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Study: Enough rare earth minerals to fuel green energy shift

With a push to get more electricity from solar panels, wind turbines, hydroelectric and nuclear power plants, some people have worried that there won’t be enough key minerals to make the decarbonization switch. A new study shows we have enough.

Boston Metal gets $120 million boost to make ‘green steel’

Boston Metal, which has a pilot plant in Woburn, uses renewable electricity to convert iron ore into steel.

Biden administration sets a mining Ban in Boundary Waters wilderness

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration Thursday said it will establish a 20-year moratorium on mining upstream from Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a vast preserve of lakes and woods that has been at the center of a fierce dispute over a proposed copper and nickel mine.

Power to the people: How activists are working to change New England’s grid operator from the inside

In between meetings about how to block coal trains, a group of climate activists hatched a plan to take on a little-known group at ISO-New England.

Boston’s public housing is getting a green makeover

The move could benefit lower-income Bostonians, a population that is harshly impacted by environmental degradation but is often left behind by green innovation, the city says.

In first State of the City address, Michelle Wu pledges to overhaul Boston’s planning process

Mayor Wu’s address, delivered Wednesday evening at the MGM Music Hall in Fenway to an audience of several thousand, signaled that her second year as mayor will be focused largely on housing, development, and climate goals.

EV reliance is sparking a dangerous mining boom. There’s another way to cut emissions, study says.

Instead of simply swapping traditional cars for EVs, the report released Tuesday from the Climate and Community Project offers another way to tackle the climate crisis: reducing dependency on cars in general.

Cephalopods are ‘incredibly intelligent.’ Wildlife advocates are urging regulators to do more to protect them.

The qualities that make octopuses such valuable research subjects have also made them increasingly controversial.