Eurasian Hobby in Massachusetts

10,000 Birds

The second-ever record of Eurasian Hobby for lower 48 states has been spotted and photographed by Ian Davies in Plymouth, Massachusetts. It was viewed from his yard. Now that is a yard bird that any American birder would kill for! Congratulations, Ian! Asides

Video Updates from Massachusetts!

Eco-Vegan Girl

I'm currently in Massachusetts visiting family and friends.and finding lots of vegan grub! Of course there are reviews to come, but in the meantime I'm posting little video updates like these: video Massachusetts YouTube


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Lots More Electric Vehicles Coming Soon to Massachusetts

Sierra Club Compass

Though there are no leaves on the trees yet, my home state of Massachusetts became a greener place to live this week. Governor Deval Patrick announced Thursday a rebate program that will provide state residents who purchase or lease an electric vehicle (EV) a rebate of up to $2,500 - an incentive that we in the Massachusetts Electric Vehicles Taskforce enthusiastically recommended. Photos by XhaoZhi Lim of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources.

A Clear Climate Choice in Massachusetts

Sierra Club Compass

  On Tuesday, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to choose a candidate to fill the U.S. Now our Secretary of State, Kerry leaves behind an enduring legacy of service to our communities and the Commonwealth -- a legacy that it is vital the next Senator of Massachusetts carry on. Luckily, Massachusetts has just that candidate. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry. And their choice couldn’t be more important.

Move over, landfills — food scraps give Massachusetts biogas

Green (Living) Review

The state of Massachusetts is cracking down on food waste in a big way. Come Oct 1, any institution producing more than a ton of leftovers a week — think grocery stores, hotels, universities, nursing homes, and the like — won’t be able to send their discarded food to the landfill anymore.

Massachusetts Ballot Measure Aims to Curb Farm Animal Confinement


The Citizens for Farm Animal Protection coalition launched today a ballot initiative that, if successful, will bring an end to extreme confinement of farm animals in Massachusetts. The measure will phase out Read More The post Massachusetts Ballot Measure Aims to Curb Farm Animal Confinement appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Why Is Massachusetts So Behind in EV adoption?

Sierra Club Compass

More than 80,000 American drivers have purchased plug-in electric vehicles in the last couple of years, but only 900 of them are in my home state of Massachusetts. This week's Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Roundtable event, organized by the MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and the Conservation Law Foundation, set out to change that. Some of the other speakers pointed to what other states had done (and Massachusetts had not yet done) to incentive EVs.

Massachusetts Promotes Electric Vehicles in Three-City Tour

Sierra Club Compass

On Thursday, I joined Massachusetts energy and environmental agency leaders on a three-city tour promoting all of these topics. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner David Cash congratulated Somerville and said that the Somerville project is being supported by MassEVIP providing $2.5 million in incentives to Massachusetts public and private entities, including municipalities, state fleets, and universities acquiring EVs and charging stations.

Massachusetts Promotes Electric Vehicles in Three-City Tour

Sierra Club Compass

On Thursday, I joined Massachusetts energy and environmental agency leaders on a three-city tour promoting all of these topics. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner David Cash congratulated Somerville and said that the Somerville project is being supported by MassEVIP providing $2.5 million in incentives to Massachusetts public and private entities, including municipalities, state fleets, and universities acquiring EVs and charging stations.

Homeowners in Massachusetts can sell back electricity

Green Life Smart Life

Homeowners in Mass are doing it. Selling back their electricity and at a decent rate! The only way homeowners can take advantage of this is by generating power on their own. They must do so by installing solar panels on their roofs or having wind turbines put on their property. Net metering is what it is called. If they generate more energy than they need on any given day or week property owners will need to submit an application so that they may begin to earn credits on their electricity bills.

Massachusetts to become first US state to ban commercial food waste


Along these lines, the state of Massachusetts has become the first in the United States to implement a ban on the generation of commercial find waste that usually finds its way into landfills. Massachusetts proposes turning food waste into electricity. It’s estimated that Massachusetts produces about 1.4 The Massachusetts initiative is currently in the legislative process and officials are hopeful that the ban will slowly extend to residential homes in the future.

