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The City of Boston Votes to Ban Fossil Fuels in New Infrastructure

On September 14th, 2022, the Boston City Council voted to adopt a new pilot program in Massachusetts that limits or bans the use of fossil fuels in new building developments. With a 9-3 vote, this decision is a step closer to achieving Boston’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050. Boston will join a handful […]

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The Ocean and Carbon Sequestration: Leveraging the Ocean’s Carbon Capture Potential

The ocean is vital for sustaining life on Earth. By providing oxygen to the atmosphere and absorbing carbon dioxide emissions, the ocean regulates climate through carbon sequestration. Carbon sequestration is the natural or artificial process by which carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and held in solid or liquid form. The ocean is the […]

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Fighting Disease with Medicines from the Sea

Humans have recognized nature’s health benefits since ancient times. Many of today’s most important medicines were inspired by the natural world. Yet, nature is more than a source of inspiration. The natural processes in nature provide a model for treating some of the world’s most serious diseases. Today, scientists search for new sources of natural […]