CONSERVATION

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Tuesday that he wants the Senate to vote on a massive plan to fight climate change.

Plastic grocery bags.
MTSOfan / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/mtsofan

A western Massachusetts lawmaker has signed on to a bill to ban single-use plastic bags at stores statewide.

Inside a lab in northwest Connecticut is a bobcat. Its bright eyes and black-tufted ears are separated from me only by the metal grill of a large carrier. She’s sleepy, but waking up.

Great Food Comes With Great Waste At UMass

Jan 16, 2019
UMass Amherst emphasizes composting, providing compostable utensils, napkins and cups in the dining areas.
Ayelet Ehrenkranz / NEPR

The phrase “number one dining” is often thrown around at UMass Amherst. But with all that great food comes great waste.

An American Robin is measured as part of federal research on urban wildlife in a backyard in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

Federal researchers in western Massachusetts study ways to protect migrating fish, backyard birds and urban trees. The government shutdown is keeping them home and away from their research.

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