27 Walmart stores in Massachusetts to produce 10.5 MW of energy with solar installations


Walmart already has turned solar in some locations to power part of its energy needs and in its latest initiative has decided to install photovoltaic panels at 27 of their 50 outlets in Massachusetts that will enable them to produce as much as 10.5 B.Sameer Kumar: Seems like the solar revolution is spreading across the globe at a rapid pace with regions that were previously not too ‘hot’ on solar power now turning towards this clean energy source.

TripAdvisor’s 10 best green hotels in the U.S.

Green Traveler Guides

Boston/Cambridge California Fayetteville Florida Lake Tahoe Las Vegas Lecanto Massachusetts Miami Miles City Montana Napa Nevada Newberg North America North Carolina Oregon Park City Placer The Americas United States Utah 10 best green hotels U.S. The winners span the gamut from budget to ultra-luxury, but all have "Platinum" ranking and great traveler reviews TripAdvisor’s 10 best green hotels in the U.S. is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Hotels charge you (for free)

Green Traveler Guides

Boston/Cambridge California Car rental Charlotte China District of Columbia Electric vehicles England Hotels London Massachusetts New York New York City News Oregon Portland San Francisco Shenzhen South Carolina United Kingdom United States Charles Hotel DoubleTree Portland Electric cars Element Green Seal Green Travel News Kimpton Lenox Hotel Reuters Ritz-Carlton CharlotteCurious about electric cars?

Good Apparel’s Hemp Chambray ‘Coastal Canadian Tuxedo’ is Our Summer Ecofashion Fave!

Eco Chic

Fair Fashion cape cod chambray earth day ecofashion ethicalfashion Fashion hemp made in massachusetts Massachusetts recycled polyester separatesYou can probably see from these images of their new chambray line , why exactly we are in LOVE with Cape-Cod based, all-women-run Good Clothing Company. So of course we wanted to know more about them, their inspirations, and what kinds of materials they use—not to mention how they are bucking the fashion system in their own unique way.

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New Study: Coastal Nature Reduces Risk from Storm Impacts for 1.3 Million U.S. Residents

Nature Conservancy - Science

New Jersey and Massachusetts rank just behind those states in both categories. Storm, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Image credit: Jorge Rodriguez /Flickr through a Creative Commons license. Bob Lalasz directs science communications for The Nature Conservancy. Katrina, Sandy, Andrew: iconic names….and and indelible examples of how nature can kill and destroy. But could nature actually help reduce our risk from…nature?

Massachusetts Governor Firms Up Ties With Israel's Cleantech.

Green Prophet

During a ten day trip that commenced in Israel on March 7th, delegates of The Massachusetts Innovation Economy Partnership Mission 2011 are meeting with Israeli and UK business leaders and government officials. Governor Deval Patrick kicked off the tour with a forum held this past Tuesday at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herziliya, where he expressed his hopes to strengthen an already solid relationship between Israel and Massachusetts.

Eating Local: A Lesson in Berry Picking

Conservancy Talk

Strawberry season is short in my home state of Massachusetts , so when it does come around we try not to miss it. Featured Post 1 Food Kids United States berry farm berry picking berry picking massachusetts children and nature children nature farmers fruits green children kids and nature kids get outside local food Massachusetts organic farming organic food parenting strawberry Look at this one…it’s amazing !”.

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Chasing Cod: Tracking a Fish to Save an Industry

Nature Conservancy - Science

Jeff Kneebone, a marine biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, releases a freshly-tagged Atlantic cod into Massachusetts Bay. McGuire, marine program director for the The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts, has spent the New England winter leading an effort to surgically implant 150 spawning cod with electronic tags – technology that he describes as an “E-ZPass for fish” — in hopes of better understanding the behavior of this famed and fragile fish. “We

Quote of the Day (and in the running for quote of the year)

Environmental Economics

Ed Markey, Democrat from Massachusetts, had this to say: “I rise in opposition to a bill that repeals the scientific finding that pollution is harming our people and our planet.

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Children Waiting for a Place to Call Home.

