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Electric cars: Rhode Island plugs in

“I’m not a car guy,” says Al Dahlberg, sitting in his office on a recent afternoon.
Can the smallest state make the biggest use of electric cars — and help save the world?
By DAVID SCHARFFENBERG  |  November 12, 2010

Camera shy

Haven't we heard this story before?
Mike Tyson pops the paps. Plus, Rocky Top hits bottom.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 20, 2009

Slideshow: Succe$$

"Succe$$" was a challenge from the get-go.
 Succe$$ Finale

Lakeview Terrace

LaBute tries to engage issues of race, class, and gender in this potboiler, but his usual vitriol gives way to blood in the swimming pool.
Full of entrapping clichés
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 23, 2008

Heat of the moment

Because of the high cost of heating oil, I'm considering installing an alternative energy source in my house. I've examined the possibilities, and it looks as if my best bet is a home nuclear-power plant.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  July 30, 2008

Got sustainability?

Growing numbers of Americans are taking up bicycling and gardening, and perhaps reconsidering the more costly habits of the not-so-distant boom times.
Apeiron’s annual festival points the way to different possibilities
By IAN DONNIS  |  June 04, 2008


Suppressing the urge

Some scholars estimate an end to our current age, the “Era of Expansion,”as early as 2050.
You have to pay to pee in Urinetown
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 27, 2008

Wish list

Please consider the following gifts, to be bestowed upon me this holiday season.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 28, 2007

Greased lightning

Oil has been discovered in a Brighton backyard.
Powering the anti – fossil fuel revolution, one fried catfish at a time
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 07, 2007

Boston's green heroes

Small steps and super-human efforts
By KARA BASKIN  |  November 07, 2007

Jim Marzilli

State representative Jim Marzilli — Arlington resident, expert gardener, Democrat, Prius-owner — is running for state senate.
By KARA BASKIN  |  November 06, 2007

Gas up!

Unfortunately, purchasing a Prius is out of the question — although a girl can dream.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 03, 2007

Solar power co-op surfaces in Bath

The midcoast may soon be home to the state’s first solar power co-op.
Flat panels
By SARA DONNELLY  |  January 17, 2007

Just Grandy

On my way to Burning Man last year, I stopped at Wild Oats just outside of Reno for the week's provisions.
Life goes better with oats
By JESSICA PORTER  |  December 06, 2006

The Huffington express

We were on our way to San Francisco as part of a Huffington book tour, a surreal world in which hitching a ride on Norman Lear’s jet is no big deal. Jill Sobule, Kay Hanley, and Michelle Lewis featuring Arianna Huffington, "Fearless" (mp3)
Norman Lear’s jet? Arianna rapping? What the hell am I doing here?
By KAY HANLEY  |  October 04, 2006

Ferrell behavior

Will Ferrell might spend a lot of his on-screen time with his pants off, running and screaming, but in person, promoting his new movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby , he can be as buttoned down as Tony Snow before the White House press cor
The star of Talladega Nights drives a hard bargain
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 02, 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
By IAN DONNIS  |  May 31, 2006
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Slow + steady

On May 11, local artist and alternative car enthusiast C. Michael Lewis will compete in the 18th annual Tour de Sol Green Car Show and Competition.
Portland artist to race in Tour de Sol
By SARA DONNELLY  |  April 26, 2006

Local heroes

In this, the ninth annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s “Best” issue, we highlight four people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
Bill Shuey, Valerie Tutson, Greg Gerritt, and Scott Wolf

T and sympathy

The Arborway rail-restoration project’s opponents may toss about unbuildable poison-pill designs, but contrary to what Deirdre Fulton states, the record shows that at no time was removing parking on one side of Centre Street ever officially presented or
By  |  January 19, 2006

T-easing pollution

The T: we love to hate it; we hate to take it; we take it everywhere.
A series of air-clearing public-transit projects, mapped out in the early ’90s, remain controversial — and incomplete
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 17, 2006