Can one small port city make a difference? South Portland, home to an oil tanker facility that has long received crude from abroad, has blocked the owner from exporting tar sands crude and hopes to spur other cities to act.
Jul 25, 2014   NPR
<p>The New England region's population growth rate continues to drop below that of the nation as a whole, measuring at a rate of just 0.2 percent between July 2005 and July 2006. This compares with a national growth rate of about 1 percent.</p>
Dec 31, 2006   Portland Press Herald
<p>A study released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that nutrient pollution in New England and the Gulf of Maine has increased over the last 15 years, due to pesticide use, stormwater runoff, and sewage leaks.</p>
Dec 30, 2006   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
<p>As the carbon neutrality market grows, some experts wonder if the non-regulated practice is having any real effect on the environment.</p>
Dec 14, 2006   Portland Sunday Telegram
<p>Despite the sudden sale and closure of Portland's once vibrant public market, one pizza parlor owner continues to incur large losses but refuses to shut down.</p>
Nov 29, 2006   Portland Press Herald
<p>The founder of Burt's Bees is buying land in hopes of creating a new national park in Maine, but locals disagree with the plan to ban snowmobiling, hunting and all-terrain vehicles on 50,000 of her acres.</p>
Nov 9, 2006   The New York Times
<p>The City of Portland, Maine, continues to struggle with the decision of whether or not to renovate or rebuild the 28 year old Cumberland County Civic Center.</p>
Oct 27, 2006   Portland Press Herald
<p>A small college in Maine has made a pledge to reduce and offset all of its greenhouse gas emissions, including those generated by students' trips to and from school.</p>
Oct 14, 2006   The Washington Post
<p>Despite a cooling real estate market, developers and city officals are moving forward on plans to develop a new neighborhood along Portland's eastern waterfront.</p>
Oct 10, 2006   Portland Press Herald
<p>Bold action can help the state of Maine reach sustainable prosperity.</p>
Oct 9, 2006   The Brookings Institution
Maine's new governor has made energy conservation, efficiency and alternative energy key themes to his administration, mandating LEED standards for state buildings, increasing hybrid vehicles, use of bio-diesel, and embracing wind farms.
Aug 26, 2006   Portland Press Herald, ME