Elephant Journal

More than 600 children in my home state of Massachusetts wait in foster care in the hopes of being placed in adoptive homes. Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education adoption causes Children (For foster care kids MA Adoption Resource Exchange Massachusetts not ab them) photography service volunteer

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DuoSkin smart tattoos turn your skin into a touchpad

Green Prophet

Design Massachusetts Institute of Technology temporary tattoos wearable techMash-ups of tech with temporary tattoos are not new. Versions are currently used to measure blood alcohol levels and detect exposure to ultraviolet rays. Designers from MIT Media Lab have teamed with Microsoft Research on a project to develop “smart tats” able to interface with remote technology. They can also report on their users health and environment, essentially turning human skin into a gadget.

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Seven Billion and Counting: Population and the Planet

Nature Conservancy - Science

A panel of four leading thinkers on conservation, population, and development tackled these and many other questions in a wide ranging conversation — 7 Billion and Counting: Population and the Planet — hosted by the Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts on April 28. People and Conservation Climate Change health Massachusetts population Friends and supporters gathered at a reception before the “Future of Nature” panel discussion on population and conservation in Boston.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 20

Conservancy Talk

Trust me, if you’re from Massachusetts, Maryland or New York, you’re going to like today’s green news. Environmental News Fish Insects The Green Buzz United States batteries bluefin tuna cancer cancer cure Clean Technica daily news fishing spiders green news longline fishing Massachusetts mating habits National Geographic NY Times rats solar power spiders Treehugger wood batteries

Greener pastures on Martha's Vineyard

Green Traveler Guides

Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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The Only Place in the Universe.

Elephant Journal

The Buddha called the deepest dimension of the Self, and the deepest dimension of Reality, the “Unborn” or the “Uncreated.” In his profound teaching of meditation, the direct experience of this depth dimension was the source of spiritual liberation.

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A New Tradition for the Fourth

Conservancy Talk

My husband John and I pack up our two kids, some chairs, snacks and a camera and make the drive to Needham, Massachusetts for the town’s annual parade. Featured Post 1 Green Living Kids United States 4th of july Americans BBQ berry farm berry picking bucket list camping children conservation is patriotic fourth of july get outside green 4th of July green community independence day Kerry Crisley kids kids and nature Massachusetts patriotic this land is your land volunteer

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 26

Conservancy Talk

Massachusetts could be the first state to adopt a carbon tax. We’ve got green news on Obama’s climate speech, a massive dead zone in the Gulf and the last Exxon Valdez victim. Obama laid out his plan to combat climate change on a sweltering day in DC, no less. ( MNN ). Gasoline party? Grist ). New bird species discovered in Cambodia! ( BBC News ). All of the rain in the Midwest + massive amounts of fertilizer run-off = biggest dead zone ever for the Gulf. National Geographic ).

With Warming, Soil Releases More CO2. Though Less Over Time.

Mother Jones

Study plots at the Harvard Forest Long-Term Ecological Research site in Massachusetts where researchers have been warming two areas with underground cables to simulate a warmer climate. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum. Blue Marble. Tom Philpott. Mixed Media. Subscribe. Support. Must Reads: America Under the Gun | How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Sequestration, Explained | Best. Study.

A Getaway for the Mind, Body and Sprit at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

Eco Chic

Upon check-in, after a lovely and leisurely ride from my home in coastal Connecticut to the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, I organized my things in my Standard Plus room (this always makes me feel more relaxed), which was relatively spare and not gigantic, but cozy in a modern sort of way (see my photo below). Escapes Featured Berkshires dance health Hiking Kripalu Massachusetts meditation vacation wellness yoga

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How To (And Not To) Transport Wild Birds

10,000 Birds

“A lady put American Robin nestlings in a small Tupperware container and put the lid on,” said Jodi Swenson in Massachusetts. Thankfully the bird was alive, but he needed a lot of Dawn soap baths.” “ Herring Gull in a bait bin,” added Jodi Swenson in Massachusetts.

At the risk of angering the gods indeed

Environmental Economics

I need to update my "at the risk of angering the gods" slide on my CNREP talk : Named Distinguished Fellows of the AEA were  Harold Demsetz , of the University of California, Los Angeles;  Stanley Fischer , of the Bank of Israel;  Jerry Hausman , of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Paul Joskow , of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Alfred P.

