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Sands of time

Even as gathering signs point to the inevitable construction of the Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline through middle America, tar-sands opponents convened in South Portland on Monday night to oppose the transport of that same viscous petroleum product thro
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 15, 2013

Mission: Outdoors

It's not every day that Sierra Club members mingle at VFW halls, but it happened in Portland last week when US Army veteran Stacy Bare was the guest of honor at a spaghetti supper at the Maine VFW Post 6859 on Forest Avenue.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 23, 2012

More reverend than most reverends; an Abel challenger; hail, Olivia

Those unfamiliar with Phillipe and Jorge's childhoods are often surprised to learn that in our Wonder Years, your superior correspondents were quite the choirboys.
Holy too too
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 08, 2012

Will the next Keystone fight happen in New England?

We may have narrowly avoided Keystone XL (for now), but local environmental activists say that Maine and New England are not safe from "the dirtiest oil on earth," with a huge Canadian oil company seeking other routes to pump crude oil out of Alberta.
Dirty business
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 10, 2012
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Deval's Green Blues

The document in question contains the final regulations for the state's biomass subsidies, and according to environmentalists, the Patrick administration is planning to reverse its pre-election position — and fly in the face of good science — for the be
Long supported by the state's environmental organizations, Governor Patrick has started a war with them over biomass
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 02, 2011

Faltering steps forward

As in many other sectors, the green world in 2009 was marked as much by bluster as by tangible positive action.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 25, 2009


Youth to power

Bates College junior Robert Friedman will be missing a couple weeks of class in December.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 27, 2009
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Are progressives winning on the Web?

Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues its fall run with a chat about the state of community organizing.
 Action Speaks!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 09, 2009

The Year in Green

I don't know whether it was the sky-high gas prices or what, but Portland sure caught an eco-bug in 2008.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 23, 2008

Maine task force to seek offshore power

A new Ocean Energy Task Force, created by Governor John Baldacci last week, is charged in part with investigating the realities of drilling for oil and gas off the coast of Maine.
Energy in the drink
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 12, 2008

Letters to the Portland editor: October 31, 2008

We have several great colleges and universities in this area graduating hundreds of highly educated professionals each year. However, we continuously fail to retain these talented young people because we don’t have jobs to keep them here.
Get creative
By  |  October 29, 2008


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A field guide to activism in Rhode Island

If you’re interested in becoming an agent of change, identify a cause close to your heart and connect with one of the groups working on it.
Issues + organizing = real-world experience
By MEGHAN GRADY  |  August 27, 2008

The ProJo opposes plastic bag use — but it uses plastic bags

In April, the Providence Journal strongly endorsed reducing use of plastic bags, but the newspaper continues to use more than 100,000 plastic bags a day.
Environment
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  August 20, 2008

Flavors of entanglement

Dear S. Donald Sussman: Please send me a million bucks.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 25, 2008
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Remembrance of things crap

Boston’s historic Freedom Trail gift shops are, clearly, the manifestation of our confusing, conflicted, amusing past.
Millions of tourists walk the freedom trail each summer, bringing home ridiculous pieces of our proud city’s history
By MEG MUCKENHOUPT  |  June 11, 2008
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Sierra Club under fire from coastal activists

Two coastal advocacy organizations are accusing the Sierra Club of backing down from its position as a protector of Sears Island, a large, uninhabited island off Maine’s Down East coast.
Conservation
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 04, 2008


Happy Earth Day!

What follows is a tilt-a-whirl ride through my green-saturated brain.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 16, 2008
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A win-wind situation

It’s a pretty rare day when lobbyists, environmentalists, and labor officials are all happy about supporting the same legislation.
Renewable energy’s promise is a bright spot amid the state’s deficit gloom
By IAN DONNIS  |  March 26, 2008
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Up Plum Creek without a paddle

A company official has admitted that perhaps his firm should have thought more, and earlier, about environmentalism.
Enviro tactics
By YANNI PEARY  |  November 28, 2007
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Jockular plus

Phillipe + Jorge have been absolutely giddy, as we have gone crazy about the World Series’ success of the Olde Towne Team.
New England is the home of past and future champions
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 31, 2007
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Get-together seeks answers on improved transit

Angeles drivers aren’t the only ones who can’t give up their dependence on cars.
Local motion
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 17, 2007


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Environmentally yours

Environmental interest groups, Shellenberger and Nordhaus claimed, simply don’t dream big enough to address the multifaceted monster that is global warming.
Two new takes on global warming
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 24, 2007
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Sierra Club brings environmental mixer to

The Rhode Island chapter of the Sierra Club is bringing an appealing combination to Providence.
Got Beer?
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 29, 2007
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State House steel cage match

Governor Carcieri certainly revealed his flair for the dramatic when he unleashed his proposal last week to ax 1000 state employees.
Carcieri and the legislature square off during a time of meager revenue
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 13, 2007
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Editors' picks: City life

Spogga, Figments, Teamworks, and more.
Best uses for dead trees, best old-fashioned spoken word, best place to realize you have no game, and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2007
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Rocky stars

Hillary narrowly won the opening round of New Hampshire presidential campaigning this week.
Clinton, Obama, and the people who really make or break Presidential dreams in the Granite State
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 14, 2007


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Does peace have a chance?

Four weeks after Democrats rode a wave of anti-war discontent to gain control of the US House and Senate, only four protestors show up to the weekly “Bridges for Peace” demonstration on the Casco Bay Bridge.
The anti-war movement faces its biggest challenge yet — politics
By SARA DONNELLY  |  December 27, 2006
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Blown away

Jean Hay Bright tried once before to run against US Senator Olympia Snowe. Snowe's tracks: How moderate is Maine's senior senator?
Jean Hay Bright’s fight to topple a political icon
By SARA DONNELLY  |  October 18, 2006
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The road to November

For all the unusual drama of Lincoln Chafee and Stephen P. Laffey’s GOP Senate primary gunfight, it was politics as usual that helped Chafee to score what many considered an unexpectedly decisive win.
Two big questions highlight the run-up to RI’s general elections  
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 20, 2006
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Africans suffer while the world stands by

Raised on a steady diet of “Never Again,” members of Brown University’s Darfur Action Network found it infuriating to watch the international community stand idly by as murder and rape in Darfur continued unabated.
Despite the efforts of student activists, it’s hard to get Americans to care about death, rape, and disease in Sudan
By ALEXANDER PROVAN  |  June 07, 2006