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Into the Red: How the Globe will cover climate change

To report on the most pressing issue of our time, the Globe’s climate team is expanding and rethinking its coverage.

ENVIRONMENT
The silhouette of a GE-Alstom wind turbine is seen standing in the water off Block Island, R.I., on  Sept. 14, 2016.

McKee outlines raft of federal funding for green energy, infrastructure projects

The plans include $35 million to build a marine terminal in East Providence for wind projects, $60 million to improve the Port of Davisville for cars and wind turbines, $37 million to help people buy energy efficient heat pumps, and $6 million a year to fulfill mandates in the Act on Climate law.

Solar panel array on the roof of Beverly High School.

All around Massachusetts, cities and towns want to go fossil fuel free. Here’s why they can’t.

Across Massachusetts, dozens of cities and towns have said they want to outlaw the use of fossil fuels in newly constructed buildings. The state’s new climate legislation aimed to do just that, but the Baker administration failed to deliver a promised draft by fall 2021.

The compressor station has been a source of controversy in Weymouth.

Federal regulators to consider whether to shut down Weymouth gas compressor

Democrats now have a majority of the five seats on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which gives hope to the station’s opponents.

A man cooled down in front of a mist fan for relief from the hot weather on day 12 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia hits 123 degrees, tying hottest temperature on record in Southern Hemisphere

The Southern Hemisphere may have just matched its hottest temperature on record on Thursday. A station in Onslow, a small coastal town in Western Australia, registered a sweltering 123.3 degrees (50.7 degrees Celsius) amid a severe heat wave.

A safety supervisor stood near a propane-fueled school bus in Boston in this 2015 file photo.

Boston is getting more propane school buses to combat pollution. They aren’t the cleanest option.

The majority of Boston’s school bus fleet already runs on propane, but advocates bemoaned the city adding more vehicles powered by fossil fuels, a decision made before Mayor Wu took office.

INNOVATION BEAT
Bijan Sabet, cofounder and general partner of Spark Capital.

The ‘big shift’ of VCs into climate tech

Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital is among a wave of big-name venture capitalists moving into climate investments.