4 US States Have Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions Below 1990 Levels

Green Living Ideas

Four Northeastern states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts and New York emitted less carbon dioxide from fossil fuel consumption in 2007 than they did in 1990, according to energy information data compiled in a study by Environment America. Tags: Carbon/ GHG Reduction Connecticut 27% by 2020 Delaware 18% by 2019 lower greenhouse gas emissions Massachusetts 15% by 2020 New York 25% by 2013 Renewable Energy Standards states

What is Wrong with People?

10,000 Birds

In Dartmouth, Massachusetts an Osprey was recently found with a gunshot wound that proved fatal and in Santa Clara, California some sick person has taken to shooting Mallards with darts from a blowgun. What is wrong with people? Asides

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Slowing Down.Temporarily

Eco-Vegan Girl

video Massachusetts YouTubeI've had to slow down my posts and videos in the past few days due to a hectic schedule and upcoming traveling, but I've got a lot in store for you such as footage from amazing speakers at San Francisco Veg Festival and a review of Cinnaholic in Berkeley. If you miss the every day videos I'm doing my best to upload short and sweet content to my new channel What A Vegan Eats - so go check that out and be sure to subscribe!

Steven Tyler Speaks Out Against Cruel Gestation Crates


Legendary Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is urging Massachusetts lawmakers to ban the extreme confinement of animals used for food. Read More The post Steven Tyler Speaks Out Against Cruel Gestation Crates appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News steven tyler

Marchesi Biscardo – Corvina della Provincia di Verona (2017)

10,000 Birds

With the risk of infection declining in the summer months, I headed over the border to Massachusetts for a day at the Berkshire Botanical Garden.

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Bike to Work

Sightline Daily

Via Sarah Mirk of the Portland Mercury , a new study from the Political Economy Research Institute of the University of Massachusetts, finding that bike lanes and pedestrian projects create more jobs than road building. Skip to content. Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score Bike to Work Posted by Clark Williams-Derry 01/14/2011 04:55 PM Why bike and pedestrian projects create more jobs than roads.

Tales of the 2012 Superbowl of Birding

10,000 Birds

You can read about it in The Eyrie , Birding North Central Massachusetts…and beyond , and the Maine Outdoor Journal. Though no one from 10,000 Birds participated in this year’s Superbowl of Birding IX and the Bloggerhead Kingbirds did not field a team that doesn’t mean that you can’t read about what happened this year. Will the Bloggerhead Kingbirds ride again in 2013? Only time will tell… a. Asides super bowl of birding

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At Least 21 Dead After Major Northeast US Storm

Sustainability Ninja

As of Monday afternoon, 750,000 customers in Connecticut were without power, 483,000 in Massachusetts, 370,000 in New Jersey, 250,000 in New York and 226,000 in Pennsylvania. New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts declared states of emergency on the Saturday. A massive storm which crossed the Northeaster states over the weekend is being blamed for at least 21 fatalities – ranging from car accidents to electrocutions from fallen power lines.

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Machiko Rescues Her Lost Friend Before Being Laid to Rest


Machiko, a five-year-old black Labrador and a member of the Massachusetts Canine Rescue Team, saved another lost human for the last time. Machiko (also known as Mishi for short) was Read More The post Machiko Rescues Her Lost Friend Before Being Laid to Rest appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News People Top News

Really Seeing a Tree


In Cambridge, Massachusetts (near Harvard Square) between the papers and discussions, I walked outside seeking asylum from the reeking of my mind (my brain so numb I had to consult my notes to remember my own words!) I travelled much in my youth, and continue to today. The first time out all day. A one-block [.]. All My Relations Arts Spiritual Ecopsychology attention home nomadism perception poetry travel tree

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Mass. Activists Cheer Coal Plant Retirement, Call for Transition Plan

Sierra Club Compass

Residents of Holyoke, Massachusetts, are cheering the retirement of the local Mt. This is a major victory for the many local clean air advocates, including Coal Free Massachusetts, of which Sierra Club Massachusetts is a founding member, and which represents more than 100 public health, environmental justice, faith, student, and business organizations including Neighbor to Neighbor and Action for a Healthy Holyoke (AHH!).