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A wind farm — and a governor’s legacy — hang in the balance
With Governor Carcieri’s second and final term coming to an end, it is time to think about the “L” word — legacy.
Not Easy Being Green
| April 09, 2010
They said what?
GOP leaders have a reputation for shunning science in favor of politics: on stem-cell research, evolution, and of course, climate change. As the global-warming battle heats up, so has their often-nonsensical rhetoric.
Republican lawmakers sound off on global warming
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| May 08, 2009
20 reasons the Earth will be glad to see Bush go
The planet Earth usually tries to stay out of politics. It doesn't endorse candidates. It doesn't run attack ads. It doesn't even register as a lobbyist.
As our 43rd president scrambles to screw further with Mother Nature, a look at the ways our planet will be better off under Obama
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| December 17, 2008
Legislators push for local action on global warming
The impetus du jour on Smith Hill? Renewable energy.
| June 11, 2008
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
More than 20 years ago, a Quincy city solicitor went for a jog along a Boston beach. Sadly, his exercise was ruined when he landed feet-first in a mound of sewage.
A 21-year campaign clears things up
| November 06, 2007
The dirty story behind local energy
It’s hard to imagine that a town as poor as this one could have a slum.
Eastern Massachusetts hums comfortably on Colombian coal. But the mines are devastating land and lives in the Guajira peninsula.
| October 01, 2007
It’s not easy being green
Seth Handy does not have a long pony tail that snakes down the back of his rumpled hemp shirt, nor does he wear Birkenstocks to work.
Sustainable design is rising in popularity, but Rhode Island remains slow on the uptake
MARISA ANGELL BROWN
| June 20, 2007
Your desktop could be a time bomb
In Rhode Island’s sooty industrial past, the state was awash in toxic chemicals and metals.
Making computers — and disposing of them — exacts a harsh environmental cost
| November 29, 2006
The Ocean State underwater
There’s something quaint about the tiny metal sign signifying the Hurricane of 1938’s high water mark on a Dorrance Street building near the center of downtown Providence — as if this kind of destructive flood has been consigned to history.
What Rhode Island will be like in 2106 if we do nothing to stop global warming
| May 31, 2006
Cap and trade explained
| January 01, 1900
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