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Twelve sweet ideas for Maine in 2012

With the new year upon us, we're looking into the future to see what things will be making Maine better in the coming 12 months. Here's a selection of things we'll be watching — and you should, too.
Better by the dozen
By DEIRDRE FULTON, JEFF INGLIS, AND NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  January 06, 2012
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Linc's greenskeeping

Sure, governor-elect Lincoln Chafee used to shoe racehorses up in Canada, but it appears he could also have been a good greenskeeper.
Chafee gets a feather in his cap; dreading Cantor; Korean fever dreams
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 03, 2010

Eat, buy, love: A mini Going Green gift guide.

As I write this, I'm slurping down a soup made of roasted broccoli, celery root, garlic, and broth. I'd never cooked with celery root before, but I had to learn fast — the ugly-but-tasty vegetable was included in the first box of winter farm-share produ
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 26, 2010
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Conquer the cold

Any New Englander worth his salted cod knows that the key to beating seasonal hibernation-induced depression is adherence to one simple motto: Leave The House.
Banish winter blahs with energizing outdoor fun
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 11, 2009

We love the Nature Conservancy, but...


Seriously, this is ridiculously revisionist history in the service of environmentalism.We just got an e-mail from them with five tips for a "green" holiday season.Here's...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 02, 2009

Conservation in Copenhagen

In about a month, representatives from almost 200 nations will converge on Copenhagen, Denmark, for what could be the most meaningful meeting on climate change, ever.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 06, 2009


Earth's wildlife in peril

Earth's wildlife in peril


Giant Jewel (Chlorocypha centripunctata. Photo by Kai Schuette The latest update of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  November 03, 2009
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Why wind power blows

The world is looking for a no-brainer solution to the 21st century's impending energy crisis, and wind power seems to provide many of the right answers.
Why we shouldn't overload our energy basket with wind eggs
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 21, 2009
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Branding our ourdoor tourism

Eventually, the folks at Maine Huts and Trails, a non-profit that operates in western Maine, hope to establish a 180-mile trail system between the Mahoosuc Range and Moosehead Lake.
Love letters to Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 04, 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

Giving back

What does it take to get young people to give money to environmental organizations?
 Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 05, 2008


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Plum Creek plans to cut down 200-year-old trees

You would think the Plum Creek Timber Company would be doing all it could to avoid negative publicity right now.
North Woods logging
By BRIDGET HUBER  |  May 28, 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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Browsing ahead

All that online talk (nine billion Google hits and counting) notwithstanding, “Web 3.0” won’t be happening any time soon.
You can’t do much when you’re dead   — but you can still send e-mail. That’s just one Internet innovation that will loom large in 2008
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 26, 2007