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Volunteers band together for Earth Day cleanups across Franklin County
04-23-2023 2:01 PM

By MAX BOWEN and BELLA LEVAVI

It all began with one person.Now, dozens have donated supplies or their time to help Orange resident Justin Holden make a cleaner community. For the last four months, Holden has been up at 4 a.m. to clean different sections of town, inspired by the...


EarthTalk: Saving the planet with refurbished electronics
04-22-2023 5:19 PM

Dear EarthTalk: Is buying refurbished electronics better for the environment than buying brand new ones? — Peter Behr, Chicago, IllinoisAccording to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the world produces some 50 million tons of electronic...


Giving back to the land: One-day event will help trusts conserve trails, forests, farms and waterways
04-19-2023 6:39 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

HADLEY — With Earth Day around the corner, four regional land trusts are joining together for their fourth annual Give Back to the Land Day, which will take place on Thursday.The 24-hour online fundraising event, organized by Kestrel Land Trust,...


Ashfield churches offering ‘Sacred Stroll’ ahead of Earth Day
04-19-2023 2:59 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

ASHFIELD — The First Congregational Church and St. John’s Episcopal Church will host a “Sacred Stroll” as an early Earth Day celebration on Friday, April 21, at 4 p.m. “Our two Ashfield churches are working together to encourage care for our planet,”...


In second year, ‘Spruce It Up Colrain’ expands to month-long activity
04-18-2023 1:01 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

COLRAIN — Keeping in mind the uncertainties of weather and residents’ busy schedules, the organizer of “Spruce It Up Colrain,” held for the first time last year, is expanding the community cleanup to be a month-long activity.The event, held on Earth...


Former Sierra Club president shares path to environmental activism in Greenfield talk
04-18-2023 1:01 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

GREENFIELD — Captivating dozens packed inside the Episcopal Church of Saint James and Andrew, nationally acclaimed environmentalist Aaron Mair emphasized that environmental activism must be an “intersectional” effort.Mair, former president of the...


Blue trash bags available for litter cleanup in Greenfield
04-17-2023 3:31 PM

GREENFIELD — The man who organizes the annual Green River Cleanup says the month that includes Earth Day is the perfect time to remind Greenfield residents they can get blue trash bags to dispose of roadside litter they find throughout the year.David...


Pick of the litter: Wendell gearing up for annual cleanup
04-12-2023 8:29 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

WENDELL — Last year’s litter cleanup was held in memory of Ted Lewis, a former Selectboard member who had long been a partner in organizing the annual endeavor. This year, the weeklong event will actually bear his name.The 2023 TED Walk is set for...


Northfield naturalists to share lawn transformation effort in Greening Greenfield talk
04-11-2023 2:44 PM

GREENFIELD — After transforming their lawn into a meadow by mowing less and adding some native plants, Northfield residents and naturalists Charley Eiseman and Julia Blyth are sharing their story with others during a Greening Greenfield talk.The...


EarthTalk: Gas appliances equals bad indoor quality
04-09-2023 12:29 PM

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that gas stoves are bad for indoor air quality, but what about gas furnaces and other gas-powered appliances typically found in homes? — L.J., Ronkonkoma, NYNatural gas is almost as ubiquitous an energy source in American...


Speaking of Nature: Amphibians in April
04-09-2023 12:28 PM

By BILL DANIELSON

My office is located in a loft above the main room of my house. The ceiling is basically the same shape as the roof and if I reach up from my chair I can touch the wood that separates me from the outside. As I sit here in the early morning hours,...


New buildings in Franklin County look to minimize embodied carbon
04-04-2023 6:40 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

GREENFIELD — For the past 30 years, the construction industry has incorporated renewable energy, increased efficiency of heating and cooling systems, engineered air-tight installation and pursued other efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses emitted from...


EarthTalk: Last chance to see the Joshua tree?
04-02-2023 2:51 PM

By CASSIE CUNNIFF

Dear EarthTalk: Are the famous Joshua trees of the California desert really going extinct? What can we do to preserve them? — Bill Alexander, Tempe, AZThe Joshua tree is an iconic species of the Mojave Desert that stretches across parts of...


Speaking of Nature: Stimulus for cavity nesters
04-02-2023 2:50 PM

By BILL DANIELSON

As the days continue to lengthen and the birds outside start ramping up their activities for the breeding season it is time for some of our resident species to start house hunting. A large number of the species that we see at our wintertime feeders...


FirstLight settlement draws mixed response
03-31-2023 5:53 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

TURNERS FALLS — With Friday marking the deadline, FirstLight Hydro Generating Co. has filed its Flows and Fish Passage Settlement Agreement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).FirstLight, which previously submitted its Amended Final...


My Turn: A history of old growth forest loss
03-29-2023 6:45 PM

By JIM THORNLEY

Johanna Newman’s March 22 column in the Recorder [“White House must take older trees off cut list”], a call to protect older trees from logging nationally, was a commendable piece; however, I would like to point out that some of the worst cutting of...


Lawn conversion initiative looks to support pollinators, improve soil health
03-29-2023 5:37 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

Thanks to a state grant, the Franklin Conservation District is partnering with three towns to support pollinators, improve soil health and beautify the region by converting mowed spaces into native plant gardens and meadows.For its first year working...


Lawmakers echo concerns they hear about PFAS
03-28-2023 3:32 PM

By COLIN A. YOUNG

BOSTON — From fish being reeled in by anglers in Taunton to the drinking water at an elementary school in New Salem, so-called forever chemicals known as PFAS are everywhere, the questions and comments from lawmakers at Monday’s Joint Committee on...


Trail restoration lands Pioneer senior Northfield’s Citizen Stewardship Award
03-27-2023 1:02 PM

By MARY BYRNE

NORTHFIELD — A Pioneer Valley Regional School senior was recently recognized by town officials with the 2022 Citizen Stewardship Award for his contributions to preserving natural resources. Cooper Bullock received the award at a Selectboard meeting...


EarthTalk: Are coral reefs still dying and how can we save them?
03-26-2023 12:21 PM

By GRACE LYONS

Dear EarthTalk: What can we do to save dying coral reefs? — B.H. Jackson, Tullahoma, TNCoral reefs around the world are indeed still at great risk. A comprehensive survey by Canadian researchers in 2021 shows that the world’s oceans have lost about...

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