The governor of Illinois will sign a marriage bill on Wednesday, and marriage equality will start in Hawaii on Dec. 2. That brings the number of people in marriage equality states to about 114 million. We started the year with 57 million.
Super Typhoon Haiyan Blasts Thru Philippines; 10,000+ Feared Dead report Sunshine Lichauco de Leon and Calum MacLeod at USA Today. Wunderground meteor...
That's right, Portland now dons the privilege as being the first city on the entire East coast to bring some sort of intelligence to the futility that is marijuana prohibition.
It's harder than ever to get unbiased reporting. Every ideology has its own channel, every bully their own pulpit. Social media gives anyone with a device a voice, and reduces complexity to a sound-bite. The Center for Public Interest Reporting disrupts this frenetic pace just in time for the 2014 elections, and offers up the opposite of all-inclusive, short and new.
When it comes to tourist-grabbing slogans, U.S. states are no different to their macroterritorial relatives. These regional units offer a veritable smorgasbord of catchphrases ranging through the good, the bad and the ugly, all the way to the downright crap.
OK, folks, enough is enough; this sort of behavior has got to stop, pronto. As recently as July, in the very headline of this column, I admonished you...
The Beetles Are Baaaaaack... and Now They're Decimating Spruce Forests with climate change, reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Over the pas...
It is still not too late to see Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin -- a gem of a small exhibit which closes October 27th
Jellyfish Take Over As Humans Overfish And Change Climate notes Tim Flannery at the New York Review of Books. These zombie-like, sometimes lethal crea...
Arrive in Maine mid-day. If you're coming from the south, which most of you are, take "The Yorks/Ogunquit" exit off of I-95. Rather than turning left toward Ogunquit at Rt. 1, go straight into Stonewall Kitchen's parking lot.
The days are cooling off and getting shorter, farmers are bringing in crops, wood is being stacked, and beekeepers are looking inside their hives for evidence of Varroa mites, one of the largest threats to honey bees in the United States.
No one likes to lose and nobody wants their losses hung out to dry. Last November, I did both when I ran for the United States Senate. It wasn't just losing the election. That was no surprise. It was losing by so much. The magnitude was sobering.
It is because supporters of the law have been outspent more than five to one, and because opponents in the House of Representatives have voted 40 times to repeal all or part of it, that most of us don't have a clue how the law will affect us.
Meet Luke Holden, the president and founder of Luke's Lobster, a sustainably focused Maine seafood company based in New York City. Luke is a proud Mainer, or "Mainiac."
Given the rapid rate at which public support is growing nationwide, it doesn't take a mathematician to recognize that marijuana prohibition is on its way out.
In preparation for the trip, I started to make a list of everything we needed to bring. I quickly realized it wasn't going to work. I needed a spreadsheet.