Environment

 
This rendering shows the Maine Turnpike Authority's proposed toll plaza with open-road tolling and cash lanes at mile marker 8.8 in York.

Dispute over state’s toll plaza plan lingers on

By Deborah McDermott, The York Weekly on July 26, 2017, at 2:01 p.m.
The state Department of Environmental Protection will decide if the Maine Turnpike Authority is allowed to proceed with a new toll plaza in York.
Community

Grants available for Alamoosook Lake area residents

By Cheri Domina on July 24, 2017, at 11:57 a.m.
Community
Map showing land parcel

New land conservation effort underway at iconic Caterpillar Hill

on July 21, 2017, at 12:46 p.m.

Ralph Regula, congressman who helped protect public lands, dies at 92

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 7:14 a.m.
Ralph Regula, an 18-term congressman from Ohio who became a prominent supporter of protecting public lands, died July 19 at his farm near Navarre, Ohio.
Community

BHHT 32nd Annual Meeting and BBQ Dinner

By Blue Hill Heritage Trust on July 20, 2017, at 11:49 a.m.
Community

OAAI Young Artist’s Workshop at Harriman Point Preserve

By Blue Hill Heritage Trust on July 20, 2017, at 10:25 a.m.
President Donald Trump refers to amounts of temperature change as he announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, June 1, 2017.

Trump nominates a climate skeptic to USDA’s top science post

By Juliet Eilperin and Chris Mooney, The Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 6:48 a.m.
President Trump nominated Sam Clovis, a former college professor and talk radio host who has challenged the scientific consensus that human activity has been the primary driver of climate change, to serve in the Agriculture Department’s top scientific post.

Poliquin votes in favor of tougher ozone standards

By Christopher Cousins on July 18, 2017, at 4:37 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin won praise from the environmental community with his announcement.
Community
The Falls Bridge overlooking the Dennys River where Audubon described "The Force of the Waters."

Walking Tour to Audubon Dam Site on the Dennys River

By Colin Windhorst on July 18, 2017, at 1:34 p.m.
Community

Environment Maine recognizes Congresswoman Pingree for environmental advocacy

on July 17, 2017, at 11:05 a.m.
Sister George Ann Biskan leads a group of nuns and supporters during a prayer service at a chapel in a cornfield. The chapel was built there as part of a protest against a pipeline.

Nuns in Pennsylvania build a chapel to block the path of a gas pipeline

By Julie Zauzmer, The Washington Post on July 17, 2017, at 6:35 a.m.
“We just wanted to symbolize, really, what is already there: This is holy ground,” said Sister Janet McCann, a member of the national leadership team of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ.
Community
Author Peter Logan discussing his book on Audubon's 1833 trip to Labrador from Eastport, during his visit Down East in the summer of 2016.

Audubon’s Trip to Labrador Featured at Summer Exhibition in Dennysville

By Colin Windhorst on July 15, 2017, at 9:52 a.m.
The Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC mill as seen on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.

Former Lincoln mill manager will lead early cleanup of hazardous, radioactive waste

By Darren Fishell on July 14, 2017, at 12:40 p.m.
The former manager of the bankrupt Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill will lead early cleanup work at the contaminated industrial site under a settlement with federal regulators.
Community

Land Trust Offers Arctic Observations by Peter Ralston

By Georges River Land Trust on July 13, 2017, at 12:44 p.m.
Community
"Coyote Moon"

Coyote Connections Art Exhibition

By Geri Vistein on July 12, 2017, at 1:18 p.m.

Earth is on its way to the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs, scientists warn

By Kristine Phillips, The Washington Post on July 12, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.
“The massive loss of populations and species reflects our lack of empathy to all the wild species that have been our companions since our origins,” the study’s lead author said.
Community

Celebrate Environmental Stewardship with U.S. Senator George Mitchell August 1, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm

By pmsercinst on July 11, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.
Community

Hawk Migration Talk at the Harrison Village Library

By Kelli Shedd on July 09, 2017, at 8:11 p.m.
Community

Schoodic Institute Lecture – Turning Back the Clock on Ocean Declines: Using Historical Ecology in Maine Conservation – August 17, 7- 8 pm

By pmsercinst on July 07, 2017, at 1:14 p.m.
The Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill, as seen from the town cemetery.

Janet Mills says radioactive material cleared at Lincoln mill

By Darren Fishell on July 06, 2017, at 4:57 p.m.
The removal of those materials is one small part of the cleanup that could take decades.