Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass Hillel volunteers aid N.Y. Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

By Chelsie Field

February 22, 2013

Filed under Env. & Tech., Environment, News

Three months after Hurricane Sandy devastated regions of the Caribbean, mid-Atlantic and parts of the Northeast, relief efforts are still ongoing. Last Sunday, volunteers from the University of Massachusetts aided in these efforts first hand. “There’s more (effort needed) ...

Research team finds fishways ineffective

By Patrick Hoff

February 7, 2013

Filed under Archives, Environment, Local News, News

Migratory fish, including salmon, shad and river herring, are unable to pass many hydropower dams on major northeastern United States waterways, making it impossible for them to reach their spawning grounds, according to a team of e...

Men’s rugby to hold Hurricane Sandy relief fundraiser

By Collegian News Staff

November 30, 2012

Filed under Env. & Tech., Environment, News

The University of Massachusetts’ men’s rugby team is holding a Hurricane Sandy relief benefit to raise money for public school systems in Long Island, N.Y., according to the event’s Facebook page.  The fundraiser will...

Effects of Hurricane Sandy may hit Amherst

By Mary Reines

October 26, 2012

Filed under Env. & Tech., Environment, News

The effects of Hurricane Sandy are expected to impact the Amherst area Monday or Tuesday next week, according to National Weather Service meteorologist and hurricane specialist Charlie Foley. Although the storm – which could include s...

Leaves begin to change

By Katie Landeck

October 5, 2012

Filed under Env. & Tech., Environment, News

The University of Massachusetts campus is starting to look like a New England postcard with all the leave-color changes. Ranked 14th out of 25, Amherst is on Yankee Magazine’s list for top foliage towns in New England. The 2010 article listed the town common, the ...

Wintry mid-autumn storm sweeps Western Mass., recovery begins

By Herb Scribner

November 1, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Environment, Five College News, Local News, News

It had many of the typical features of a mid-winter storm – several inches of snow on the ground, icy roads and cold temperatures. Only it was in mid-autumn, at October’s end. The rare fall nor’easter that pummeled t...

UMass to host farmers’ markets every Friday

By Chris Shores

September 14, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Environment

The University of Massachusetts Campus Center concourse, in the area directly across from the University Store, will serve as the home for a weekly farmers' market, beginning this Friday at noon. The market was established...

Connecticut River commission member to address river’s significance

By Collegian News Staff

April 26, 2011

Filed under Environment

While rivers may have once been a foundation of transport, shipping and a crossroads of people and cultures, some may take for granted their ongoing significance. But not Nathaniel Tripp, a member of the Connecticut River Joint Commission,...

UPDATE: UMass abroad students safe after Japan earthquake

By Herb Scribner

March 11, 2011

Filed under Environment, News

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan at 2:46 p.m. local time, and caused a tsunami to rip apart the islands. Reports from Japan suggest there have been over 100 deaths. As of 3 p.m. on March 11, the Int...

Report shows EPA creates jobs

By Matthew M. Robare

March 9, 2011

Filed under Environment, News

A report by the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts titled “New Jobs – Cleaner Air: Employment Effects Under Planned Changes to the EPA’s Air Pollution Rules” has seemingly made an impact in the ...

How a burger can destroy the planet

By Ashley Siegel

December 2, 2010

Filed under Archives, Environment

Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun. The hamburger, literally a staple of so-called “American” food, could quite possibly be destroying the planet. Climate change, which could be one of the biggest pro...

Turn your six packs into gas, and other climate change tips

By Maggie Freleng

November 29, 2010

Filed under Environment

The door opens to what looks like disaster. On the left are boxes of unused books, VHS tapes, running sneakers and stray electronics. Dead ahead are thousands of plastic, glass and aluminum bottles and shredded paper. On the...