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Biden backs adding energy bill to must-pass defense measure

The White House says it supports an effort to attach previously stalled legislation to fast-track energy projects backed by West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin onto a must-pass defense bill.

‘It was crazy’: What appears to be the remains of an old ship unearthed on Nantucket beach

Matthew Palka stumbled on the vessel's remains during a bike ride around the island.

Court upholds decision to revoke permits for Springfield biomass plant

In a win for environmental justice and public health advocates, the state has delivered a major setback to a bitterly contested proposal to build a wood waste-burning power plant in Springfield.

Decades of climate science haven’t solved the problem. Can the royal family?

Scientists have shouted about impending doom for decades. Could it be that what it takes to push climate action to a new level will be the British monarchy?

All the big names on the ‘green carpet’ at William and Kate’s Earthshot ceremony

After a days of royal engagements, Friday marks the marquee event of the Prince and Princess of Wales’ trip to Boston: The star-studded Earthshot Prize awards.

Earthshot Prize unveils five winners at Boston ceremony

The Earthshot Prize aims to recognize and scale startups, entrepreneurs, or businesses with sustainable solutions in hopes of stabilizing the world’s climate by 2030.

On their final day in Boston, Prince William and Kate had a packed agenda

The Prince and Princess of Wales concluded their royal trip to Boston Friday with a packed itinerary that included meeting with President Biden in the afternoon and hosting the glitzy Earthshot Prize awards ceremony at night.

Guests at the Earthshot Awards were encouraged to dress sustainably. Mayor Wu understood the assignment.

Guests at the Earthshot Prize awards are encouraged to “dress with sustainability front of mind,” according to an invitation from for the event obtained by the Globe. Attendees should “avoid buying new clothing" and "consider sourcing vintage, recycled, consignment, or sustainably produced clothes.”