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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
| March 15, 2013
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.
| 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
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.
| February 10, 2012
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
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.
| December 25, 2009
Youth to power
Bates College junior Robert Friedman will be missing a couple weeks of class in December.
| November 27, 2009
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.
| 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.
| 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
| 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.
| October 29, 2008
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
| 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.
| August 20, 2008
Flavors of entanglement
Dear S. Donald Sussman: Please send me a million bucks.
Politics and other mistakes
| June 25, 2008
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
| June 11, 2008
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.
| June 04, 2008
Happy Earth Day!
What follows is a tilt-a-whirl ride through my green-saturated brain.
| April 16, 2008
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
| March 26, 2008
Up Plum Creek without a paddle
A company official has admitted that perhaps his firm should have thought more, and earlier, about environmentalism.
| November 28, 2007
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
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| October 31, 2007
Get-together seeks answers on improved transit
Angeles drivers aren’t the only ones who can’t give up their dependence on cars.
| October 17, 2007
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
| September 24, 2007
Sierra Club brings environmental mixer to
The Rhode Island chapter of the Sierra Club is bringing an appealing combination to Providence.
| August 29, 2007
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
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| June 13, 2007
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
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| April 17, 2007
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
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| February 14, 2007
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
| December 27, 2006
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
| October 18, 2006
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
| September 20, 2006
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
| June 07, 2006
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