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The LHCb Muon system at the European Organization for Nuclear Research Large Hadron Collider facility outside of Geneva in 2018. Preliminary results published of experiments from CERN and the Fermilab facility in the US challenge the way physicists think the universe works, a prospect that has the field of particle physics both baffled and thrilled.

‘Tantalizing’ results of two experiments defy physics rulebook

Preliminary results from two experiments suggest something could be wrong with the basic way physicists think the universe works, a prospect that has the field of particle physics both baffled and thrilled.

After passing a landmark climate law, Mass. officials now face the hard part: how to wean the state off fossil fuels

Some environmental advocates and lawmakers fear that continued investments in gas infrastructure could hinder the transition to renewable energy and leave ratepayers covering the costs of an obsolete energy system for decades.

Zulmalee Rivera-Delgado, 42, (right), her mother Grisel Delgado, 64, who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and her 9-year-old daughter Zeva Rae Joyner, who has asthma, oppose the wood-energy plant proposed for Springfield. They say it will add to the already heavy pollution in the city.

After years of protests, state officials revoke permit for controversial biomass plant in Springfield

Environmental regulators said their decision was based on a “heightened focus on environmental and health impacts on environmental justice populations from sources of pollution.”

Governor Charlie Baker, left, and Senator Marc Pacheco at the signing ceremony Friday for the climate measure.

After a veto, Baker signs landmark climate bill

The measure establishes one of the nation’s most far-reaching efforts to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions.

This undated photo made during the Northeast US Canyons Expedition 2013, shows corals on Mytilus Seamount off the coast of New England in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Supreme Court ruled Monday, that it will not consider a fishing group's attempt to challenge the creation of a large federally protected area in the Atlantic Ocean. The group sued to try to get rid of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, which became the first national ocean monument in the Atlantic when president Barack Obama created it in 2016.

Supreme Court denies fishing industry challenge to marine monument, while opening the door to future challenges

The sharply worded decision provided a potential roadmap for a legal challenge against the monument and seemed to signal that the court would be willing to consider truncating or invalidating the 5,000 square miles of federally protected waters.

John Kerry, with Mayor Anne Hidalgo of Paris, has implored world leaders to double down on climate change mitigation.

John Kerry embarks on his latest mission: saving the world

The United States’ credibility on climate change crumbled during the Trump presidency. And it is up to John Kerry, back in the saddle of government with a new job invented by President Biden, to deal with it.

Legislature approves climate bill, sends back to Governor Baker

State lawmakers in the House on Thursday joined their Senate colleagues in overwhelmingly backing a revised climate bill that would mark one of the nation’s most far-reaching efforts to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions.

Wayne Castonguay, director of the Ipswich River Watershed Association,
said the planned restrictions “are long overdue.”

As climate change makes more droughts likely, state plans to issue controversial new policy that may increase water restrictions

With climate change expected to increase the frequency of droughts, state officials are preparing sweeping new restrictions to prevent future water shortages, in what would be among the most significant changes to water management in Massachusetts in decades.