Barely a month ago, a historic storm blasted coastal New England – a “bomb cyclone” that brought blizzard conditions, heavy snow, and massive flooding to Boston’s Seaport neighborhood and other waterfront communities like Chelsea and Salem. As the storm raged, Twitter and Facebook feeds filled with a barrage of images showing icy waters flowing down…
Climate change impacts are affecting New England communities now, so CLF set out to determine the liability risks of government entities and other decision makers if they fail to prepare for these impacts. The result is the CLF Climate Adaptation and Liability report, which looks at the theories of legal liability for design professionals (such as…
Massachusetts is once again leading the way on climate by requiring its largest electric company, Eversource, to make sure its substations, poles, wires, and operations are ready for the worst that our changing climate might bring.
New Hampshire communities are already acting to adapt to climate change.
This white paper addresses whether states in New England are adequately addressing the issues presented by climate change in septic system regulation.
Tomorrow marks the fourth Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. On October 29, 2012, Sandy ripped through the East Coast, generating storm surge, flooding, and wind damage across 24 states. The storm claimed more than 70 lives – the majority from drowning and fallen trees. Those of us in New England watched in horror as the storm…
VOTE YES ON 5 The hype for November 8 revolves primarily around the Presidential Election, but for Bostonians, Election Day also means you get to cast a vote on important local issues that could directly impact you and your neighborhood. One such issue is The Community Preservation Act (CPA), which will be question 5 on…
The Massachusetts Senate is voting on a climate adaptation plan that will help our communities prepare for climate impacts. Find out why this bill is important and how you can help get it passed.
In the aftermath of the storm called Sandy, there have been weekly calls for the federal government and for states to address how our country might adapt in response to a changing climate. A recent Government Accounting Office report, a petition to FEMA with which CLF has been involved, and the launch of a new…
Tricia Jedele, director of CLF Rhode Island, responded enthusiastically to new climate change adaptation legislation introduced today by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Senator Max Baucus of Montana. The Safeguarding America’s Future and Environment Act (SAFE) Act would require federal natural resource agencies to plan for the projected long-term effects of climate change,…