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Goals Set To Make Berkshires 100 Percent Renewable Energy

The technology is available. It is just a matter of the right policies and right actions to make it happen. That is what a cvoalition of environmentalist believes when it comes the state becoming 100 percent powered by renewable energy. On Monday, local leaders and organizations joined for a summit to dive into the issues.

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North Adams Council Approves Resolution Backing Climate Accord

The City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution to support the Paris Climate Accords. The accord, a voluntary agreement among nations to reduce carbon emissions and to aid developing nations in meeting goals, is being backed by consortiums of mayors, governors and business leaders in the wake of the president's announcement that the United States would withdraw.

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Pignatelli Takes Over Cariddi's Chairmanship of Environment Committee

State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli will take over the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture for the late Rep. Gailanne Cariddi. Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo appointed Pignatelli to the seat which was previously chaired by his former Berkshire delegation colleague, Cariddi, who died earlier this year. The dean of the delegation will likely be removed from his current committees to focus solely on the chairmanship.

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New Brochure Identifies Invasive Species at Windsor Lake

A student environmental project at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has produced a brochure and more extensive booklet identifying invasive species at Windsor Lake.

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MCLA to Host 2nd Annual Berkshire Natural History Conference

The second annual Berkshire Natural History Conference will feature presentations by local and regional naturalists as well as acclaimed authors on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Church Street Center.

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HooRWA Helping to Beautify The Spruces

Lauren Stevens of the Hoosic River Watershed Association said not worry. The blue tubes sticking out of the ground aren't from outer space but more importantly are not permanent. "People heard there was planting going on but all they see are these blue alien tubes but these should be gone in a year so," Stevens said. "There are plants inside of them and the tubes are just here to keep the deer, mice, moles or any other little critters that might want to chew on them out."

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Mount Greylock Envirothon Team Succeeds in First Year

Recent Mount Greylock Regional School graduate Benni McComish says he long has been interested in environmental justice. This year, he got into the science behind the issues. McComish was one of eight Mount Greylock students who participated in the school's first Envirothon team.

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