Columnist Johanna Neumann: Even on climate change, one person can make a difference
Nov15

Columnist Johanna Neumann: Even on climate change, one person can make a difference

If, at any point, history determines that humanity was successful in our effort to restore our climate to health, there will be a long list of people who deserve praise. I propose adding Dan Jacobson to that list. Here’s why: In September, California, the fifth-largest economy in the world, committed to 100 percent zero-carbon electricity by 2045. The driving force behind that campaign was my friend and colleague Dan “DJ” Jacobson, a...

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Northampton Community Garden battles invasive Japanese knotweed
Nov14

Northampton Community Garden battles invasive Japanese knotweed

NORTHAMPTON – Anne Maynard likes to grow vegetables and garlic in a plot at the Northampton Community Garden. But when she found out the garden committee applied to the Community Preservation Committee for $12,000 to use pesticides on Japanese knotweed, an invasive species growing next to the plots, she was upset. “The betrayal is very real right now,” Maynard said.  She started an online petition against the proposal, which now has...

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Hope slims as crews search for more California fire dead
Nov13

Hope slims as crews search for more California fire dead

PARADISE, Calif. — More than a dozen coroner search and recovery teams looked for human remains from a Northern California wildfire that killed at least 42 – making it the deadliest in state history – as anxious relatives visited shelters and called police hoping to find loved ones alive. Lisa Jordan drove 600 miles from Yakima, Washington, to search for her uncle, Nick Clark, and his wife, Anne Clark, of Paradise, California. Anne...

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Rachel Conrad: Good news on climate justice
Nov07

Rachel Conrad: Good news on climate justice

News on climate justice I am writing with good news about the youth climate lawsuit Juliana v. United States, which involves 21 young people suing the federal government over their constitutional rights to life, liberty and property in the form of a stable climate. The young plaintiffs argue that government policies promoting fossil fuels are “deliberately discriminating against children and future generations … for the economic...

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Gravel pit, capped landfill eyed for solar farms
Nov02

Gravel pit, capped landfill eyed for solar farms

COLRAIN – A former gravel pit and a closed town landfill could become sites for future solar-energy systems, capable of generating at least 3 MW (megawatts) of electricity. Brett Pingree, development director for Soltage, told the Selectboard that the solar energy company wants to build a 2.7 MW solar system behind a former gravel pit on privately owned land on Stacy Road. The solar system would be housed on about 20 acres of a...

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Columnist Marty Nathan: Your vote affects climate change
Nov01

Columnist Marty Nathan: Your vote affects climate change

Climate change is on the ballot next week. Not named, of course, but there nonetheless, as with most of the policy-shaping choices that we make in 2018. We vote in the very moment the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degree Celsius has stated that our very lives depend on those policy choices. It told us very clearly that unless we elect leaders willing to make drastic...

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