Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-director, climate program, Barr Foundation

Stories by Mary Skelton Roberts

Luck is not a strategy for climate change

Luck is not a strategy for climate change

Barr Foundation committing $5m to resilience effort

BOSTON AND MASSACHUSETTS have climate goals that are among the most ambitious in the United States, yet climate change is a global challenge, with some impacts already evident and likely to worsen. These include sea level rise and far more severe weather than usual – such as our extreme drought in 2016, the record snowfall(...)

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Buses are what’s next in transportation

Buses are what’s next in transportation

But only if streets are reprogrammed for bus rapid transit

YOU WAIT 20 MINUTES for a bus, only to watch three show up all at once. Soon after boarding, the glut of vehicles carrying hundreds of commuters comes to a grinding halt as one driver up ahead waits an eternity to make a left turn. If you have ever taken a bus in Greater Boston,(...)

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