Environment

Rites of spring

Thursday, May 8 - Twenty years ago, in 1994, there were only 1,755 farmers' markets in the U.S. By 2013 the number had jumped to 8,144, and this year promises even more.

Great Barrington: Solar capital of South County?

Wednesday, Apr 30 - If Kirt Mayland’s Housatonic Solar Project achieves its objectives, the Berkshire Hills Regional School District, the Southern Berkshire Regional School District, and the town of Great Barrington would all become the beneficiaries, with significant savings on the cost of electricity.

‘Holy shit, there’s dead bats everywhere’

Monday, Apr 28 - "If we assume, very conservatively, that there are two million species in the tropical rainforests, this means that something like five thousand species are being lost each year. This comes to roughly fourteen species a day, or one every hundred minutes.” -- Elizabeth Kolbert in "The Sixth Extinction"