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Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 07:55 AM EDT

Many Online Climate Change Lessons Are Actually Junk

Many Online Climate Change Lessons Are Actually Junk

When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 02:07 PM EDT

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Levels Not Seen in 3 Million Years

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Levels Not Seen in 3 Million Years

This weekend, Earth's atmosphere had a concentration of carbon dioxide last seen more than 3 million years ago, before humans had evolved, NBC News reported. The greenhouse gas was detected at 415 parts per...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 07:32 AM EDT

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn. Asking price: anyone's guess. Some research...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 06:47 PM EDT

NYC Mayor Holds Green New Deal Rally in Trump Tower's Lobby

NYC Mayor Holds Green New Deal Rally in Trump Tower's Lobby

Mayor Bill de Blasio scheduled a rally Monday morning at President Donald Trump’s doorsteps — right in the lobby of Trump Tower — to promote the city's Green New Deal which aims to make the city carbon-neutral...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 01:08 PM EDT

UN: Plastic Waste Pact Approved With US Among Few Holdouts

UN: Plastic Waste Pact Approved With US Among Few Holdouts

Almost every country in the world has agreed on a legally binding framework for reducing polluting plastic waste, with the United States a notable exception, United Nations environmental officials said...

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Wind Subsides for Warm Memorial Day Weekend
Wind Subsides for Warm Memorial Day Weekend

The wind is the big story this evening, as gusts push 40-60 mph in some places along the southeast coast of Massachusetts. This could lead to some damage or outages with the north, northeast wind staying strong...

'Today Is My Lucky Day': Vt. Gardeners Collect Free Plants, Compost
'Today Is My Lucky Day': Vt. Gardeners Collect Free Plants, Compost

A nonprofit agency that supports Vermont residents seeking economic independence took a "fresh" approach to nutrition Friday. On its 30th annual Garden Day, the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity...

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts Bans 2 Visitors After Racist Incident
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts Bans 2 Visitors After Racist Incident

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has banned two visitors after a group of middle school students said it was subjected to racism during a field trip. Museum officials apologized to students and staff at Dorchester...

Worker Seriously Injured at Lynn Construction Site
Worker Seriously Injured at Lynn Construction Site

A construction worker suffered serious injuries and was rescued after becoming trapped as a result of a wall collapsing at a Lynn, Massachusetts construction site. Lynn police received a call of the incident at...

Federal Lawsuit Filed to Block Alabama's New Abortion Ban
Federal Lawsuit Filed to Block Alabama's New Abortion Ban

A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions, the most far-reaching attempt by a conservative state to seek new restrictions on the procedure. The...

Chef Mario Batali Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charge
Chef Mario Batali Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charge

Celebrity chef Mario Batali is appearing in court on a criminal charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Batali was scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Boston Municipal...