Covering Climate Now

Welcome to the New England News Collaborative’s collection of stories on climate change in 2021. This year for Earth Day, we featured stories of people living through our climate emergency, and looked at what our region is doing to lower emissions and adapt to a warming world. These stories dovetailed with Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. Special thanks to NHPR’s By Degrees climate project.

A Triple-Decker For The 21st Century: Airtight And Solar-Powered

Simón Rios | March 12, 2021

Standing in front of her three-level house in Somerville, Lena Sheehan looks down at the construction of a new high school and transportation hub just a block away. “I can’t get over it, I haven’t been here in so long,” she says. “This is the new T — isn’t that brilliant, right beside the house.”…

Pandemic Sparks Innovation At New Hampshire’s Influential Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest

Annie Ropeik | February 4, 2021

At the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in northern New Hampshire, the pandemic broke a decades-long streak of field research. Now, scientists there are adapting with new technology – recording the sounds of the forest, which they hope will transform their long and influential record of a changing world. In late fall, Dartmouth biologist Matt Ayres…