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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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R.I. bans plastic bags at retailers statewide

“We have seen first-hand the damage that plastic bags do to our oceans and environment for many years now,” said Representative Carol Hagan McEntee, who sponsored the bill in the House.

Relentless heat wave to intensify in South this week

A stubborn and unrelenting dome of excessive heat and humidity is languishing over the Lower 48 for the third calendar week in a row, bringing record temperatures and heat index values pushing 110 degrees in spots. Heat advisories and excessive-heat warnings blanket the northern Plains, a prelude to even more intense heat pushing into the South and Southeast.

Biden team sees climate ‘emergency’ but powers are limited

With his climate legislation stalled and a Supreme Court case threatening his ability to regulate carbon, President Joe Biden has been leaning more heavily than ever on his own authority to tackle climate change and address what he has called an "existential threat."

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.

INNOVATION BEAT

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.