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Stand up against climate change

I encourage all Mainers to urge Senators King and Collins to support the Climate Change Action Plan.
 Letters
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  July 18, 2013

The New Abolitionists: Global warming is the great moral crisis of our time

I want to say a word for radicalism — for the role of the radical in building a movement to confront climate change, the most urgent crisis human beings have ever faced.

By WEN STEPHENSON  |  February 22, 2013
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Q&A: On climate change, it’s Sheldon Whitehouse v. Washington

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has taken a lead role in one of Washington's most important — and intractable — public policy fights: reining in climate change.
Q&A
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 15, 2013
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UN Climate Talks 2030

Let's get serious. Maybe.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  December 14, 2012
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Bill McKibben’s climate change crusade comes to Providence

Environmental activist and journalist Bill McKibben was at the heart of the remarkable uprising that forced President Obama to delay approval of the Keystone pipeline, which would funnel oil from the tar sands of Canada to the Gulf Coast.
Q&A
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 30, 2012
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Harvard students push for fossil-fuel divestment

Throughout 350.org's Do the Math tour this month, climate-change warrior Bill McKibben has blasted Harvard, his alma mater, for the school's failure to fully divest from South African companies two decades ago.
Oil and ivy
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 30, 2012


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When Disaster Strikes

For better or worse, hometown pride is as central to hip-hop as misogyny and marijuana.
Scream On
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 30, 2012
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The first Obama administration was a disappointment for progressives. What makes us think the second will be any different?

On LGBT rights, civil liberties, economic inequity, immigration, criminal justice, labor organizing, money in politics, and voting rights, the Obama administration let progressives down time and time again. And who's to say Obama's second term won't be
The fire this time
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 16, 2012
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Review: Chasing Ice

National Geographic photographer James Balog, acclaimed for his work on vanishing animal species, goes for even mightier concerns in this valiant documentary: to provide irrefutable visual evidence of the magnitude of man-made global warming.

By GERALD PEARY  |  November 16, 2012
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Help, the mountains are melting!

Climate change may have been ignored during this fall's elections, but it's likely on the minds of many skiers — not to mention ski resorts eager to avoid a repeat of last year's warm winter, which saw many ski-related businesses either opening late or
The case of the disappearing ski slopes
By NOAH SCHAFFER  |  November 09, 2012
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A Convenient Excuse

On October 2, I led a climate protest inside the offices of the Boston Globe .
Dear mainstream-media colleagues: Time is running out to prevent climate catastrophe. Countless lives are at stake. And you are failing us all.
By WEN STEPHENSON  |  November 02, 2012


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Review: To the Arctic

Heart-wrenching footage of polar cubs wrestling and caribou mothers pushing their young to higher ground isn't necessary to educate the viewer on the thoroughly depressing domino effect of melting sea ice. But hot damn, does it help.
The Arctic is still melting, people
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  April 20, 2012

The challenge: redesign the coastline

We relate to shorelines reactively — we structure ports around jagged edges, avoid dangerous cliffs and fret that climate change will result in Hawaiian islands going the way of Atlantis.
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By NICOLE FRIEDMAN  |  June 10, 2011

Future-proofing

You may have seen Sludgey, a/k/a the Last Barrel of Oil, distributing handbills around Portland on First Friday.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 18, 2011

Year in Greenview

While eco-friendly initiatives gained some local traction this year, the national environmental picture was relatively bleak in 2010 — and stands to get even more depressing next year.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 24, 2010
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How to beat the heat

Modern ingenuity finally cures swamp ass
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By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  July 30, 2010


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Burn Baby Burn

Last Thursday afternoon, moments after I posted on Facebook about the death of the climate-change bill, I got a message from a surprised and disappointed Laura Everett.
John Kerry, Scott Brown, and the death of climate-change legislation
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 30, 2010
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Say what?

Barack Obama is much more of an establishment-style president than the public generally realizes.
Obama should forget the feel-good and seize the opportunity in the Gulf
By EDITORIAL  |  June 18, 2010

Video: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen save the planet!


Now showing on YouTube, the World Wildlife Fund's new thriller, "Everyone turn off your lights on March 27 to show how easy it is to...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 11, 2010
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Romney's new character: Macho man

Few things are more predictable than a GOP presidential candidate posturing as a he-man protector of America, and depicting his Democratic counterpart as an effete, appeasing girlie-man on the dangerous world stage.
In his new book, Mitt makes himself over as a muscular defender of America
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 12, 2010
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Cambridge finds it ain't easy being green

The hype leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Congress in Copenhagen last month reached near tsunami proportions, but in the end, the gathering went out like a neap tide.
Greater Boston's Gas-House Gang
By TOM MEEK  |  January 15, 2010


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Dropping the ball

At last, the golden moment has arrived.
This past decade? Not so great. But the next, according to social critic James Howard Kunstler, will be much worse.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 08, 2010
Climate change gets a real kick in the pants

Climate change gets a real kick in the pants


These last few weeks could possibly be some of the biggest in climate change and greenhouse gases' history. First there was the misnomered ClimateGate that...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  December 08, 2009
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Snacks

The most substantial item in the assortment of dances by the Trey McIntyre Project last weekend was an oddly proportioned 20-minute meditation on climate change and Glacier National Park. McIntyre, whose company appeared at the ICA as part of the CRASH
Trey McIntyre at the ICA
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  November 27, 2009
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The End of the Long Summer

In this nonfiction treatise about global warming and other ecological dangers, the author details why our environment is in much worse shape than we thought. In this excerpt, Dianne Dumanoski notes that, far from taming Mother Nature, our factories an
Why we must remake our civilization to survive on a volatile Earth
By DIANNE DUMANOSKI  |  July 24, 2009
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20 reasons the Earth will be glad to see Bush go

The planet Earth usually tries to stay out of politics. It doesn't endorse candidates. It doesn't run attack ads. It doesn't even register as a lobbyist.
As our 43rd president scrambles to screw further with Mother Nature, a look at the ways our planet will be better off under Obama
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 17, 2008


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Wet, hot American summer

On June 2, 2106, it’s hot.
What Boston will be like in 2106 if we do nothing to stop global warming
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 02, 2006