Environment

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Why Your New Clothes Are Ruining the Planet

Photo by Matt Roth   New York?based author Elizabeth Cline’s new book, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Fast Fashion ($25.95, Penguin) hit shelves last […]

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Scott Brown Gets Wall-Bombed

(Scott Brown photo by Mark Sardella via Flickr) Will Sen. Scott Brown cancel his support for oil-industry subsidies? A lot of voters want to know. […]

Arts & Entertainment

Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

What about this isn’t appealing? (Photo used with permission.) Tipple 16th Annual Nantucket Wine Festival Really the name speaks for itself: Wine Festival! On Nantucket! […]

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Concord Puts the Kibosh on Plastic Water Bottle Sales

Last night, Concord voted to ban the bottle. (Photo via iStockPhoto.) At Concord’s annual town meeting last night, residents passed a bylaw banning the sale […]

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Make Boston Greener with IOBY

Bikes Not Bombs just launched Chain Reaction, the city’s first student-run mobile repair shop, using ioby. Is there a patch of grass in your neighborhood […]

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Look at All This Crap at the Bottom of the Ocean

In some places, the bottom of the sea looks like a war zone. There are rusting hulks of twisted metal, spiky remnants of lobster traps, […]

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How to Join The Plastic Cult of Death

Photo via iStockphoto. Every sip you take out of that clear, disposable water bottle makes you a little less human. It’s been proven again and […]

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The Long, Sad Life of Lost Fishing Gear

A reader submitted this photo of sea debris he found in Maine. (Photo courtesy of Harold Johnson.) There’s a lot of fish in the sea. […]

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Five Reasons to Leave the House this Weekend

A still from Saul Levine’s “Whole Note.” (Image courtesy of the ICA.) Film International Experimental Cinema Exposition According to Wikipedia, “an experimental film is often […]

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Massachusetts Officials Taking a Leaf from European Wind Turbine Industry

Four energy officials will visit England, Denmark, and Germany to better understand what has worked and what hasn’t worked in creating wind energy. Now, if […]

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Wind Farm May Now Take Root

(Photo via ThinkStock.) Yesterday, the state approved a $17.5 billion merger between Northeast Utility and NStar, making the new conglomerate the largest utility provider in […]

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The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: What Went Right

Regulations kill business. This view, simplistic as it is, has come to dominate the national conversation on environmental policy. Sometimes the regulations work. Take the […]

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The Dolphin Suicides

By now, most of us have heard about the unusually high number of dolphin strandings on a beach in Wellfleet. At last count, there were […]

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Wind Farm Opponents are Hypochondriacs

Photo via ThinkStock. In November, our associate editor Casey Lyons wrote about the suffering residents of Falmouth. In 2010, the Cape Cod town had installed […]

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Where the Hell is the Snow?

It’s now January 2nd and we’ve still had no real snowfall in Boston. I’m nervous to even talk about it, like I’m about to jinx […]