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The sun just launched three huge solar flares in 24 hours. What it means.

All three of the X-class solar flares disrupted shortwave radio communications on Earth.

It’s been at least 726 days without any significant snowfall in Boston

What’s behind this longest stretch on record for the city?

Beach erosion threatens sewage-treatment plant on Nantucket

Island officials are facing a difficult decision: keep shoring up the plant or spend millions to build a new one farther inland.

Amid erosion from rising seas, Cape Cod town moves cottage

On Ballston Beach in Truro, the town trucked away a donated cottage from an area that’s been highly eroded by sea level rise and storms. It will be converted into affordable workforce housing.

Can solar flares cause cell phone outages? Here’s what experts say.

Two powerful eruptions from the sun took place hours before network service was disrupted Thursday.


Rain moves in overnight for Boston, some snow possible west of I-495

There may be a few wet snowflakes to start in the city, but precipitation will quickly switch to rain.

‘They just can’t take this kind of beating’: California mansions on the brink after storms.

The latest storm battering the California coast has brought fresh flooding, mudslides, sinkholes and coastal erosion to the state — but the three mansions atop the cliffs of Dana Point remain anchored in place.

Saturated California gets more rain and snow but so far escapes severe damage it saw only weeks ago

While the rainfall was focused on Southern California, thunderstorms and strong winds were reported across wide swaths of the state.