Adam Goldstein is the climate and environmental reporter at the New Bedford Light, and a first-year corps member with Report for America. Prior to the Light, Goldstein reported on agricultural policy for the D.C. Bureau of States Newsroom, and on education and environmental issues at the Columbia Missourian. He is a San Francisco native, and an alumnus of both the Missouri School of Journalism and Tulane University.
“It can’t be stressed enough, that regardless of Lee’s designation, it will remain a large and dangerous cyclone while it approaches eastern New England and Atlantic Canada.” — National Hurricane Center
Vineyard Wind halted construction on its offshore wind site Monday, and the company is bringing boats back into the Port of New Bedford with parts onboard, ahead of the expected storm.
Local meteorologists say residents should expect tropical storm-force winds, dangerous rip currents, and rainy conditions starting Friday morning.
Hurricane Bob is a distant memory for most residents. But with Hurricane Lee at sea, a younger generation of South Coast emergency management leaders are preparing for the hurricane season’s peak.
This phenomenon is called saltwater intrusion, and it’s an emerging climate challenge for communities on groundwater across coastal New England. The introduction of ocean salt water into tap water makes it taste unpleasant and — in severe cases — undrinkable.
The growing prevalence of tropical water conditions and exotic fish off Massachusetts points to an increase in warm core rings forming along the Gulf Stream, according to a researcher at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
“The fish eat some organism that has it [PCBs], and then they’re eaten by a bigger thing, and that’s eaten by a bigger thing. So, the load of PCBs you get when you eat contaminated fish is much higher than you get when you breathe them over a whole lifetime.” — Keri Hornbuckle, University of…
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