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Moving away from carbon, with help from Canada

Mar 3, 2020
Wind and solar resources in New England and New York fluctuate. One way to manage this uncertainty is trading with Quebec.
Several states in the northeast of America have committed to decarbonizing their electricity grids in the next 20 to 30 years.
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When air pollution crosses state lines, which state has to do the cleanup?

Dec 9, 2013
Some governors asked the EPA to rein in polluting states, and EPA is asking the Supreme Court for permission.

How zoning affects the wealth gap

May 6, 2013
Lisa Prevost's new book, 'Snob Zones: Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate,' looks at towns that have used zoning laws to keep low- and middle-income families out, in favor of the rich moving in.

Dry year boosts fall foliage

Oct 8, 2012
New England tourism could get a boost this fall foliage season because dry weather will mean brilliant reds and purples as leaves change color.