May 14, 2024

Monitoring Rights Whales Can Help Protect Them, But Only a New Vessel Speed Rule Will Save Them 

by Sarah White

Tracking and monitoring North Atlantic right whales can help scientists protect them, but stronger policies are needed.

Three right whales
May 13, 2024

The Truth About Air Pollution and Climate Change

by Pam Reynolds

Air pollution across the United States is getting worse. Why? Because of our planet’s warming atmosphere.

Air pollution over a city view
May 2, 2024

Spring Resolutions for Climate at CLF 

by Greg Cunningham

CLF is resolving to continue fighting for urgent climate action to move New England towards a clean energy future.

An early morning view of the Baldpates as seen from Maine Route 26 north of Grafton Notch in Grafton Township, Maine.
May 1, 2024

Phil Coupe’s Sunny View on Clean Energy

by Pam Reynolds

For the past 20 years, Phil Coupe has worked in clean energy. He’s witnessed technologies that once seemed like a sci-fi plot twist—electric planes and solar-powered steel plants—move from fantastical ideas to reality. And the irony, says Coupe, is that many of us aren’t even aware of it. That’s why Coupe, co-founder of ReVision Energy,… Continue reading Phil Coupe’s Sunny View on Clean Energy

Photo of Phil Coupe, white male, standing before a home.
April 30, 2024

Tackling The World’s Plastics Problem

The world produces 400 million metric tons of plastic waste each year. A global plastics treaty attempts to solve this problem.

trash can filled with plastic waste
April 26, 2024

We Can Develop Offshore Wind Sustainably in the Gulf of Maine 

by Sarah White

CLF is fighting to ensure vital offshore wind projects in the Gulf of Maine are responsible and equitable.

Wind turbine on the water
April 25, 2024

It’s Time for Maine to Deliver on Its Climate Law 

by Emily Green

CLF, Maine Youth Action, and Sierra Club are suing the State of Maine for breaking its 2019 Climate Law.

April 25, 2024

The EPA’s New Rules on “Forever Chemicals” is Only a Beginning

by Kate Sinding Daly

The EPA’s announcement that cities must remove six synthetic forever chemicals from public drinking water is just a drop in the bucket of what actions it should take to limit PFAS in our lives.

What are PFAS
April 24, 2024

What Happened to Climate Ready Boston?

by Liz Rickley

The Climate Ready Boston Plan seems to have stalled in recent years. Today most of the projects recommended for completion by 2030 have yet to be included in the city’s most recent capital plans. It’s a hardship for Boston residents forced to deal with flooded streets and neighborhoods.

April 18, 2024

Warning: Toxic “Forever Chemicals” in Landfills Put People and the Environment at Risk

by Nora Bosworth

Most people don’t realize that landfills, when working as intended, send poisonous chemicals into our waterways. Those chemicals – poly- and perfluorochemicals, or PFAS for short –  are called “forever chemicals” because they do not break down in the environment or in our bodies. These toxic substances are linked to a growing number of health… Continue reading Warning: Toxic “Forever Chemicals” in Landfills Put People and the Environment at Risk

Drone view of landfill in Bethlehem, New Hampshire.