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Archived Since:December 20, 2008

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Support grows for Concord's ban on sale of bottled water

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent The growing support shown in Concord this week for its ban on the sale of bottled water is a lesson...

Mercury levels drop in US women of child-bearing age

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent The first documented victim was a little girl, just shy of six. Bright and active, she suddenly had troubles walking....

Is solar power at a turning point in Massachusetts?

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent The prospect of solar power here poses a question for armchair psychologists: on a very long trip, is it better...

New England firms helping growers hit hard by coffee fungus

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent A fungus attacking coffee trees in Latin America is the kind of unexpected consequence that accompanies climate change, and two...

Polar bear mauling: another reminder of warming world

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Some years ago, I was hitching a ride on the back of a snowmobile in the Arctic town of Pangnirtung,...

We're running out of water to grow food, Lester Brown warns

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Forget peak oil. It?s peak water we should worry about, says Lester R. Brown. ?Water is far more important than...

Stroller Moms Want Stronger Chemical Laws

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Eugenia Gibbons will bundle up her 15-month old daughter, Sylvie, on Monday for the child's first Washington protest: a ?stroller...

Talk environment, energy with Boston's Mayoral candidates

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the two candidates for mayor will sit with the Boston Globe's Derrick Jackson and former secretary for Commonwealth development, Doug...

Trying to 'follow the money'

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Environmentalists who believe the adage ?money talks? are finding it difficult to disrupt that conversation, as protesters have found recently...

Free climate lecture at New England Aquarium Oct. 10

John Wettlaufer, one of the world?s leading authorities on the physics of ice and its role in climate, will give a talk Thursday at...

Dow Chemical/The Nature Conservancy to share Roy Family environmental award

Dow Chemical and The Nature Conservancy will be awarded the 2013 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership at Harvard tonight (Oct. 7) for working...

Picking up the $10 bill

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Pat yourself on your insulation, Boston. As Erin Ailworth reported on in the Globe recently, the city was ranked number...

It's not all about climate. It's the soot, too.

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Americans want more renewable power and less coal and oil - but not necessarily because they want to save the planet, according to Stephen Ansolabehere. The Harvard professor of government, who has been studying polls...

Turning Bambi into Rambo

By Evan J. Berkowitz Globe correspondent For years, preventing tick-borne diseases has focused on three angles: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Yard and Protect Your Pets. This includes tick checks, proper clothing, and land management. Now, work is being done to...

Talking about climate change? Not much.

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Pillow talk turns out to be the best motivation for climate action. Many Americans say they are likely to be moved to take action on global warming by their significant other. Or maybe a son...

Don't love that Dirty water: Cleaning the Charles of trash

By Peter DeMarco As Tom McNichol pilots his motor boat past Soldiers Field Road, Harvard, and MIT, you wonder whether he?s full of it. The Charles River, he?d boasted before the trip, is always a mess after the annual...

Forecast: More power outages from Climate Change

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent The changing climate in New England brings the risk of more power failures as hotter weather will stress aging power plants, heat up their cooling water, and add higher demands to the power system, according...

Graze and end climate change, biologist says

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Jim Laurie figures he?s heard the solution to climate change: bring on the cows. Or sheep. Or just about any grazing animals. Laurie is a proponent of a method of restoring exhausted land that is.....

The process that feeds the world... and pollutes it

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Journalists love anniversaries, some more obscure than others. This year, we can celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first successful industrial use of the Haber-Bosch process. We knew you had it circled in your datebook....

New EPA chief McCarthy says carbon regulation will help the economy

Newly confirmed US Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy pledged Tuesday to let science drive her agency?s agenda as it begins to develop controversial rules to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd at Harvard...

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