A state board has granted the city until Dec. 1, 2015, to provide a new ramp system to allow unhampered handicapped accessibility to the 3.7 mile Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway in Springfield. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway subject of 2015 deadline for Springfield to improve access | masslive.com.
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Transgas is accessing LNG transportation fuel for its trucks at GSGNA’s Everett, Mass., LNG fueling station north of Boston. The company currently has 10 new LNG tractors. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.
NORTHAMPTON – A new website run by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and the Connecticut River Watershed Council offers insight into where it is OK to swim – and where people may want to stay out of the water to avoid getting sick. The website aggregates weekly data on the amount of bacteria in the
Walmart’s plans were spurred, in part, by a 2008 initiative of Governor Deval Patrick to encourage the use of alternative energy at large retail buildings where flat roofs would be ideal for solar projects.
The second and final piece of an $18 million to $20 million project that includes nearly 18,400 ground-mounted solar panels in two locations in the city was ready to generate.
Massachusetts has acquired for conservation nearly 3,500 acres of privately-owned forest in an $8.8 million deal described as the largest of its kind. The land in the Connecticut River Valley is home to many wildlife species, including black bears, moose, bobcats and a variety of forest birds. The state’s tourism office recently listed Brushy Mountain
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Salem officials are scrambling to find alternative sources of revenue as the city’s coal- and oil-fired power station gradually shuts down because of new federal air pollution regulations, a move that will eliminate the historic town’s largest single taxpayer. For more on this story, visit: Federal pollution regs threaten Salem power
A year after her death, former Amherst Select Board member Eva Schiffer is continuing to give back to the region in support of environmental causes. The Kestrel Trust and the Valley Land Fund were recently notified that they will be getting a combined $65,000 from two bequests left by Schiffer. The Valley Land Fund and
In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Josh Goldman of Australis Aquaculture talks about his highly praised closed-containment fish farm in Massachusetts.
Federal funds will help protect land along the Route 112 Scenic Byway, which runs from the Vermont border south through several towns in Franklin and Hampshire counties. The Federal Highway Administration announced an award of $228,000 to the Franklin Regional Council of Governments to go toward natural and scenic land preservation measures along the byway.
The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a proposal to designate the coastal waters of six Massachusetts towns and the Cape Cod National Seashore as a “no-discharge area,” the agency announced. Read more here: EPA weighs no-discharge zone in Massachusetts | Soundings.
The owner of the Mt. Tom coal plant in Holyoke has agreed to pay $40,814 as a settlement for violating federal clean water laws during discharges of dirty water into the Connecticut River.
BOSTON — Cape Wind has outlasted a decade of government review, a slew of court brawls and fierce opposition from mariners, fishermen, Indian tribes and Kennedys just to win the right to sell its wind-fueled electricity. Now, all it needs are customers. Last month, the nation’s first offshore wind farm nailed down its first buyer
A group of scientists and others believes 70 percent of New England can be protected as forestland – while still leaving room for development, farming, even logging. The key to making this happen? Hundreds of thousands of private landowners.
Acquisitions protect critical habitat for rare species and other wildlife More than 485 acres of land and water have been purchased at a price of $1.41 million in Berkshire County for the purpose of protecting habitat, water sources for wildlife and outdoors people. The acquisition is in Egremont, Mount Washington and Sheffield, according to state