Last year, the state’s highest court ordered the Department of Environmental Protection to come up with new regulations to ensure the state meets emissions reduction goals in three years. Those goals were put into law in 2008.
One of the researchers said that — so far — this winter in our region is probably typical of what winters here will look like in the future.
Some species shifted down-slope over time, but the study’s author doesn’t think that will continue in the long-run.
Massachusetts Attorney Maura Healey says she won’t comply with a subpoena from a Congressional committee on her investigation into whether Exxon misled consumers and investors about global warming.
Governor Charlie Baker will outline his vision for the state on Thursday as he gives his first State of the Commonwealth address. On the same day, the Senate returns to work.
The National Academy of Sciences has released a report confirming the last few decades of the 20th century were warmer than any during the last one-thousand years. A team of scientists including UMass Amherst’s Raymond Bradley originally made the claim in the 1990s. They illustrated a “hockey stick” effect — a graph depicting a downward trend in temperature until the 20th century, when the graph abruptly rises. The scientists could only explain the change because of an increase in greenhouse gases.