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Climate change could bring flesh-eating bacteria to Boston within decades

As climate change threatens people and creatures around the globe, one flesh-eating bacteria is thriving in a warming world, according to a new report.

With climate planning, Boston has a chance to redress racial inequity, report says

Mountains of research show that in Boston and other US cities, poor and working class people of color are disproportionately harmed by climate change and pollution. That inequality is by design, but a new report says it can begin to be undone.

Is it still cheaper to fill up an EV versus a gas car? Yes, but it’s complicated.

A year ago, electric vehicle drivers were saving a ton of money by avoiding the gas pump. Lately, the calculus has changed.


Healey administration gets serious about interstate approach to tackling energy issues

Governor Healey's new environmental chief wants Massachusetts to partner more with its neighbors on developing clean energy projects.

Inside the crazy, mixed-up world of electric-vehicle charger pricing

Charging outside of the home can be a headache for EV drivers, with inconsistent and sometimes high pricing policies, frequently broken equipment, and a lack of chargers in key locations for everything but Teslas.

How Massachusetts’ new DEP commissioner will bring ‘transparency and equity’ to the agency

Heiple's role will require her to juggle many issues. But equipped with her experience in energy and environmental law — and a proposed budget increase of 10 percent for the agency — she’s confident that she and her staff can manage it all.

The Gardner sidestepped a ‘guerrilla climate protest’ over the weekend, but area museums are on alert

“I don’t think there’s anything you can do to completely avoid those kinds of happenings from a security standpoint,” said Kurt Steinberg, chief operating officer at Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum.

Following a dismal global climate report, could Massachusetts push up its net-zero goal?

An alarming new report on climate change raises a difficult question for Massachusetts, already ahead of most states on climate policy. Is it even possible to move faster?