In the Media

Success of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative ›

Living on Earth | October 04, 2019
McCormack Graduate School Dean David W. Cash tells Living on Earth host Steve Curwood about a new study that finds states participating in RGGI have dramatically reduced their emissions while at the same time lowered electricity rates for consumers.

In Boston, Climate Change Forum Gets Personal ›

The Patriot Ledger | September 22, 2019
UMass Boston alumna and former EPA head Gina McCarthy spoke with Sustainable Solutions Lab Director Rebecca Herst on Friday during UMass Boston's latest forum on climate adaptation.

How A New Housing Development In East Boston Is Preparing For Climate Change ›

Radio Boston | September 17, 2019
Clippership Wharf, a new luxury and mixed-used development in East Boston, was built to anticipate expected sea level rise in the city. Sustainable Solutions Lab Director Rebecca Herst says Clippership "showed what's possible under our current regulatory framework."raised by climate adaption expert Rebecca Herst, director of the UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab.

The purpose of scenario planning for climate change ›

Amcor | September 06, 2019
For the 19th episode of the Big Ideas podcast, Amcor’s David Clark talks with Associate Professor of Nardia Haigh about her new book Scenario Planning for Climate Change.

Who will pay for the huge costs of holding back rising seas? ›

Grist | August 15, 2019
David Levy, professor of management and codirector of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness, says the City of Boston can't pay for needed climate resiliency efforts: "It is beyond the means of Boston, and Boston is a relatively affluent city."

Tired of Waiting for National Push, a Buzzing Hive of Climate Resilience Innovators Is at Work in Boston ›

The Boston Globe | August 08, 2019
UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab, with funding from the Barr Foundation, has cautioned against building a nearly 4-mile outer sea barrier from Winthrop to Hull and recommended big changes for governance and finance.

With Nowhere to Hide from Rising Seas, Boston Prepares for a Wetter Future ›

Science News | August 06, 2019
UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab analyzed the feasibility of installing a pair of barriers across Boston Harbor and found this doesn't make a lot of sense from both financial and operational standpoints.

A Generation of Hip-Hop Was Given Away for Free. Can It Be Archived? ›

Pacific Standard | June 25, 2019
Associate Professor of Management Pacey Foster sees community archiving as part of a long trend of democratizing the documentation of culture that began in the 60s and the 70s and has continued as different kinds of recording technology have improved and gotten cheaper.

Storm-surge barrier key to Boston Harbor communities, experts say ›

The Patriot Ledger | May 09, 2019
UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab published a study last year concluding that the costs of a physical barrier in Boston Harbor would outweigh the benefits. It estimated that laying 3.8 miles of flood walls from Winthrop to Hull could cost up to $8.7 billion.

Markey promotes Green New Deal in Dot visits ›

Dorchester Reporter | April 25, 2019
More than 150 people were in the ballroom on Monday to hear Senator Ed Markey discuss proposed “Green New Deal” legislation that he has championed along with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The McCormack Graduate School, School for the Environment, and Sustainable Solutions Lab sponsored the event.