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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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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.

UN chief warns of ‘gates of hell’ in climate summit, but carbon polluting nations stay silent

Top international officials said the world’s leaders still aren’t doing nearly enough to curb pollution of heat-trapping gases. They pleaded with major emitting nations to do more.

Homeowners face rising insurance rates as climate change makes wildfires, storms more common

A report from First Street Foundation released Wednesday says states such as California, Florida, and Louisiana are likely to see the most dramatic increases in premiums.

‘Office’ star Rainn Wilson calls for community, industry response to climate change at Globe Summit

Rainn Wilson is best known for causing interpersonal conflict as Dwight Schrute on “The Office.” But during a Globe Summit talk Tuesday, he said it’s the community-focused values of a very different TV show he'd like to see people adopt.