Tag Archives: Environment
Farmers are embracing a method called "honey drying" which cuts the pollution of nutrient-overloaded water going into streams and rivers, and delivers a unique cup of coffee.
How do the floating larvae of reef species find a home? They can listen, but the sounds are far off.
Ocean researchers are learning the secrets that change our concepts of life, unveil a hidden world, and hold the keys to the future of the planet.
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Fish can be deceptive, and perceptive. A Miami biologist studies "lying fish" and how other fish in the species spot them.
Cholera is thousands of years old, easily treated, and entirely preventable. But the medical community is split over how.
Cubans anticipate "the flood" of American arrivals with a mixture of celebration and apprehension. What will change? What can survive?
As an old embargo lifts, a new vacation spot emerges—but can Cuba’s ecosystems weather a flood of Americans?
Locally, nationally and internationally, action on climate change is producing solutions and often bypassing lagging political leadership. The gathering force of these acts, significant and subtle, is transforming what once seemed a hopeless situation into one in which success can at least be imagined
A decades-long quest to save the north Atlantic right whale is helping revive a species that is a bellwether of the health of the oceans.
For 13 years Jim Gordon has fought and scraped against powerful foes to set 130 turbines in the waters off Cape Cod. He's certain success is right around the corner.
National Geographic Daily News Companies have been cleared to seek seismic noise permits in the Atlantic, but ocean researchers fear for whales. A North Atlantic right whale mother and calf …
Marine ecologist Adriana Vergés emerged from a scuba dive in Tosa Bay off the coast of southern Japan last week and was amazed at what she'd seen: A once lush kelp forest had been stripped bare and replaced by coral.
ALTERED HABITATS By Doug Struck | GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JULY 12, 2014 He was good, the head of Albert Einstein’s college said about the famous student. Very good; he changed …
Evidence that the planet is cooling has been a staple of climate denial. Except the evidence is four decades old. Here's the journalist who wrote about "global cooling"-- and has been dogged by the story ever since.
Child-rearing guides are clucking about "snowplow parents." The Boston Globe chronicled the phenomenon of moms and dads still hovering over their children, "leaving their college-age kids anxious, depressed, and ill-equipped to deal with matters both small and large." But they've got it wrong.
“Nobody really paid attention to what was happening to that great resource and the damage that was occurring,” says Leon Panetta. “I think we changed the conversation.”
Brayton Point and two other electricity-generating plants in Massachusetts produce nearly half of the total greenhouse gases emitted by all large polluters throughout the state, according to data compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Billions of gallons of raw sewage and contaminated stormwater surge every year into the waterways and onto the streets of New England, as a 40-year-old pledge to clean America’s lakes, rivers and streams remains unfulfilled.
By Doug Struck and Kevin Sullivan, Published: April 19 E-mail the writer CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Hub stopped Friday.The kinetic and salty city of Boston, which got its proud nickname from Oliver Wendell Holmes in the 19th century, came to a standstill Friday while an army of heavily armed police hunted for a skinny 19-year-old in a gray hoodie.
BY MARY BETH SHERIDAN, DOUG STRUCK AND MARC FISHER Attack jolts city on a day of civic pride The devastating impact of the explosions, which came 16 seconds apart at 2:50 p.m. on one of Boston’s most important days of civic celebration, spread almost instantly across the city and country.
BOSTON — Two bombs exploded at the venerable Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people, injuring about 100 others and rattling nerves around the nation, authorities said.
Ohio State scientist Lonnie Thompson tests the limits of science – and his health – to unlock climate secrets frozen at the top of the world's highest mountain ranges.
By Doug Struck The massive blizzard that whipped New England this weekend with hurricane-force winds and crushing snow tested the readiness of authorities to deal with the increasing frequency of severe and record-breaking weather.
Waging the Battle to Build the U.S.’s First Offshore Wind Farm After a decade seeking approval to build the U.S.’s first offshore wind farm, Cape Wind president Jim Gordon is …
March 26, 2012 Venting frustration at the lack of progress on environmental issues, U.S. Sen. John Kerry voices the exasperation of a core constituency in President Obama’s re-election bid. By …
Recent gains in the efficiency, lifespan and manufacturing of thin-film plastic solar panels have advocates convinced that, this time, solar really is on the verge of a revolution – even …
By Doug Struck 01/04/2012 – Outi Tervo was on the bow, crouching from the knifing wind, with another scientist, Kristin Westdal. A hydrophone 30 feet under water connected to headphones …
Public Radio International “Living on Earth”: Shark Tourism
Icy Island Warms to Climate Change Greenlanders Exploit ‘Gifts From Nature’ While Facing New Hardships By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Thursday, June 7, 2007 QAQORTOQ, Greenland — …
Quebecers Turn to Church Terms, Rather Than the Sexual or Scatological, to Vent Their Anger By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Tuesday, December 5, 2006 MONTREAL — “Oh, …
By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Wednesday, December 7, 2005; A01 BAGHDAD, Dec. 6 — According to Saddam Hussein, the would-be assassins who ambushed his car near an …
Nuns Labored for Days in Fatal Heat to Get Help for Patients By Anne Hull and Doug Struck Washington Post Staff Writers Friday, September 23, 2005 NEW ORLEANS — …