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Intense Intertidal Temperatures

From July 19th – July 26th, Boston experienced a memorable weeklong heatwave with air temperatures well over 90°F every day, even topping out at 100°F on July 24th. We typically think of the coast as a place to cool down, but our sensors revealed that our intertidal sites were experiencing extreme heat, too.

Stone Living Lab Awards Three Research Grants to Study Social and Economic Impacts of Climate Change

Stone Living Lab has announced the award of three research grants to study the social and economic impacts of “nature-based” approaches to coastal flood protection.

A group of people led by a Park Ranger walking down a path towards the camera.

Bringing Teachers to Boston Harbor

This summer, we were delighted to welcome eight Boston area teachers to the pilot Stone Living Lab Teacher Institute!

Visit the Lab’s Climate Carts!

Every other Friday through September 2, join SLL at our climate carts to experiment with erosion, create climate art, or discover how warming oceans will affect our marine neighbors.

Help Monitor Coastal Change by Visiting Our New Photostations!

We mounted photostations at UMass Boston and in Duxbury to monitor coastal change. Anyone can take a photo of these sites to help paint a picture of coastal change over time!

Stone Living Lab Hires Two New Leaders!

The Lab announces the hiring of two new directors. Joe Christo will become the Lab’s Managing Director and Melanie Gárate will become the Lab’s new Director of Climate Engagement.

Heat, sewer problems and less lobster: New report details climate change’s impact in Boston

Lab director Paul Kirshen co-authored a new report with Ellen Douglas on the impacts of climate change on the Greater Boston area. Read more about the impacts of storms, precipitation, and floods in this hot off the press article!

Losing Ground: Erosion on the Outer Cape

Erosion has been the topic of conversation for many Cape Codders in the wake of the last few storms. The Outer Cape in particular has taken a beating. Watch Dr. Mark Borrelli, Lab Research Director, discuss sea level rise and erosion for Lower Cape TV.

Adventures in Aerial Droning

Researchers utilized an aerial drone to collect high-resolution imagery both above ground and underwater, allowing us to see how seasonal change and storms affect the harbor every year.