Undersea Cable Failure Highlights Stress on Vineyard Energy Grid
Eversource has canceled a long-awaited battery energy storage project planned for Martha’s Vineyard, complicating a plan to achieve ambitious green energy goals on the Vineyard.
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State Grants Aid To Three Towns, In Race Against Climate Change
As rising sea levels pose real threats to coastal communities around the commonwealth, state grants were announced this week for 16 towns, including three in Dukes County.
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Edgartown Begins Planning for Sea Level Rise
Peter Wells, owner of the Chappaquiddick Ferry, admitted last week that he’s looked into the inclusion of amphibious vehicles to service the ferry in case of emergencies, as rising seas threaten vital infrastructure in the town of Edgartown.
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West Tisbury Surveys Residents on Emergency Prep
In pursuit of an upcoming grant opportunity, the town's climate advisory committee is seeking residents' responses to a survey.
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Storm Tides Public Meeting Planned
Islanders can share local knowledge and learn more about the Storm Tide Pathways mapping project in a Zoom meeting Jan. 12.
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Storms and Rising Seas: Edgartown's Risk Discussed
At a public meeting online Thursday afternoon, engineering consultants will present the findings from their study of Edgartown's vulnerability to sea level rise and storm surge.
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Tisbury Eyes Future of Harbor Shoreline
A Zoom meeting Thursday looks at what it will take to make the shoreline of Vineyard Haven Harbor resilient over the next 50 years.
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Major Coastal Resiliency Grants Go to Down-Island Towns
Noah Asimow
In a major step for coastal resiliency planning on the Vineyard, a combined total of nearly $400,000 in competitive, state grants were awarded to the three down-Island towns.
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Climate Change: 50 Ways We're Taking Action Now
Liz Durkee
Is the glass half full or half empty? When it comes to climate change on Martha's Vineyard, you could certainly look at it both ways. For optimists, here are 50 different actions Vineyarders are already taking. For realists, read on to the end for 10 ways climate change is (and will) take its toll on our Island.
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On Land and Sea, Change Is Coming
Liz Durkee
Island life is infused with the rhythm of the sea.
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