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Giant Alaskan oil project nears final approval

Biden administration officials are preparing a key environmental assessment to say the Interior Department can grant partial approval to a major oil drilling project on Alaska's North Slope, known as Willow, setting the stage for one of the administration's most consequential climate decisions.

Outlook dims for oil giants after big profits in 2022

Companies like Exxon Mobil and Chevron benefited for much of last year from higher prices for nearly all fuels as the continued recovery from the pandemic slowdown increased demand and the Russian invasion of Ukraine strained supplies.

Difficulty measuring methane slows plan to slash emissions

Even energy companies that have begun developing systems to reduce their methane emissions are likely years away from being able to make comprehensive calculations

Protesters: ‘Cop City’ activist’s killing doesn’t make sense

At a police training center known to activists as Cop City near Atlanta, Georgia, a Jan. 18 police operation ended in gunfire, leaving 26-year-old Tortuguita dead and a state trooper hospitalized. Outrage over the events has galvanized leftists around the world.

Replacing US coal plants with solar and wind is cheaper than running them

Nearly all existing US coal plants require more cash to operate than the cost of replacing them with new wind or solar projects, according to a report published Monday.


A R.I. startup diverts 1 ton of waste each month from landfills. They’re trying to get businesses to do the same.

Tess Feigenbaum co-founded Epic Renewal, which looks to provide low-cost composting services for homes, businesses, and events.

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.