Climate change is a reality, but understanding its impact on Massachusetts and the world beyond can be daunting. At WBUR, we cover the climate conversation in ways that spur new ideas, provide a place for debate and arm our community with information and inspiration to make an impact. Learn how to live more sustainably and meet the people making a difference in the fight against climate change.
Growing lettuce in a vertical farm uses drastically less water. Is it a solution for a hotter climate?
If you're eating a salad in Buffalo, Boston or Cincinnati, there's a pretty good chance the lettuce was grown near the U.S. Mexico border with water from the Colorado River. But the river is in peril.
How to save the endangered monarch butterfly
The fragile beauty of the monarch butterfly. Can they be saved?
How a little mussel could help save a Merrimack River salt marsh
The salt marsh at Joppa Flats in Newburyport is eroding. A MassAudubon pilot project is testing whether ribbed mussels could help stabilize the marsh as part of a living shoreline.
Trees: Our Mental, Physical, Climate Change Antidote
Trees offer some hope in the face of climate change. What's more, growing research suggests these carbon-guzzling natural wonders deliver countless health benefits, too. But, while that's a boon for people who live near or among trees, those who don’t lose out.
WBUR CitySpace Presents Earth Week | April 18-22
April 21: Choose Your Own Disaster
This year, CitySpace has launched a brand new series of events focused on the environment and climate change leading up to Earth Day (April 22, 2023). Join us from April 18-22 for conversations, performances and more focused on celebrating and protecting our planet.
This article was originally published on April 13, 2023.