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STAT: The Readout Loud
TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Parking lots across the state present a big opportunity for solar
What could it look like if municipalities, shopping malls, and institutions across the Commonwealth turned parking lots into community shared solar enterprises for everyone’s benefit?
Nikayla Jefferson and Leah C. Stokes
Our racist fossil fuel energy system
The fossil fuel economy is killing Black Americans.
Jeanne Shaheen and Sheldon Whitehouse
Crashing coastal property values and the economic fallout of climate change
Climate change is already impacting New England coastal property. Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have already lost $403 million in coastal property value.
Communities of color hit hardest by heat waves
Like COVID-19, severe heat waves are not an “equal opportunity” health threat. The most disinvested neighborhoods — those dominated by buildings, pavement, and parking lots — are hit the hardest.
We need a Water New Deal too
Like climate change, our water challenges are in equal part environmental, economic, and social equity issues in nature. Also like climate change, water will pose huge problems if it isn't addressed now.
IDEAS | DAVID SCHARFENBERG
Data Point: The bipartisan consensus for climate action
A new survey shows broad support for plans to reduce carbon emissions.
Yes, we still need to raise the gas tax
Lawmakers on Beacon Hill should seize the moment to raise critical revenue to improve public transit, reduce congestion, and curb climate emissions.
Trump gutted protections for the Atlantic’s only marine monument — now what?
In order to prevent the worst effects of climate change, scientists say 30% of America’s land and ocean must be protected by 2030, a goal supported by 86% of Americans.
Canaries . . . and Carolina wrens, and red-bellied woodpeckers . . . in the climate coal mine
"Why should we care about these changes? Because we depend on the delicate web of birds, plants, and insects that pollinate the plants that feed us."
Stand down, Mr. President
Trump didn’t start the fire. But he’s pouring gasoline on the flames.