From green business and new environmental legislation to how nature impacts our environment in ways never before considered, Earth Wise offers a look at our changing environment.

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Keeping The Air Clean While Getting Warm


Fireplaces and stoves are coveted features in many homes, providing warmth and ambiance. But managed improperly, these heat sources can be inefficient and unhealthy.



Massachusetts and Solar Power

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Massachusetts is not known for its sunny climate and can’t compete with California where huge solar-power farms in the desert can produce hundreds of megawatts of electricity. Nevertheless, the state is enthusiastically embracing solar energy wherever it can.



Recycling Christmas Trees

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Were you among the 20 million Americans that put up a real Christmas tree? Most of the Fraser firs and blue spruces so lovingly decorated last Christmas ended up in the same place:  the curb.



Flying On Green Energy


If you’ve ever used an online carbon footprint calculator, you may have been surprised by how much of your energy usage comes from air travel.   A few flights a year and you’ve produced as much carbon as you have from driving your car all year.



Reducing Phosphorus Pollution In Lake Erie

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Toxic algal blooms have been spreading throughout Lake Erie. In August, contamination left 400,000 residents in Ohio and Michigan without water for 72 hours. Now, legislators are taking steps to prevent future catastrophes by regulating farming practices.


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