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Forecast: sunny with a solar power index of 10

If you want to generate solar and wind power, you need the sun to shine and the wind to blow. So it seems like a natural fit for meteorologists to…

Boston city councilor on the ball on climate change

Here, in my neck of the woods, is a cause for hope and an example to follow. Boston city councilor Michelle Wu read the IPCC report cover to cover. And…

The effects of climate change are starting to sound like something out of Revelations

Add “smokestorm” to “fire tornado” and “fire tsunami” on the list of terms we’re likely to hear more of as climate change fuels massive forest fires, particularly in the American…

A measure of what’s missing

There’s nothing more fundamental to practicing science, making policy or simply getting your bearings than measuring. This point was recently made in two very different ways: a story about the…

EPA science advisors push back

The EPA’s Science Advisory Board meeting on May 30 should be interesting. The board is scheduled to review Scott Pruitt’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan. The board added, in…

MIT study: clean energy is a good investment

A study by the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change has found that even if you are a cold, calculating investor with no regard for…