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The Suffolk Journal

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The Suffolk Journal

President Biden declares October as National Clean Energy Action Month

President Biden declares October as National Clean Energy Action Month

West Duwaji , Journal Contributor October 4, 2022

Federal officials are working to turn the climate change catastrophe into an opportunity and a renewed commitment to leading America toward a future powered by sustainable energy, according to the White...

Arctic Sea, coral reefs and Western states face climate change effects

Arctic Sea, coral reefs and Western states face climate change effects

West Duwaji, Journal Contributor September 28, 2022

The arctic sea, the coral reefs and wildfires have all been affected due to climate change recently.   The lowest amount of ice for the year, as determined by satellite data, was present in the Arctic...

Massachusetts residents less concerned about climate change due to recent international conflicts

Massachusetts residents less concerned about climate change due to recent international conflicts

Emily Devlin and Jamie Taris April 26, 2022

In a recent MassINC/Boston Globe poll, climate change was considered the least concerning issue to be dealt with by the government among Massachusetts residents.   Asked to rate climate change as...

Massachusetts behind on efforts to shift to electric cars

Massachusetts behind on efforts to shift to electric cars

Nick Frieburger and William Woodring April 19, 2022

Back in 2014, officials estimated that to make a significant change in emission levels, the Commonwealth would need 169,000 electric cars on the road by 2020 and 300,000 in total by 2025. Eleven years...

The world is on fire, who’s going to put it out?

The world is on fire, who’s going to put it out?

Emily Collins, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

“It is a file of shame, cataloging the empty pledges that put us firmly on track towards an unlivable world,” said UN Secretary General António Guterres after reading a report from the United Nations’...

Lake Powell experiences drastic changes in water levels

Lake Powell experiences drastic changes in water levels

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor April 5, 2022

The dramatic and realistic effects of the climate crisis have taken their toll on Lake Powell in Albuquerque, N. Mex. As one of the largest reservoirs in the country, this lake has been severely diminished,...

Warm temperatures cause more bleaching to the Great Barrier Reef

Warm temperatures cause more bleaching to the Great Barrier Reef

Nick Frieburger, Sports Editor March 30, 2022

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is suffering its fourth mass bleaching in the last six years, according to the reef’s managers. Bleaching is caused when water temperatures are warmer than normal....

Bostons freezing and thawing through my lens

Boston’s freezing and thawing through my lens

James Bartlett, Multimedia Editor March 2, 2022

As I had done more and more work as a photographer in Boston, the weather and how it changes has become unavoidable, and it’s scary to me sometimes. I grew up in New England and I’m used to the...

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New data reveals dangerous rising sea levels across the U.S.

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor February 23, 2022

Rising sea levels along the U.S. will bring significant increases in flooding across the country, according to a new report. According to a Feb. 15 report conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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Cryptocurrencies and their negative impacts on the environment

Grace Dreher February 15, 2022

Cryptocurrencies have been rising in popularity recently, and climate experts advise that these online currencies can have negative environmental effects.  According to Columbia Climate School, the...

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Climate change to bring frequent and intense snowstorms in the future

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor February 8, 2022

The Northeast has been a target for snowstorms and blizzards in January, and new studies suggest that there will be more intense winter storms expected throughout the region in upcoming decades.  The...

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Climate change may be impacting the future of the Winter Olympics

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor February 1, 2022

As the 2022 Winter Olympics approach, athletes and researchers are beginning to worry if climate change could hinder the future of the games, including this year’s events. Beijing is set to host the...

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