Rotterdam Addresses Climate Impact with Innovative Infrastructure

In a recent blog post for the Nonprofit Quarterly, SAFE board member Karen Kahn wrote about how Rotterdam, another urban industrial coastal city is addressing climate change. Despite President Trump having pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, scientists agree that the future of our planet is in jeopardy. In many parts of the … Continue reading Rotterdam Addresses Climate Impact with Innovative Infrastructure

Join SAFE for Climate March, April 29

"The damage from climate change isn’t just coming in the future, it’s part of the present," says New York Times writer David Leonhardt, introducing this week's Sunday Times magazine special. The Times includes a wide array of stories this week that track the melting of Arctic sea ice, island nations sinking into the sea, and … Continue reading Join SAFE for Climate March, April 29

Gas Leaks Kill Trees

One of SAFE's major projects is addressing natural gas leaks throughout our city. These leaks, which are the result of decaying infrastructure, negatively impact our environment in multiple ways. In our latest video, we look at how natural gas leaks affect the trees that line our streets. Do you have a dead or dying tree on … Continue reading Gas Leaks Kill Trees

GMO: New Data Raises Doubts About Benefits

In a recent expose in the New York Times, reporter Danny Hakim makes a compelling case that the promoters of genetically modified (GM) crops such as Monsanto are overselling their case. GM crops are supposed to have two main benefits: increased yields and reduced need for pesticides and herbicides. In comparing American agriculture, where GM crops are … Continue reading GMO: New Data Raises Doubts About Benefits

Mass High Court Upholds Climate Mandate

Conservation Law Foundation released a statement this afternoon regarding a historic decision by the state's highest court enforcing the Global Warming Solutions Act. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released its decision today in Kain et al. v. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), affirming the State’s obligations under the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) … Continue reading Mass High Court Upholds Climate Mandate

White House uses Obama Acadia hike to push climate change action

Boston.com Staff Eric Levenson reported on how Obama is using his summer trip to Acadia to comment on addressing the need for climate change: What better way to emphasize the beauty of the natural environment than a hike in Acadia National Park? That was the thought of the White House Instagram account on Sunday, which posted … Continue reading White House uses Obama Acadia hike to push climate change action

Leaders Move to Convert Paris Climate Pledges Into Action

Positive news from the Paris climate talks. The New York Times reported December 13 on actions agreed to by participating countries: PARIS — Before the applause had even settled in the suburban convention center where the Paris Agreement was adopted by consensus on Saturday night, world leaders warned that momentum for the historic accord must … Continue reading Leaders Move to Convert Paris Climate Pledges Into Action