Representatives from Boston Climate Action Network and We Are Boston’s Waterfront held a rally on Sunday afternoon outside the Aquarium MBTA station. The groups are seeking a moratorium on waterfront development, implementation of Community Choice Energy (CCE) and immediate action to protect against the flooding caused by sea level rise. Standing near the site of the historic flooding from January 4th and March 3rd, the activists wore painted kayaks, held signs, and passed out fliers to people attending the rally. Just days before, record flooding was seen at the site from Nor’Easter Riley for the second time in as many months.
Waterfront Community Meeting – Planning for the Future
In response to last week’s storm and subsequent flooding, the Conservation Law Foundation is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, January 17 from 6pm – 7pm at the Golden Goose Cafe to discuss the future of the waterfront. Read more below.
Storm Surge Brings Record Flooding to Waterfront Areas [Photos]
Record flooding was seen Thursday afternoon in the North End and the downtown Boston waterfront as a 3 foot storm surge came in with a 12 foot high tide on the harbor. Flood waters reached the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a first in Boston, and the highest levels since the Blizzard of ’78. The Aquarium T Read More…
Mayor’s Column: How We Are Addressing Climate Change in Boston
By Mayor Martin J. Walsh This year is shaping up to be one of the strongest years in Boston’s history. We’ve continued to add 20,000 new jobs each year, and we’ve brought unemployment down below 4 percent. And perhaps most importantly, we’ve made a plan to ensure that the benefits of Boston’s booming economy are Read More…