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A straw and a sea turtle: Why we should stop using single-use plastic | Michaela Morris

The video provides visceral imagery of the suffering caused by single-use plastic. Marine animals, like this turtle, ...do not deserve to suffer extraordinary pain because of the vast quantities of disposable plastic products that end up in the sea. 

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

New study shows a decade of progress positions Massachusetts to take clean energy to the next level

Since 2009, Massachusetts has seen a 170-fold growth in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun, according to a new report released today by Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

At Massachusetts’ beaches, unsafe water could make you sick

With summer in full swing, environmental advocates released a new report showing potentially unsafe levels of pollution at more than 200 beach locations in Massachusetts last year.

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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Safe for Swimming?

An analysis of bacteria sampling data from beaches in 29 coastal and Great Lakes states and Puerto Rico reveals that 2,580 beach sites – more than half of all sites tested – were potentially unsafe for swimming on at least one day in 2018, and 546 sites were potentially unsafe at least 25 percent of the days that sampling took place.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Report features leading clean energy communities

Cities and towns are taking ambitious steps to increase renewable electricity generation, reduce energy use, and shift heating and transportation to clean sources of power, according to a new report from the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

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