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Baker to skip groups' forum on environment

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Republican gubernatorial hopeful Charles D. Baker, who opposes Cape Wind and has sidestepped concerns about global warming, is skipping a candidate forum on environmental issues, according to leaders of a Massachusetts coalition of conservation and environmental groups.

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on Jun 21, 2010 at 06:20 AM

Free Public Open House on EPA’s Ocean Research Vessel - Boston on Sunday, June 27, 11AM – 4PM (MA)

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(Boston, Mass. – June 18, 2010) – Explore the new Harborwalk in Downtown Boston with a fun and informative tour of EPA’s Ocean Survey Vessel “The Bold,” on Sunday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Boston Fan Pier

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on Jun 18, 2010 at 08:20 AM

Falmouth residents boiling mad

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FALMOUTH, Mass. — Water department officials may have known about the presence of E. coli in the town's drinking water for up to three days before reporting it to the state.

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on Jun 17, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Dirtier Than Coal? Under Fire, Institute Clarifies Its Claim About Biomass

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A group behind a new study that concludes biomass is dirtier than coal has tried to quell the uproar over that controversial central finding, by issuing a clarification. Generating electricity from "waste wood" creates little, if any, carbon pollution, the group said.The clarification from the Pinchot Institute, a national conservation organization, was released on Friday after the largest U.S....

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on Jun 16, 2010 at 07:51 AM

State orders Falmouth to boil water

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FALMOUTH, Mass. — Residents are being ordered to boil their water after recent tests turned up higher than normal counts of bacteria including coliform and E. coli.

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on Jun 16, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Three Parties to Pay Nearly $2 Million for Clean-up at N. Dighton, Mass. Site (MA)

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(Boston, Mass. – June 14, 2010) – Three parties EPA has found responsible for cleaning up contaminated land known as the Winthrop Street Drums Site in North Dighton, have agreed to perform a removal action estimated at almost $2 million dollars

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on Jun 14, 2010 at 02:20 PM

As law languishes, trash falls where it may

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In Arlo Guthrie's rambling '60s classic "Alice's Restaurant,'' the hippie folk singer ends up in jail for littering in Stockbridge. These days, Guthrie would probably get off with a warning.

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on Jun 14, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Study finds biomass power not carbon neutral

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When it comes to using biomass as an energy source, burning wood for heat is significantly better from a greenhouse gas perspective than using it to make electricity, according to a Massachusetts study.

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on Jun 11, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Bay State rethinking wood power

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Burning wood to generate electricity can be worse for global warming than burning coal, according to a Massachusetts-sponsored study released yesterday. That surprising conclusion immediately prompted state officials to reconsider substantial financial incentives provided to wood-burning plants.

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on Jun 11, 2010 at 04:20 AM

Ten States Aim for Offshore Wind Boom in Alliance with Interior Department

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WASHINGTON—If Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s proposed advances for siting offshore windmills are as sleek, transparent and finely tuned as promised, then Cape Wind in Massachusetts won’t be a solo act for too long.But if his recent streamlining efforts are all talk and no walk, the Atlantic Coast could be in for numerous repeats of the protracted, brutal and spiteful bouts that unfolded...

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on Jun 10, 2010 at 10:51 AM