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Climate and the fight of our lives

The climate crisis is now an emergency. We believe solutions must begin here, in our communities, state, and region. Globe journalism will shine light on obstacles to decisive action, illuminate paths toward solutions, and hold to account elected leaders responsible for guiding us to a better future.

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A battle rages in Maine over an election that some say could change the course of climate action

“This is a definitive fight of 2023 as far as climate,” said Candice Fortin, US campaigns manager for the climate activism group

This Roxbury company is getting corporate America buzzing about bees

Best Bees’ SmartHive technology collects data on conditions and activity in hives and uses AI to analyze the health of bee colonies.

See photos and videos of flash flooding in New York City

Heavy rainfall in New York City and the surrounding region Friday morning caused flash flooding, forcing subway lines to close, delaying flights, and turning major roadways into rivers.

Mosquitoes are a growing public health threat, reversing years of progress

Less than a decade ago, it was the humans who appeared to have gained the clear edge in the fight — more than a century old — against the mosquito. But over the past few years, that progress has not only stalled, it has reversed.

New EV chargers coming to Mass Pike rest stops soon

The state’s Department of Transportation said Thursday it has selected a contractor to remove six non-working fast chargers on the Pike and replace them with new equipment.


R.I. electric rates to increase 24% starting Oct. 1

On Tuesday, state regulators approved a pricing proposal from Rhode Island Energy, the state’s dominant electric utility, that will raise electric bills by 24 percent this winter.

Climate tech is buzzing in Boston. Here are six young workers leading the way.

With so much at stake in the climate crisis, the cleantech industry needs top minds to tackle its biggest problems. So who is going into this field and driving innovation locally?

Twenty arrested after climate activists briefly halt traffic outside South Station during busy morning commute, police say

Around 7:50 a.m., demonstrators in neon safety vests stopped traffic at a busy intersection outside the train station, causing backups along Summer Street and several roads in the area.