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2011 predictions: Winds of chance

It's impossible to predict the future, obviously, but we at the Phoenix have peered into our crystal ball in search of important issues that will arise in 2011.
A casino, wind-power exploration, fighting hunger, challenging Snowe, and more head our way in 2011
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 31, 2010

It's easy staying green

This summer, don't leave home without your environmentalism.
New England offers a variety of eco-friendly lodging options
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 09, 2008

A stormwater popsicle

You’ve probably seen the Bayside Glacier: it’s that pile of dirty snow and ice that rises each winter to rival the redeveloping neighborhood’s new office buildings in bulk and height.
What the Bayside Glacier can teach us about Portland’s sewage problem
By CHRISTIAN McNEIL  |  April 09, 2008

The hardest way to make an easy living

Dolo Pill is a surprising guy.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  July 26, 2006
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Dirty dirt

Environmental researchers testing the city’s soil for lead are finding that not all is well beneath May’s bursting blooms.
Lead contamination citywide
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  May 17, 2006


Mayor Jim Cohen’s Sustainable Portland Task Force was established May 1 in a unanimous city council vote.
Sustainable Portland is a go
By SARA DONNELLY  |  May 03, 2006

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Clean & green

Portland mayor Jim Cohen plans to convene nine environmental experts and advocates to study the city’s use of sustainable energy and conservation practices, and to identify ways to highlight Portland’s green businesses.
Portland may go sustainable, whatever that means
By SARA DONNELLY  |  April 19, 2006