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New England states ink deal to cooperate on offshore wind

New England states ink deal to cooperate on offshore wind

Three New England states have announced plans to jointly solicit bids for offshore wind projects in an attempt to curb costs and boost clean energy development.

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Hurricanes rarely hit New England. Climate change raises new concerns

Potent winds from Lee − once a Category 5 hurricane − that churned in the Atlantic near the New England coast have served as a reminder that powerful storms can still pose a threat, even in these comparatively cold, Northern waters. And that threat could be growing.

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Climate change is threatening farms across New England. Here’s how farmers are responding
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Climate change is threatening farms across New England. Here’s how farmers are responding

Problems from heat, pests, and drought are common. But farmers in New England are changing some of their practices to become more resilient, and they're getting help from state and federal programs to try these new techniques.

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Rooftop solar was overlooked. Now it's closing a New England power plant

The expansion of rooftop solar in New England is keeping the lights on during winter, surprising the region’s grid operator and challenging long-standing assumptions that the growth of renewable energy could destabilize the power system.

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For US maple syrup producers, climate change and competition threaten a way of life

As sap season grows shorter and warmer, New England’s sugarmakers are grappling with the implications for the region’s industry and identity.

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Climate change is threatening New England’s beloved clams

Industry, scientists, and community leaders have formed a surprising partnership to save new england’s steamer clams

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Yes, this winter has been warmer than usual — and we may have to get used to that

While many locals are relieved they haven’t had to fire up their snow blowers all winter, climate scientists see a symbol of a quickly warming New England.

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