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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

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South Portland crude oil ban gets first OK

A proposal to ban the loading of crude oil onto marine vessels received initial approval by the South Portland City Council in a Wednesday meeting that attracted nearly 500 people.

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South Portland council backs tar sands ban

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine -- The South Portland City Council has approved a first reading proposal that would prohibit loading tar sands crude oil in bulk onto marine tank vessels in the city...

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Inside the Big Oil Playbook

For the last decade, the world’s largest oil corporations have developed one of the most extensive industrial operations in the world: the extraction and processing of tar sands (natural bitumen) in northeastern Alberta, Canada. Tar sands oil (diluted bitumen) is more carbon intensive than conventional oil and nearly impossible to clean up when spilled into waterways. 

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Bangor Daily News: Concerns About Phthalates

I’m concerned. I’ve been kept in the dark. There are toxic chemicals in our everyday products that could have serious health effects on my family, my friends and everyone else around me. Recently, I have heard a lot about phthalates — chemicals that can cause serious reproductive health disorders, early puberty in girls and asthma.

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WMTW 8: South Portland considering new effort to ban tar sands

There's a renewed push to protect the city of South Portland from tar sands oil...

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