Currently in Boston — February 3rd, 2023

The weather, currently.

Wind chill warning for Friday and Saturday

Some of the coldest air in years will arrive overnight peeking in intensity early Saturday morning. Temperatures will tumble through the teens early Friday and end up in the single digits by sunset. Wind chills will continue to lower reaching 15°C to 30°C below overnight Friday and the first hour or so near sunrise Saturday.

The air will be coming incredibly dry and humidifiers will be needed. Temperatures Saturday afternoon will moderate into the mid teens along with lowering wind. On Sunday it's a return to our above average temperature regime as readings get back into the 40s along with clouds and some sun. —Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

The best way to save forests? Legally recognize Indigenous lands.
A new report says the key to saving Brazil’s Atlantic Forest is recognizing Indigenous territory.

Legally recognizing Indigenous lands leads to reduced deforestation and increased reforestation, according to reporting from Grist

A study conducted on Brazil’s Atlantic Forest showed that “rights-based policy for Indigenous lands can improve environmental outcomes.”

Under Brazils new president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the outlook for Indigenous communities gaining legal control of forests is hopeful.

Read the full Grist story here.

What you can do, currently.