Category: Boston.com “Green Blog”

Green Blog now “Altered Habitats”

Note: The “GreenBlog” on Boston.com was moved to BostonGlobe.com in April 2014 and renamed “Altered Habitats.”

Climate Change: What it means for Boston

)Posted by Doug Struck April 7, 2014 04:34 PM By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent The muscled electrician working out in the gym had read the morning paper. He shook his head. “I …

Dem candidates “me-too” on climate

Posted by Doug Struck  March 23, 2014 06:23 PM  By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Run environmental issues up a flagpole. If you have five competing politicians clamoring to salute, this must be …

The local advantage of climate change

Posted by Doug Struck March 18, 2014 06:25 PM By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Climate change issues are so oppressively overwhelming that the thrashing of politicians can seem like meaningless huffery. But …

Tufts students continue push to divest

)Posted by Doug Struck March 10, 2014 09:13 PM By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Students at Tufts University unfurled protest banners over the library roof last month and have urged alumni …

Only a couple thousand deaths…

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Where have we heard this before? The government announces regulations to cut a dangerous ingredient from gasoline, one that kills and incapacitates thousands of people. The …

Ma.: Save the energy, please

)Posted by Doug Struck February 26, 2014 11:22 AM By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent North Americans use more energy per person than inhabitants of any other nation, and much of that energy …

Levee conditions “unacceptable:” Army Corps

)Posted by Doug Struck February 19, 2014 07:49 PM By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Fifteen of the 68 federally inspected levees in New England are in “unacceptable” condition, according to the Army …

Visitors from the Arctic come on wing

  Posted by Doug Struck February 10, 2014 02:33 PM By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent It was February, north of Yellowknife. I was reporting on the gritty truckers who ply roads made …

Art Asks: Can We Do It?

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent “Rosie the Riveter,” with her muscular forearm and tough-as-nails stare, helped assure a generation of Americans that “We Can Do It,” in World War II. Maybe …

A spill shows myth of overregulation

Posted by Doug Struck January 20, 2014 01:29 PM By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent If anything could puncture the myth of overregulation, it should have been the plight last week of a …

In War of Woods, New England Trees May Lose

Posted by Doug Struck January 14, 2014 10:19 PM By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Buried in rows and columns of meticulous notations of 160 years ago, clues left by Henry David Thoreau …

U.S. Climate Change: Divisions to Come

Climate Change in US: Divisions To Come Posted by Doug Struck  January 7, 2014 11:49 AM By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent It has been too easy—and too true—to imagine that the worst …

The Water is Creeping Up

Posted by Doug Struck December 29, 2013 11:19 AM By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent This is a time when journalists traditionally look back over the previous year. Let’s take a wider retrospective, …

Closures of Coal Plants Escalating

  By Doug Struck, Globe Correspondent Reports from the end of an era keep coming. This year alone, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced eight coal-fired power plants are closing. Georgia Power …

Support grows for bottled water sale ban

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent The growing support shown in Concord this week for its ban on the sale of bottled water is a lesson in how public policy works. Given …

Mercury levels drop in some US women

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent The first documented victim was a little girl, just shy of six. Bright and active, she suddenly had troubles walking. Her words spilled out, uncontrolled and …

Solar power at a turning point in Ma.?

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent The prospect of solar power here poses a question for armchair psychologists: on a very long trip, is it better to rejoice in the steps you’ve …

New England firms help fight coffee fungus

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent A fungus attacking coffee trees in Latin America is the kind of unexpected consequence that accompanies climate change, and two New England institutions are trying to …

Polar Bear Attacks Reminder of Warming World

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Some years ago, I was hitching a ride on the back of a snowmobile in the Arctic town ofPangnirtung, on Baffin Island, when I remarked that the …

Lester R. Brown: No water, no food

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Forget peak oil. It’s peak water we should worry about, says Lester R. Brown. “Water is far more important than oil,” according to the prolific author, …

Stroller Moms Want Stronger Chemical Laws

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Eugenia Gibbons will bundle up her 15-month old daughter, Sylvie, on Monday for the child’s first Washington protest: a “stroller brigade” of mothers and others unhappy …

Trying to Follow the Money

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Environmentalists who believe the adage “money talks” are finding it difficult to disrupt that conversation, as protesters have found recently at both WGBH and Harvard. Demonstrators …

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Energy: Picking up the $10 bill

Oct. 2, 2013  By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Pat yourself on your insulation, Boston. As Erin Ailworth reported on in the Globe recently, the city was ranked number one for energy efficiency, out of …

It’s about the soot, too

 September 16, 2013 10:08 PM By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Americans want more renewable power and less coal and oil – but not necessarily because they want to save the planet, …

Talking About Climate Change? Not Much

Talking about climate change? Not much. Posted  August 27, 2013 01:26 PM By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Pillow talk turns out to be the best motivation for climate action. Many Americans …

Forecast: More power outages from Climate Change

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent The changing climate in New England brings the risk of more power failures as hotter weather will stress aging power plants, heat up their cooling water, …

Graze and end climate change, biologist says

By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Jim Laurie figures he’s heard the solution to climate change: bring on the cows. Or sheep. Or just about any grazing animals. Laurie is a proponent …

The Process that feeds the world… and pollutes it

 July 31, 2013  By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Journalists love anniversaries, some more obscure than others. This year, we can celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first successful industrial use of …

A Farm Bill success: gas from cows

July 12, 2013 By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent The massive Farm Bill, now locked in a House-Senate dispute over food stamps, has traditionally included so many programs there is something for …

Fuel cost for electric cars: $1.46 per gallon in state

June 28, 2013 By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Electric car owners in Massachusetts pay less than half as much for fuel to go the same distance as gas car owners, the …

Top 100 GHG Polluters

Local group compiles country’s top greenhouse gas polluters Posted  June 19, 2013 07:40 AM By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Want to know who’s killing the planet? A research group at the …

Forest winners and losers

Boston Globe Green Blog Forest winners and losers in changing climate Posted  June 13, 2013 08:33 AM By Doug Struck Globe correspondent Federal officials are increasingly alarmed by the toll of …

Weather-Climate link

Bostonglobe.com  June 5, 2013 Storms that stay too long: scientists explore jet stream, arctic ice role   By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent The latest event in a spate of strange and …
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Boston Lagging in Tree Planting

The root of Boston’s tree planting problems Posted  May 20, 2013 07:58 PM By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Boston will become cool and green by planting 100,000 trees before 2020, Mayor …

New Hospital learns from Katrina

  By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent Hurricane Katrina had finally spent its fury and died, when I stepped cautiously through the broken doorway of a brick building in New Orleans called …

Sea Level Rise Does Not Deter Boston Development

Boston Globe Green Blog link   Who is afraid of Sea Level rise? April 23, 2013 02:23 PM By Doug Struck Globe CorrespondentThe scenes of Hurricane Sandy rampaging through New York …

Thoreau’s footsteps under Trash

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/green/greenblog/ www. What would Thoreau do? A closed dump, a proposed bus depot and a dream of protected land  April 8, 2013 08:55 AM By Doug Struck Globe Correspondent CONCORD — Henry …

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Doug Struck has been a journalist for 35 years. He was a national roving reporter, foreign bureau chief, war correspondent and an environmental reporter for The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun. He has reported from six continents and 50 states. He is now senior journalist in residence at Emerson College in Boston, where he teaches and continues to report on environmental issues.

He earned a master's degree in Environmental Sustainability in 2015 from Harvard Extension School.

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