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A lift boat that also served as a work platform, assembled a wind turbine off Block Island, R.I.

Baker urges state to pass offshore wind investment to help meet climate goals

The legislation proposes an end to the state's price cap on on offshore wind procurements. But skeptics, including Senator Mike Barrett, said this could cause electricity prices to skyrocket.

A long camera exposure, the Caldor Fire burns on Aug. 29, 2021, in Eldorado National Forest, Calif.

It was the fourth-warmest year on record in the US, and that’s just one of several climate records set in 2021

The country was also struck by 20 separate billion-dollar disasters last year.

Exhaust rises from smoke stacks at the Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co. processing facility in this aerial photograph taken on the outskirts of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China, on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

2021 ended as fifth-hottest year with push from spiking methane

The last seven years rank as the hottest on record, and 21 of the 22 warmest years have occurred since 2000.

How six states could transform the US trucking industry

The U.S. trucking industry is set to be transformed by a handful of states adopting zero-emission vehicle requirements.

US carbon emissions increased in 2021

The world must urgently curb greenhouse gas emissions to avert climate catastrophe, but last year, the nation moved in the wrong direction.

President Biden and first lady Jill Biden talked with people as they toured a neighborhood in Louisville, Colo., on Friday.

President Biden surveys Colorado wildfire damage, comforts victims

President Biden comforted Coloradans grappling with rebuilding homes and businesses destroyed last week by a rare wind-whipped, winter fire that burned through a pair of heavily populated suburbs between Denver and Boulder.

Ralf Sunnetcioglu, 6, ran in the snow beside Memorial Drive Friday with his mother, Ebru.

Boston’s snowless streak followed by a storm could be a sign of its climate future

Snowfall on Friday ended the city's fifth-longest snow-free stretch in its recorded history.

Farrah Manz, 10, reached into the rubble to look for any belongings that might have survived after her house burned down in the Marshall fire in the Spanish Hills subdivision of Boulder, Colo., Tuesday.

‘I have absolutely nothing’: After a massive winter fire, what is left?

Like the coals that were still glowing days later under the frost, the extent of what was lost and the challenge of what comes next is only now becoming apparent to those who lived in the 991 homes that were lost in one of the worst wildfires in Colorado history.

The Climate team