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UN Climate Talks 2030

Let's get serious. Maybe.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  December 14, 2012

Scenic vistas ... of the future!

Imagine the new landscapes your children will enjoy.
By DAVID KISH  |  August 03, 2012

Restaurant composting closes another local-food loop

You — or your neighbor — may do it at home, but now area restaurants, hospitals, schools, and grocery stores are also reducing their waste and producing rich soil by turning food scraps and paper products into compost.
Eat your waste
By AMY ANDERSON  |  April 27, 2012

Talking trash with the League

The second site visit of the League of Young Voters' Portland 101 program, which Jeff Inglis outlined last week (see " Young Activists Explore Police Department ," September 23), took the group to ecomaine, the non-profit waste management facility locate
Portland 101
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 30, 2011
guys dishes 3

Can a single woman peacefully co-exist with schlubby bachelor roommates? Absolutely!

Wait — you're living with guys? Don't you know they're filthy creatures who don't clean up after themselves and leave a trail of Doritos everywhere they go?!
Bachelor pad
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  September 02, 2011

Killing ethanol

Estimates vary, but it's safe to say that restaurants and institutions (such as colleges or hospitals) waste tons of food every year; last September, a group of students at the College of the Atlantic noticed that their school was no exception.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 10, 2011


Getting rid of e-waste

I'm doing a major apartment clean-up and I'm trying to dispose of my unwanted items as responsibly as possible. I'm recycling (both curbside and through Goodwill) as much as I can. But what to do with the electronic waste I've accumulated over the year
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 18, 2011

Phoenix Mad (In Love) Libs presents: The Trashy Date

We met at the romantic intersection of [blank] and desire ...
The ____ Boston Date Ever!
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 11, 2011
Talkin' Trash TV: Miami Housewives cast announced

Talkin' Trash TV: Miami Housewives cast announced

They've suffered through the filming of Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami. The hazmat team called in to clean up after season two of Jersey Shore...
By Hallie Boston  |  February 03, 2011
Talkin' Trash TV: Jersey Shore

Talkin' Trash TV: Jersey Shore

Remember back to the glory days of 2009? Sure, the economy was in deeper shit than the kid from Slumdog Millionaire and all that boring...
By Hallie Boston  |  January 28, 2011

On the meaning of trash

Providence cultural center AS220 wraps up the fall edition of its Action Speaks! panel discussion series with an examination of that oft-ignored byproduct of America's consumerist culture: trash.
Action Speaks!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 22, 2010

Talking trash

Drew Steinbeiser's article about blue bags and garbage disposal in Portland generated a lot of feedback. Now it looks like Cape Elizabethians will be grappling...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  September 13, 2010

Dump at City Hall?

Thank you for your recent article about the price increase on city trash bags. When I first noticed this at Hannaford this summer, I was disgusted!
Letters to the Portland editor, September 3, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 03, 2010

As city blue-bag prices climb, Portland residents find other ways to take out the trash

They come out at night, hiding beneath the cloak of darkness. Weighed down by bags of reeking garbage, they hobble along the streets in search for the closest Dumpster. And these people of the night, they're your friends and neighbors: normally unassumin
By ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  August 20, 2010
Julie Kramer: Litterbug?

Julie Kramer: Litterbug?

I noticed a piece of paper on the ground as I left One Financial Center yesterday. As I went to pick...
By Charlie  |  March 05, 2009
Lizzie Goodman of Blender, WTF and Tugboat, Hater of America

Lizzie Goodman of Blender, WTF and Tugboat, Hater of America

Lizzie Goodman, editor-at-large of Blender Magazine, phones in to talk about McCain/Obama, we play back the WTF Line and out Keith "Tugboat Dakin as a...
By Charlie  |  August 21, 2008