"We are still in” declared Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists at the June 20 statehouse hearing on the carbon pricing bills. He added that the silver lining to Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord is that business, state governments, mayors, and colleges were working even harder to address climate change. So are environmental and climate advocacy groups, including the Sierra Club.
My first day as a Mass Sierra Club intern threw me head first into a research project into the invasive Gypsy Moth insect that has infested Massachusetts for the past two summers.These annoying caterpillars have a hunger for oak, willow, apple, and other Massachusetts tree leaves. They have caused a lot of damage to our forests, and have even successfully killed a number of trees. While doing research, I was able to learn the history of this species, and methods to maintain their populations.