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Environmental group pitches to state its 'green budget'

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Decrying budget cuts and staff reductions at environmental agencies, the Environmental League of Massachusetts on Tuesday renewed its call for greater environmental funding in order to maintain...

Legislature looking to pass farm bill

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Raw milk is back on the legislative menu this session, with a majority of the House signing onto a farm bill that Westport Rep. Paul Schmid said would benefit legislative districts from the urban...

Movers & Shakers

The region's latest Movers & Shakers.

Baker hopes electric vehicle test drives lead to sales

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Massachusetts officials plan to use their share of a $500,000 federal grant to put more drivers behind the wheels of electric vehicles over the next two years in a bid to spur sales in that market.

Worcester among 11 Mass. counties deemed natural disaster areas

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Eleven of the state's 14 counties have been deemed "primary natural disaster areas" by the United States Department of Agriculture due to substantial crop losses that began with a February deep...

Task force cites new drought impacts

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Central Massachusetts communities are ratcheting up water use restrictions in the face of a deepening drought.

State launches $1M drought loan fund for farmers

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Up to $1 million in micro-loans will now be available to Massachusetts farmers struggling under the impacts of a widespread and historic drought.

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