Category Archives: Water

Tuesday, April 4 at 6pm. Online. Ocean conservationist and environmental advocate Alexandra Cousteau will converse with Boston Public Library President David Leonard as part of our 2023 Lowell Lecture Series You are Here: Climate Change and What’s Next. Their 60-75 … Read More

The majority of clothing on the planet is made from plastic-based materials like polyester, rayon, nylon, and acrylic. When washed, synthetic clothing sheds tiny plastic fragments known as microfibers. Microfibers are the most prevalent type of microplastic (plastic pieces less … Read More

Many of us want to avoid single use plastic items and excess packaging when we shop for groceries. We are concerned because scientists are finding micro plastics in animals and humans–even in breastmilk. By making careful choices when we buy … Read More

Newton Parks, Recreation and Culture invites members of the community to discuss the future of Crystal Lake Park and Beach on Thursday, September 15 at 6pm. Please register for the online meeting in advance. After registering, you will receive a … Read More

Newton was once dotted with wetlands and criss-crossed by streams flowing to the Charles River. But one doesn’t see many streams, marshes, or wooded wetlands nowadays. Where did they go? Where does our rainfall go now? Jennifer Steel, Chief Environmental … Read More

Holtec International, the company decommissioning Plymouth’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, has proposed to dump millions of gallons of radioactive waste water from the now-closed station into Cape Cod Bay. This is a huge threat to the environment and public health … Read More