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No tar-sands oil here, please

Close to 1500 people from around the Northeast and Canada gathered in downtown Portland on Saturday to protest a potential project that would pipe tar-sands oil from western Canada through New England to Portland Harbor.
Defensive Action
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 01, 2013
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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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How much damage could a President Romney do? Let us count the ways

Mitt Romney's penchant for saying whatever he thinks might get him elected creates a challenge for a country eager to discern what he would actually do as president.
One Nation Under Mitt
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 05, 2012
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Tar Sands Disaster?

The activists, clad mostly in black, flowed slowly and silently down Battery Street in Burlington.
Big oil’s risky plan could have massive environmental impacts on Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 17, 2012
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Review: The Dictator

Though his PR campaign might suggest otherwise, Sacha Baron Cohen has actually made (with director Larry Charles) a sweet movie, not unlike Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator , if less sentimental.
Surprisingly sweet
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2012
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What’s really behind high gas prices

Fingers crossed that we've seen the worst of it — analysts say gas prices won't go any higher than the April 6 peak of $3.94 per gallon — but filling up your tank this summer is still going to cost a big chunk of change.
Priming the Pump
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 04, 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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Review: Big Miracle

Taking a tip from the oil industry, Hollywood has started exploiting Alaska. Following in the tracks of The Grey is Ken Kwapis's take on a true story from 1988 about an effort to save gray whales trapped in the Arctic ice. Surprisingly, the film offer
Ken Kwapis's take on a true story from 1988
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 03, 2012
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Biomass FAQ

Simply put, biomass is any natural living or once-living substance that can be converted into energy.
Or, why it ain't easy burning green
By KHADIJAH M. BRITTON  |  September 02, 2011
Deheny and Clams

Are Logan Airport pollution and Massport indifference killing Boston's proud clam-digging tradition?

Denehy and other Boston clam farmers have come to face two seemingly impervious hurdles: a safety expansion at Logan Airport that will deplete two of their richest beaches, and a jet-fuel spill from last October that some allege wiped out half of Boston'
Shucking fit
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 15, 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


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Fascinating new discoveries at Whitney Art Works

It's quickly clear that something's off in Ethan Hayes-Chute's world.
Curiouser and curiouser
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  August 20, 2010
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Gassed-up seafood

New globular delicacies from oily waters.
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  June 25, 2010
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A nation hooked on cars

The car is at the center of many of our troubles — our addiction to oil, the warming of the planet. Car accidents do incalculable damage.
Vroom! Vroom!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 29, 2010
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Dubai: Paradise on Earth

Welcome to Grease-The-Palm Island
... if you can afford it
By DAVID KISH  |  January 15, 2010
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Persian miniatures

You can see what is probably the most significant filmmaking right now in Iran by going to YouTube and viewing the artless images of brutality in the streets of Tehran captured by scores of average Iranian citizens armed with cell-phone cameras.
Films from Iran choose indirect confrontation
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 08, 2010


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Big dig

Unsworth and oil in Mesopotamia
Unsworth and oil in Mesopotamia
By CLEA SIMON  |  January 06, 2009
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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