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Wading through the crisis

(via feeds.stateline.org)

As relentless rain pelted the region yet again yesterday, hundreds of people were evacuated from inundated homes, authorities closed numerous water-clogged roads, and officials managing an overwhelmed drainage system narrowly avoided releasing sewage into Boston Harbor.

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on Mar 31, 2010 at 04:50 AM

As waters rise, state gets federal aid

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The third heavy storm of this month's massive rains prompted Governor Deval Patrick to declare a state of emergency yesterday for the second time in March and activate National Guard units to stem the damage of more flooding in the waterlogged state.

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on Mar 30, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Heather Taylor-Miesle: Will the Real Scott Brown Please Stand Up

(via www.huffingtonpost.com)

With the health care debate largely over, now is the time to turn the heat up on our Senators to pass a strong clean energy...

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on Mar 29, 2010 at 01:21 PM

Cape Wind nets legal warnings

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With less than a month to go before U.S. Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar determines the fate of Cape Wind, the legal saber rattling over the offshore wind turbine project has begun.

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on Mar 26, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Massachusetts tribes aim to take the wind out of a wind farm.

(via feeds.latimes.com)

Wampanoag Indians, citing cultural grounds, mount a spirited fight against America's first planned offshore wind turbine development.The Wampanoag Indians of southeastern Massachusetts welcomed the Pilgrims when they arrived on the Mayflower nearly 400 years ago. But now they're trying to stop another newcomer -- wind turbines.

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on Mar 25, 2010 at 04:50 PM

Boston and New England Buildings Receive Energy Star Recognition (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

(via yosemite.epa.gov)

(Boston, Mass. – March 24, 2010) – Boston and New England businesses are again being recognized by EPA’s Energy Star program for their commitment to save energy and money through energy efficiency

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on Mar 24, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Cape at forefront of proposed wind projects

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The newest proposals for wind turbines at Massachusetts Military Reservation are among an explosion of new projects on Cape Cod, particularly the Upper Cape, filed since the beginning of the year.

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on Mar 24, 2010 at 04:50 AM

State preservation chief cites wind farm impact

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BARNSTABLE, Mass. — The state's top historic preservation official told a federal panel yesterday that the impact of the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm on Native American and other historic sites is "unparalleled'' in the state's history.

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on Mar 23, 2010 at 04:20 AM

Cohousing booms as option in urban living

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Cohousing, a movement that started in Denmark in the 1980s, has been steadily spreading from Western Massachusetts into urban areas, and catching on with a new generation of frugal, environmentally conscious folks.

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on Mar 23, 2010 at 04:20 AM

Homeowners seek oil spill payout

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The long-awaited trial in a class-action suit against a barge company that spilled oil into Buzzards Bay seven years ago is scheduled to begin today in Plymouth Superior Court.

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on Mar 22, 2010 at 04:21 AM