Revkin - 01-10-2023

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Analyzing climate trends that could affect New Hampshire's winter

The Storm Watch 9 team is following local and global trends that could affect winter in New Hampshire.

Jacqueline Thomas - 01-03-2023

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A stinky stew on Cape Cod: Human waste and warming water

The algae blooms in Santuit are fueled by phosphorus, which, like nitrogen, is a component of human urine.

Christopher Flavelle - 01-03-2023

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Southern California environmentalists share climate resolutions for 2023

Locals' climate resolutions range from composting more to helping advance major climate policy.

Brooke Staggs - 01-03-2023

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Mass. officials threaten to limit emergency shelter without more funding

The family shelter system will no longer be able to guarantee spots for qualifying families

Gabrielle Emanuel - 01-03-2023

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Renewable energy could be a reliable new cash crop for rural Missouri

Wind and solar energy have become more cost-effective, and investment should be a high priority.       

James Owen - 01-03-2023

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9 climate change apps that could help you live greener in 2023

These nine apps offer tips, resources and motivation to help users be better climate citizens in the coming year.

Brooke Staggs - 01-03-2023

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Local Community Groups Collaborate on Climate Priorities

City of San Antonio collaborates with local community groups to gather climate prioritiesThe City of San Antonio's O...

Office of Sustainability - 01-31-2023

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Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy (TX-PACE) Program

This month’s blog focuses on the Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy (TX-PACE) program and the historic Travis Bu...

Office of Sustainability - 03-30-2022

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Biodiversity and Food Systems

This month the Office of Sustainability (OS) is pleased to welcome Dr. Kelly Lyons and Stephen Lucke. The topic we are d...

Office of Sustainability - 12-01-2021

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Youth and Young Adult Engagement

This month, the Office of Sustainability (OS) is speaking with Aaron Arguello, member of the SA Climate Ready Climate Eq...

SA Office of Sustainability - 10-27-2021

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Transportation: EV’s and Mass Transit with Rick Cavender & Kathleen “Kammy” Horne

This month, the Office of Sustainability (OS) is pleased to welcome two guests as we discuss electric vehicles and mass ...

SA Office of Sustainability - 09-30-2021

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Workforce Development and Equity with James Cooper

The Office of Sustainability (OS) is excited to continue our new blog series, featuring interviews with community leader...

SA Office of Sustainability - 08-31-2021

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Health and Climate with Dr. Adelita Cantu

Over the coming months, the Office of Sustainability (OS) will be interviewing community leaders on important issues sur...

SA Office of Sustainability - 08-03-2021