Energy Planning Is Key to Offsetting Climate Change

Kate Warner is scared. The rate at which climate change is occurring terrifies her, and as energy planner for the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC), she is trying to get Vineyarders to act.

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Winter Storm Barrage Likely To Continue

Climatologists say the prevalence of strong southerly storms that have battered the Vineyard’s south shore this winter are due, in part, to the first El Niño winter in five years.

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Parts of the Island Bumped Up a Notch on Plant Hardiness Zone

Gardeners on the Vineyard are experiencing warmer winters on average, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s newly released Plant Hardiness Zone Map.

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Hospital Access Subject of Oak Bluffs Study

The town will examine six flood-prone routes to the hospital and consider measures to fight increased flooding.

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Making a Climate Crisis Case for Small Island Nations

Living on an island is no easy task, but for those living in small island nations, extreme weather and sea level rise due to climate change pose uniquely disastrous threats. At least, that’s what Vineyarder Duncan Pickard hopes to prove.

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Aquinnah Tribe Awarded Climate Change, Stranding Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration together awarded the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) more than $170,000 in grants this month.

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MVC, Oak Bluffs Score Climate Change Grants

The Martha's Vineyard Commission and town of Oak Bluffs have been awarded grants from the state for projects to help bolster the Island against climate change.

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Putting the Emphasis on the Local Level to Address Climate Change

A team from the Woodwell Climate Research Center in Woods Hole recently completed a Martha’s Vineyard climate risk assessment, looking at how a two-degree increase in global temperatures could impact several climatic factors on-Island.

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Islanders Feel Home Insurance Ripple Effect

As the national insurance market retreats from areas ravaged by wildfires and storms, Island insurance agents say Martha’s Vineyard is increasingly being considered a risk by the companies writing homeowner policies.

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Rising Seas Could Affect Island Ground Water

As climate change intensifies and the ocean around the Vineyard rises, scientists and Island officials are concerned that salt water could permeate through the Island’s ground water, threatening the potability of its only source of drinking water.

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