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Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, left, spent Friday in Boston with local elected officials and community members for discussions centered on energy justice, weatherization, and energy efficiency retrofits. Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey and Congresswoman Katherine Clark, seen in the background, also attended.

Can federal funds help Mass. kick fossil fuels?

Massachusetts is lagging behind on the big changes it needs to make quickly in order to meet its ambitious climate goals. US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm sent the message that help is on the way — despite logjams in Congress.

The summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island covered in snow as seen from Waimea, Hawaii on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.

This weekend, Hawaii will get more snow than Boston

Parts of Hawaii could be blanketed in snow this weekend. That's not as uncommon as you might think.

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National Grid is the property owner of the $400 million Tidewater Landing project site, which is being redeveloped into a soccer stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Oil spill in Seekonk River linked to National Grid’s Tidewater Landing project in Pawtucket

It’s unclear how much oil spilled into the water, but dead fish have washed up onshore and the river’s surface was slick with rainbow-tinted sheen.

Controversial plan for Oregon natural gas terminal abandoned

A Canadian energy company pulled out of a controversial natural gas pipeline and marine export terminal on the southern Oregon coast after failing to obtain all necessary state permits.

Shell to exit North Sea Cambo oil field project as uneconomic

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is putting its investment in a controversial North Sea oil field on hold because development of the project isn’t economically viable.

Floodwaters slowly receded in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Lafitte, La. on Oct. 14.

Study finds Atlantic hurricanes becoming more frequent, destructive

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season ended Tuesday, marking the close of the sixth consecutive above-average season. A study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published Thursday offers evidence that there is indeed a long-term trend toward increasing numbers of Atlantic hurricanes.

The City of Newton published this rendering of Brown Middle School’s proposed solar panel parking lot canopy, which currently has no set construction date.

Steel costs, contract issues delay 10 solar projects in Newton

High steel costs, contract issues and problems with the supply chain due to COVID-19 have delayed construction of six large, solar-panel parking lot canopies and four smaller rooftop projects around Newton.

An operational pumpjack is reflected in a car's side mirror in Penwell, Texas.

Marketing companies are culpable in climate delay, report says

A first-of-its-kind, peer-reviewed report argues that public relations agencies have played a major role in influencing public perception of the challenges and solutions of climate change.

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