A resettlement agency in western Massachusetts is hoping to welcome more refugees into the country before President Trump’s latest executive order goes into effect next week.
A new report looks at low-cost steps that federal and state governments can take to help communities be better prepared for flooding like Tropical Storm Irene.
Leaders of New England states and eastern Canadian provinces are in Boston this week for an annual conference, with a focus on technology and energy.
In the Northeast, according to the USDA, about 175,000 farms produce more than $21-billion a year in food, hay and flowers. But not this year. The climate — and how it’s changing — has many farmers thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and available water.
“In a similar way that a lot of people are interested in having locally grown food…there’s a growing interest in having locally produced cloth,” said Michelle Parrish of Amherst.
A broken Toxic Substances Control Act has been overhauled. In the updated law, the EPA now has the power to reviews thousands of chemicals used in products and in the workplace. States, which have for years been making their own regulations, may no longer have the final say on safety.