Climate change

Climate concerns hit Cuttyhunk

Coastal storms push sand into the ferry channel — threatening to cut off access to the tiny island community.

Gov. Healey announces new strategies for rising sea levels

“We have some tough questions ahead — where will it be safe to build? How can we preserve our historical landmarks? What infrastructure will withstand ever worsening weather?” — Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rebecca Tepper

Lee weakens, but still poses threat to South Coast

“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

New Bedford braces for Hurricane Lee

Local meteorologists say residents should expect tropical storm-force winds, dangerous rip currents, and rainy conditions starting Friday morning.

Rising sea levels bring salt water to private wells

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.

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