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Biden hosts climate meeting amid high gas price pressure

President Joe Biden, who has recently been focused on boosting oil production to reduce rising gasoline costs, turned his attention to climate change on Friday when he convened a virtual meeting of some of the world’s biggest economies.

As gas companies plan for a climate future, their vision: more gas

At a recent conference, gas industry representatives said they plan to expand the sector while cutting emissions.


Somerville startup brings the EV charger to you

SparkCharge created a smartphone app that will summon an electric van stocked with vehicle chargers.

Floods leave Yellowstone landscape ‘dramatically changed’

In just days, heavy rain and rapid snowmelt caused a dramatic flood that may forever alter the human footprint on the park's terrain and the communities that have grown around it.

The SEC war on greenwashing has begun

There’s now little doubt that the US Securities and Exchange Commission actually means business in its bid to crackdown on misleading claims by managers of ESG funds.


R.I. on track to be first state to require 100% of its electricity come from renewable energy sources

"This is climate action," Kai Salem of the Green Energy Consumers Alliance said. "And not only is it climate action, it’s nation leading, it’s even world leading."

‘Seize the moment’: Advocates push state to use pandemic relief funds for climate action

Governor Charlie Baker needs the legislature’s buy-in, and so far, Beacon Hill officials haven’t passed legislation codifying that funding.

Universities face mounting pressure to stop taking fossil fuel funds

Climate activists, emboldened by their success in pushing wealthy universities to divest their stocks from fossil fuel companies, are now looking to a new and even thornier target: the billions of dollars universities accept from those companies for climate research.