This winter was one of the warmest ever for many communities around the Northeast.
This winter will eventually end — the calendar turns the page to Spring on March 19th — but the spring thaw may come even sooner. […]
Much of New England is digging out from a third major winter storm in two weeks, and more snow is likely on the way.
Michael Rawlins, a geo-scientist at UMass Amherst, says heavier precipitation is one of the main climate change challenges facing the region.
Within the last few weeks the level of Arctic sea ice fell to its lowest-ever recorded level, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
The threat of the mosquito-bourne illnesses West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis have caused many communities in western Massachusetts to limit evening outdoor activities until the first