September 19, 2023

Why Are North Atlantic Right Whales Endangered? 

by Sarah White

To save right whales from extinction, we must protect them from boats and fishing gear.

Body of a whale that has been struck and killed by a vessel, tied to a dock for study
September 15, 2023

New Englanders Agree: We Must Do More to Protect New England’s Ocean 

by Sarah White

A recent poll proves that New Englanders want to protect our ocean. Safeguarding special marine habitats is a vital step in doing so.

Fin whale swimming in Canyons & Seamounts Monument
September 13, 2023

The Power of Social Investment

by Pam Reynolds

In the world of investing, real-world outcomes are often neatly severed from investment strategy. Return on investment, rates, and yields are guiding principles that supersede seemingly idealistic notions of community-building and the environment. But a more thoughtful and creative investment approach has taken root over the past decade. That approach recognizes that the savviest long-term… Continue reading The Power of Social Investment

building in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood
September 13, 2023

What Is Greenwashing?

by Syd Romo

Some of the world’s biggest polluters want us to believe they’re going green – but they’re really just hiding “business as usual” behind slick words. Here’s how to spot greenwashing in action.

Illustration of greenwashing
September 13, 2023

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary’s New Management Plan Misses the Mark on Ocean Protection

by Sarah White

NOAA must do more to protect this vital cradle of marine life

Whales swimming in Stellwagen Sanctuary waters in front of an industrial ship
September 5, 2023

The Truth about Hydrogen

by Rishya Narayanan

Big Gas and Oil and utility companies are urging us to use hydrogen like we do other fossil fuels – which will damage the climate and our health

A 3-D rendering of the hydrogen molecule. One is in focus towards the right hand of the image, with a few more in the background not in focus. The image, including the molecules, are varying shades of blue.
August 31, 2023

Green Halloween: 5 Ways to Embrace the Zero Waste Spirit

by Adilson González Morales

On Halloween, U.S. consumers spend over $10 billion on decorations, plastic-wrapped candy, costumes, and more. Many of these items will eventually find their final resting place in landfills and incinerators. But fear not! Here are 5 tips to celebrate a Green Halloween without sacrificing your fun:

Everything you need for a perfect Green Halloween. A mesh bag with pumpkins, gourds, and candles. DIY bats and spiders made from craft paper. And delicious chocolate eyeballs wrapped in foil.
August 31, 2023

Climate Change Worsens Extreme Weather in New England 

by Rishya Narayanan

Clean energy can help us slash the carbon pollution driving heat waves, storms, and floods.

An aerial view of Waterbury, Vermont's flooding during the intense rainstorm of Summer 2023. Houses are submerged up to their doorsteps.
August 25, 2023

A Dog’s Life on the Line: Blue-Green Algae Threatens Pets and People

CLF’s top dog calls for action on toxic pollution that can kill dogs and sicken people

Henry, a Labrador Retriever, looks dejected while sitting by the water
August 23, 2023

A Step Closer to Cleaner Water on Boston’s Rivers

The Charles, Neponset, and Mystic Rivers are one step closer to getting cleaned up, thanks to action by CLF.

Sitting along the Charles River