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North Atlantic right whales may be in Cape Cod Bay for a longer time because of climate change

North Atlantic right whales’ habits in Cape Cod Bay have shifted significantly over the past 20 years, as the critically endangered population spends more time in the bay because of climate change, according to new research.

Waterfront greening speeding up gentrification in East Boston
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Waterfront greening speeding up gentrification in East Boston

New green building standards are giving rise to a phenomenon researchers call "environmental gentrification" — an "elite, white waterfront for the young and wealthy" that's pricing out other residents.

Choking on growth: More Boston traffic fuels poorer air quality
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Choking on growth: More Boston traffic fuels poorer air quality

Environmental experts and activists are sounding the alarm on Boston's air quality, with high asthma rates as an economic boom fuels the region's worsening traffic congestion.

'Super beans' raise hopes in hunger-prone parts of Africa
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'Super beans' raise hopes in hunger-prone parts of Africa

As hunger and climate change threaten parts of Africa, two bean "gene banks" on the continent are pursuing "super" beans that are bred to resist drought conditions.

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