climate change

New England News
6:15 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Climate Action Planners Confront Biomass Project

Activists who have been working for months on a climate change plan for Springfield, Massachusetts say they must factor in an unwanted development — the possible construction of a wood-burning power plant in the city.

Neighborhood representatives, community organizers, and people from health-focused organizations have been brainstorming ways to improve the environment and reduce greenhouse gases with a goal to present a plan to the Springfield City Council by the end of the year.

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The Roundtable
10:40 am
Thu September 11, 2014

CIA Analyst Mathew Burrows And Megatrends That Will Undo the World

  Twenty-five years ago when Mathew Burrows went to work for the CIA as an intelligence analyst, the world seemed frozen. Then came the fall of the Berlin Wall and the implosion of the Soviet Union; suddenly, unpredictability became a universal theme and foresight was critical. For the past decade, Burrows has overseen the creation of the Global Trends report—the key futurist guide for the White House, Departments of State and Defense, and Homeland Security.

In The Future, Declassified: Megatrends That Will Undo the World Unless We Take Action, Burrows has expanded the most recent Global Trends report into a full-length narrative, forecasting the tectonic shifts that will drive us to 2030.

New England News
12:54 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Episcopal Diocese Creates New Ministry On Climate Change

Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

Churches are becoming more active on the issue of climate change.  The Episcopal Diocese of  Western Massachusetts has created a new position for environmental spirituality.  Bishop Douglas Fisher has appointed Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas of Amherst as the Missioner for Creation Care.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Rev. Bullitt-Jonas.

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New England News
12:50 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

Environmental Activists On 130 Mile Walk Across Massachusetts

Westfield Concerned Citizens protest in August 2011
Credit WAMC

Activists who have been fighting for five years to stop construction of a gas-fueled power plant in Westfield, Massachusetts set off on a cross-state walk today. It is a seven-day 130 mile walk that is scheduled to end next Friday in New Bedford where an environmental conference is being held. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Mary Ann Babinski of Westfield Concerned Citizens.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:49 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: The Earth Has Its Own Ways Of Cooling Down

Let me begin by congratulating the station on a successful fund drive. These guys are terrific, the work they do is important.

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The Roundtable - Hurricane Sandy Coverage
11:45 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy - Bill McKibben

We speak with Climate Change expert, Bill McKibben.

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