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How to lessen your home’s contribution to climate change

The ICAN Climate Solutions library series continued Tuesday with a talk led by South Mountain engineer Marc Rosenbaum: “Beyond fossil-fuel homes.”  Rosenhaum, armed with more than 30 years of experience, is committed to making homes...

Aquinnah on track for MVP designation

On Thursday night, about 30 Aquinnah residents put their heads together to continue a discussion about how to prioritize adaptation strategies in response to sea level rise, storm surge, flooding, and other principal hazards...

MVC adopts emergency climate resolutions

Physicist Philip Duffy, president and executive director of the Woods Hole Research Center, gave a talk about climate change data and realities Thursday night at the Katharine Cornell Theater. Before a full house, Duffy,...

A fossil-fuel-free family

Noli Taylor has always been invested in eco-friendly living, but now she wants to take it a step further. Taylor and her family, residents of Aquinnah, are working toward being a fossil-fuel-free family, meaning they...

Can M.V. go 100 percent renewable by 2040?

In late October, the Vineyard Sustainable Energy Committee (VSEC) and the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s Climate Crisis Task Force unveiled a commitment to make all six towns on Martha’s Vineyard 100 percent renewable by 2040.  On...

‘Are you ready for anything?’

West Tisbury emergency management director Russell Hartenstine posed four questions to a group of about 30 people at the Oak Bluffs library Saturday afternoon:    Are you registered to receive emergency alerts from your town? ...

Making Martha’s Vineyard 100 percent renewable

Each year, Martha’s Vineyard uses the equivalent of the entire output of an average-size nuclear power plant operating for a month and a half, according to a recent study done for the Martha’s Vineyard...

Chilmark names climate change working group

Updated 2:40 pm Chilmark selectmen approved a six-member climate change working group Tuesday in an effort to address climate issues facing Chilmark. The group was formed by selectman Jim Malkin, and is comprised of himself, town...

Your Martha’s Vineyard climate change roadmap

There’s no longer any question that climate change is real. Dukes County is ranked one of the fastest warming regions in the nation, and sea level rise continues to change the character of Martha’s...

Chilmark forms climate change working group

Chilmark selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday night to form a five- to seven-member climate change working group to address the needs of the town and to work with the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. Selectman Jim Malkin...

Series is focused on climate change solutions

A series of six climate change forums are being planned, including two in the month of October. The series is titled “Climate Solutions for the Vineyard: Be Proactive/Be Prepared.” On Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 4...

Island must adapt to rising seas and stronger storms

Dutch architect and urbanist Matthijs Bouw says the Island will need to work across boundaries and disciplines in order to adapt to the growing effects of climate change. Bouw, founding principal of One Architecture, had...