Environment

 
An aerial view of Portage Lake, one of the gateways to the North Maine Woods and the home of a waterbody some feel could be threatened by open pit mining at Bald Mountain.

Open pits, water contamination banned in new protections added to mining bill

By Anthony Brino on April 25, 2017, at 1 a.m.
LD 820, a bill introduced by Sen. Everett “Brownie” Carson, D-Harpswell, would amend the 2012 mining law to add a range of new conditions for permitting metal mining.
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Carbon fee and dividend

A Promising Method to Combat Climate Change

By Nancy Jacobson on April 24, 2017, at 9:08 p.m.
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Children’s Climate March in Blue Hill

By Lee Lee on April 24, 2017, at 2:48 p.m.
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Maine People’s Climate March on Augusta

By Katrina Cornish on April 24, 2017, at 12:40 p.m.
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Friends of Acadia Earth Day Roadside Cleanup

By StephanieClement on April 21, 2017, at 1:55 p.m.
Sommer Huntress (left) and Jillian Crago, both 15 and of Kittery, touch and examine a cow brain at the University of New England "Brain Station" on Friday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor during the Maine Science Festival.

In the wake of Trump’s proposed cuts, Mainers rally to support science

By Nick McCrea on April 19, 2017, at 4:50 p.m.
UMaine will host a March for Science, one of hundreds scheduled internationally this weekend, from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Other Maine marches are planned in Portland, Machias and Sanford.
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Osprey Watch Training

By Lee Cataldo on April 18, 2017, at 9:31 a.m.

Human-caused climate change has rerouted an entire Canadian river

By Chris Mooney, Washington Post on April 17, 2017, at 2:26 p.m.
A team of scientists Monday documented what they’re describing as the first case of large-scale river reorganization as a result of human-caused climate change.
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Earth Day Festival

By Martin Chartrand on April 13, 2017, at 3:43 p.m.
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Dr. John Anderson

Talk on birds and people of Great Duck Island on April 18

on April 13, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.
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Presenting the grant for $5,000 from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation are, left to right, Jaclyn Fish, Bangor Savings Bank Vice President Regional Market Manager; John Tribou, Bangor Savings Bank Relationship Manager; Rodney Hanscom, Holden Land Trust Board Vice President; Kevin Cuddy, Holden Land Trust Board President; and Trust board member, Carol Cuddy. The grant supports the $500,000 Campaign for the Hart Farm, a 160-acre parcel the Trust purchased in January 2017.

Land Trust Receives Grant for Campaign for the Hart Farm

By Alicia Nichols on April 12, 2017, at 5:51 p.m.
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Film ‘Racing Extinction’ on April 21 at Rockland church

on April 12, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
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Piscataquis County Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting

By Madeline Lubas on April 12, 2017, at 9:20 a.m.
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Rep. Devin in his Algae Room.

The Evil Twin of Climate Change—Ocean Acidification, April 20

By Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition on April 10, 2017, at 9:27 p.m.
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Climate of Change—Four Short Films, April 22

By Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition on April 10, 2017, at 9:18 p.m.
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Pictured left to right are Tim Wooster, First Advisors; Debbie Rogers, GRLT Garden Tour Chair; Jake Miller, First National Bank; and Megan Williams, Georges River Land Trust.

Sponsors Support Land Trust’s Conservation Efforts

By Georges River Land Trust on April 07, 2017, at 4:19 p.m.
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Maine’s Health at Risk from Dirty Air Days

By Emma Rotner on April 07, 2017, at 12:10 p.m.
The City of Belfast has decided to scrap the idea of charging a fee for plastic bags used at large stores and instead is looking at enacting a city-wide prohibition on plastic bags for all retail businesses. The ban would be similar to similar restrictions adopted or being considered in other municipalities in midcoast and southern Maine.

Belfast Council scraps plastic bag fee idea, eyes stronger ban

By Nick McCrea on April 05, 2017, at 1:55 p.m.
The Belfast City Council has mothballed a proposed fee on single-use plastic bags and instead wants to consider an outright ban.
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Community Garden Program at the Pittsfield Public Library

By Lyn Smith on April 05, 2017, at 11:36 a.m.
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Andy Burt

Down to Earth Climate Justice Stories Film and Speaker in Bangor 4/21

By Ilze Petersons on April 05, 2017, at 9:52 a.m.