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The Willow Project: What to know about the massive Alaska oil-drilling venture Biden approved this week

This week, President Biden approved a massive oil drilling project in Alaska, despite warnings from leading climate scientists that countries must halt fossil fuel expansion to secure a livable future.

Mayor Wu announces steps to cut oil and gas from Boston buildings, creating ‘clear pathways’ to a fossil-free future

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced Thursday that the city is adopting a new building code that would discourage fossil fuels, while also designating $10 million to help affordable multifamily buildings become more energy efficient.

Major oil project approval intensifies Alaska Natives’ rift

The Biden administration’s approval this week of the biggest oil drilling project in Alaska in decades promises to widen a rift among Alaska Natives.

Do-not-eat listing draws lawsuit from Maine lobster industry

A coalition representing the Maine lobster industry is suing a West Coast aquarium for recommending that seafood customers avoid buying a variety of lobster mostly harvested in their state.

With new appointments, Healey administration aims to create ‘a 21st century DPU’

The Healey Administration named two new commissioners to the Department of Public Utilities to help lead the Commonwealth’s transition away from fossil fuels.

A giant blob of seaweed is heading to Florida

Once the massive blob reaches the shoreline, it will begin to rot, emitting toxic fumes and fouling the region’s beaches over the busiest summer months, scientists say.

Wilmer Cutler attorney Bonnie Heiple named MassDEP commissioner

The Healey administration reached into Boston’s legal ranks to pick the state’s new top environmental protection official.

Beachfront home collapses into the ocean in Outer Banks, N.C. town

An oceanfront home collapsed into the ocean Monday in the Outer Banks community of Rodanthe, N.C., the fourth seaside home in the small barrier island town in the past year to fall victim to coastal erosion.