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Opinion

Empty promises won’t end green slavery

The lack of supply chain transparency creates a convenient excuse to ignore the role of modern slavery in the renewable energy transition.

Ideas

The joyful and planet-friendly mobility of e-bikes

Electric cars have their place. But when it comes to reducing emissions from transportation, electric bikes offer a far better value. Plus, they’re ridiculously fun.

Ideas

Something is wrong with the official definition of famine

By the time aid officials determine that hunger has reached an acute level, it may already be too late.

Opinion

Greater Boston’s climate adaptation field is divided by race

To truly implement a Green New Deal agenda, we need projects that intentionally bring together disconnected parts of the field, incorporate new expertise for deeper social resilience, and focus our efforts on diversity.

Letters

Buildings are at risk, but groundwater fixes should proceed with care

Certain solutions, such as swales, detention basins, and retention basins that impound water, may themselves create safety and public health problems.

Opinion

How to get Massachusetts through the next drought

The state needs better tools. Passing the drought bill would be a good start.

Letters

Higher PFAS levels in Cambridge stir renewed calls for safeguards

Massachusetts needs to catch up with the many states that have acted to protect their residents from PFAS in consumer products.

Opinion

Solving the climate crisis will help both ‘sacrifice zones’ and ‘cute’ puffins

Curbing carbon pollution for families in Chicago calms the climatic conditions that drive fish away from puffins.