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Boston’s hospitals among the nation’s most vulnerable to dangerous hurricane flooding

The authors found that even a relatively weak Category 2 hurricane could render major medical centers unreachable due to flooded roads, effectively paralyzing their ability to respond to storm injuries and threatening critical ongoing care.

At Harvard, researchers work to hold Big Oil accountable for misinformation

A group of Harvard researchers, who helped reveal oil industry efforts to cover up climate science and obscure its role in climate change, is holding a first-of-its kind conference this week to tackle climate accountability.


Rolling blackouts in R.I. this winter? Clean energy advocates say they’ve heard these warnings before.

ISO New England, which manages the power grid, says a shortage of natural gas could require controlled power outages across the region during prolonged cold weather this winter.

Manchin ends pipeline push, easing path for spending bill

A procedural vote Tuesday advancing the funding bill succeeded easily, 72-23, after Democrats announced that the West Virginia senator’s proposal would be stripped from the final legislation.

Hurricane Ian strikes Cuba; Florida braces for Category 4 damage

Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba as a major hurricane Tuesday and left 1 million people without electricity, then churned on a collision course with Florida over warm Gulf waters amid expectations it would strengthen into a catastrophic Category 4 storm.

Trouble brewing in the power grid as officials warn of possible electricity shortages in N.E. this winter

Russia’s war with Ukraine has destabilized energy markets, particularly supplies of liquefied natural gas.

Local researchers are aiming to create the perfect battery. The stakes couldn’t be higher.

Researchers and companies around the world are racing to solve the problem of storing clean energy when the sun isn’t shining on solar farms or the wind isn’t turning turbines.

California moves to ban natural gas furnaces and heaters by 2030

California is committing to a plan that will make it the first US state to phase out gas-fueled furnaces and water heaters in homes, a move environmentalists are betting will provide a template for other states.