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Steel and concrete containers used for dry storage of spent fuel at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Sequoyah nuclear plant near Chattanooga, Tenn., were shown to the media during a 2012 tour.

Emotions can get best of us in downplaying nuclear power’s risks

Each step of the nuclear fuel cycle is fraught — from centrifuges that concentrate fuel that can also be used for bomb-making (think: Iran), to extremely toxic spent fuel (think: Chernobyl).

Electric cars are parked at a charging station in Sacramento, Calif., on April 13, 2022.

A clean energy economy is within reach

The path to climate security will be paved by the innovation and grit of American workers.

French President Emmanuel Macron celebrated his reelection with his supporters in Paris on Sunday. His opponent, Marine Le Pen, capitalized on a widespread sense of frustration among many French voters.

France, and the world, dodge a bullet

Emmanuel Macron’s election victory should not lead to complacency for the French president — or for other Western democracies feeling pressure from the far right.

Detail of plate 28, Atlas of the City of Boston: Charlestown and East Boston. 
G. W. Bromley & Co., 1922

Mapping environmental injustice

An exhibition at the Boston Public Library wades into some of today’s most contentious issues of power, money, and race.

Epidemiologists credit nuclear power with saving far more lives — from reduced emissions — than it has ever cost.

It’s time to see nuclear power in a different light

It’s a carbon-free source of electricity that is always on and defunds fossil fuel tyrants like Vladimir Putin. It’s expensive — but we probably can’t afford to do without it.

People walk through the Middlesex Fells Reservation in Winchester in December 2021.

DCR lacks the resources it needs to rescue our parks from decay

Massachusetts ranks last in the United States in per capita spending on parks, according to the UMass Donahue Institute’s December 2021 Department of Conservation and Recreation Special Commission Report.

An electric vehicle charging station in a parking lot at Roxbury Community College.

Move to electric vehicles is a process of hurry up and wait

We face many difficulties, and our state has set helpful goals, but we have fallen short of providing adequate income streams for these essential changes.

Safety supervisor Edward Clarke stands near a propane-fueled bus in Boston in 2015.

More Boston school buses should be propane, not electric

Three propane buses can be purchased for every one electric bus, taking more dirty diesel buses off city streets faster.