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Mass. Updates Rules For Wood Burning Power Plants

Massachusetts officials have adopted final regulations for the state’s biomass energy industry. Officials say the new rules are designed to set a high standard for the wood burning power plants.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–08/18/2012

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Debate Brews Over Ethanol Percentage In Gas

Environmental Protection Agency approved increasing the amount of ethanol to 15%.

07/04/2012

Earth Day music

5 Songs For Earth Day

Here are 5 songs for Earth Day, to keep you rocking and keep you thinking about the environment.

04/09/2012

Cape Wind

N-Star Agrees To Pay Premium In Cape Wind Power Deal

The Massachusetts utility NStar has agreed to buy power from the proposed Cape Wind offshore wind farm for more than double what electricity from conventional sources is projected to cost.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/31/2012

The BU Bio Lab has recieved preliminary state approval.

Public Hearing Set For B.U. Biolab

The public will soon be able to comment on the latest safety report for Boston University’s high-security reasearch laboratory. The National Institutes Of Health has scheduled a hearing at Roxbury Community College for April 19 at 6:30 P.M.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/25/2012

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Real Or Fake Christmas Trees: What’s Better For The Environment?

Experts say you have to keep a fake tree for a pretty long time to lessen its impact on the environment.

12/09/2011

Keurig coffee machine with K-Cup. (File image)

Convenience Of K-Cups Comes With A Cost

Environmentalists are concerned with the number of cups being tossed in the trash. A lot of plastic is not being recycled.

10/03/2011

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Gov. Patrick Discusses Renewable Energy’s Importance For Mass. Economy

Todd Gutner sat down with Gov. Deval Patrick to talk about the importance of renewable energy to the Massachusetts economy.

07/19/2011

Waters off Cape Cod

Cape Cod National Seashore Turns 50

An important birthday is coming up this summer on Cape Cod as the National Seashore, the country’s first oceanfront national park, turns 50.

07/18/2011

Senator Scott Brown on July 29, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo credit TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Brown Targeted For Environmental Vote

The League of Women Voters is launching an advertising campaign faulting U.S. Sen. Scott Brown for voting to ban the Environmental Protection Agency from controlling gases blamed for global warming.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/30/2011

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