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Dorchester program aims to make EVs affordable

In a new pilot program at the Girls Latin apartment complex, a resident can rent an electric vehicle that will be subsidized by selling power from the car's battery back to the utility grid at times of high demand.

‘Spring tide’ ocean waves crash into buildings in South Africa, leaving 2 dead and injuring several

South African authorities say big ocean waves caused by a phenomenon known as “spring tide” crashed into coastal parts of the country over the weekend, leaving two people dead and injuring several others.

Massachusetts to ban state agencies from purchasing single-use plastic bottles, Healey announces

State agencies will be banned from purchasing single-use plastic bottles, Governor Maura Healey announced Monday.

Home insurance companies have pulled out of high climate-risk states. Could that happen in New England?

In the last year, multiple homeowners insurance companies stopped writing policies in states facing high risks of extreme weather events fueled by climate change. A dramatic exodus is unlikely in New England, but risks are rising.

Tens of thousands march to kick off climate summit, demanding end to warming-causing fossil fuels

Protesters aimed their wrath directly at President Biden, urging him to stop approving new oil and gas projects, phase out current ones, and declare a climate emergency with larger executive powers.

Could a wave ‘speed bump’ protect coastal communities from storm surge?

Alex Berkowitz's company, Coastal Protection Solutions, is working to build Wavebreakers, structures floating offshore that decrease the height and velocity of destructive waves.

Regular bouts of deadly heat are coming sooner than expected

As Massachusetts swelters in a wave of oppressive heat, researchers published new findings showing that with even moderate increases in the average global temperature, hundreds of millions of people around the world could be regularly exposed to heat that exceeds the limit of humans’ ability to survive.

Biden rules on clean cars face crucial test as Republican-led challenges go to appeals court

Efforts by the Biden administration to limit tailpipe pollution from automobiles — a major source of planet-warming emissions — face a crucial test as legal challenges brought by Republican-led states head to a federal appeals court.