Boston’s World Naked Bike Ride
For the third time, the World Naked Bike Ride pedaled its way through Boston on Saturday.
(Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe)
Wind farms on land grow with few critics
Despite controversy that has slowed the Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound, land-based wind farms are expanding rapidly in the region.
(TONY TALBOT/ASSOCIATED PRESS/FILE 2011)
Despite gains, Boston lags in recycling
Boston has nearly doubled its residential recycling rate over the past five years, yet fewer than 1 in 5 pieces of household waste gets recycled.
(ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
The Pentagon is stopped from going green
It is odd that the Senate Armed Services Committee has prohibited the Pentagon, the single biggest consumer of fossil fuels, from spending money on cleaner energy alternatives.
(HEATHER HOPP-BRUCE/THE BOSTON GLOBE)
St. Patrick’s Day parade brings peaceful party
- Green was on every street corner Sunday as tens of thousands of revelers thronged South Boston for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Green shamrocks topped green floats packed with revelers in Kelly green hats.
Green electricity finds few customers in Mass.
- Five years after NStar became the first state utility to allow customers to buy wind farm electricity, less than 1 percent of the company’s nearly 900,000 customers have enrolled.
Coffee process taps the sun’s energy
- The typical American drinks three cups of coffee a day, but the average Joe doesn’t know much about his morning cup.
Is this the best commute in Boston?
- It takes Rob McDonald roughly an hour to get from his home in Brookline, near the western edge of the BU campus, to his office in Kendall Square.