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Mayor Michelle Wu leaned forward to listen to a question at a press conference held to announce a new renewable energy pilot program in East Boston that will help residents install solar panels.

Wu unveils new programs to reduce carbon emissions

As part of Boston’s effort to reduce its carbon emissions, Mayor Michelle Wu on Monday launched new initiatives to increase residents’ energy efficiency and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.

Tamaki Caldwell, 53, waited to talk to her physicians at Carolina Blood and Cancer Care in Lancaster, S.C., where she has received treatment for advanced ovarian cancer.

Study uncovers clues to rise in uterine cancer death rates

A rare but aggressive kind of uterine cancer appears to be driving an increase in US deaths from the disease, particularly among Black women, researchers reported Thursday.

A lone cyclist passes as vehicles drive near downtown during the afternoon commute on April 4, 2022, in Los Angeles, California.

To curb the climate crisis, transforming forestry is key, UN says

Protecting forests — including those in New England — will be crucial to achieving a livable future, a major new UN report says.

Kathleen Theoharides photographed at Walden Pond.

Theoharides announces new position in the offshore wind industry

Former Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides, who announced her resignation last week, will take a new position with a renewable energy developer.

EPA Administrator Michael Regan speaks during a press conference at the Department of Justice May 5, 2022 in Washington, DC. During the press conference U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Regan announced that the Department of Justice will place increased emphasis on the enforcement of environmental cases that disproportionately harm marginalized and low income communities.

Justice Department boosts focus on environmental cases that harm the poor

The Justice Department is ramping up enforcement of environmental cases that officials say disproportionately harm poor and marginalized communities, creating an office to help coordinate investigations and expanding the breadth of litigation against companies and local or state governments that appear to violate federal laws or commit civil infractions.

An intern at the Mount Washington Observatory fought against wind gusts of 110 miles per hour in March 2020. Even Mt. Washington is now feeling the effects of climate change.

Even at the top of Mt. Washington, the warming of the world can be detected

“Summit annual temperatures are now increasing at a statistically significant rate,” researchers said.

Steven Donziger arrived for a court appearance on May 10, 2021.

McGovern calls on Biden to pardon embattled attorney Steven Donziger

A group of lawmakers is urging President Biden to pardon Steven Donziger, the embattled human rights lawyer who won a groundbreaking multibillion-dollar case against Chevron over pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest.

A farmer cools off while working at a wheat farm in Punjab on May 1.

Climate change turned up India’s heat. But by how much?

India this year experienced its hottest March in 12 decades of records, and one of its driest. Next came the third-hottest April, after 2010 and 2016. Then it got even hotter.