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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.
Letters

The AG, the DPU, the industry, and the Future of Gas

The full opportunity cost of the gas companies’ plans must be put on the table and not buried or ignored by the agency.

Bridget Harvey, an artist in the UK, bought this sweater secondhand and turned it into a statement.
Ideas

Radical menders vs. disposable everything

A grassroots movement is challenging our throwaway culture by fixing clothes with repairs that make fashion statements of their own.

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.
Letters

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.
Opinion

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.
Editorials

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
Opinion

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.
Ideas

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.
Letters

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.