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The Acadia Night Sky Festival slated for Sept. 21-24

By pmsercinst on Aug. 22, 2017, at 10:25 a.m.
Community

Kegs & Issues: Katahdin Woods & Waters Monument

By Ben Bulkeley on Aug. 21, 2017, at 4:01 p.m.
Community

Beach Clean-Up

By Blue Hill Heritage Trust on Aug. 21, 2017, at 3:38 p.m.
Community

Matthew Chatfield—Amphibians and Reptiles of Maine

By Kate Clark on Aug. 21, 2017, at 10:07 a.m.
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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 administration disbands federal advisory committee on climate change

By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post on Aug. 20, 2017, at 11:21 a.m.
“We need to work on updating our standards with good estimates on what future weather and climate extremes will be. I think it’s going to be a serious handicap for us that the advisory committee is not functional.”
A boat is tied up to a dock on the Penobscot River in Bucksport in this 2014 file photo. Scientists say that whatever options a federal judge may approve next year for mitigating mercury deposits in the river are likely to be complex and challenging.

Removing mercury from Penobscot River likely won’t be easy

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 19, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
Exactly how does someone clean toxic mercury deposits out of a section of a tidal river more than 30 miles long?
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Kent Seneres, a senior computer engineering major from Saco, takes part in a test launch of a high-altitude balloon that will film the coming solar eclipse on Monday morning, Aug. 14, at the Pittsfield Municipal Airport. The eclipse is Aug. 21.

UMaine team to launch high-altitude balloons for live broadcast of solar eclipse

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 16, 2017, at 7:54 p.m.
The UMaine High Altitude Ballooning group will travel to Clemson University, where it will be one of many teams documenting the eclipse as part of the NASA-sponsored Great American Eclipse project.
Community

Solar Energy Open House in Rockland

By Chuck Piper on Aug. 16, 2017, at 3:37 p.m.
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The City of Belfast has passed a city-wide prohibition on plastic bags for all retail businesses starting next year.

Belfast becomes latest city to ban plastic bags, polystyrene

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 16, 2017, at 3:11 p.m.
“I remember when plastic bags didn’t exist, and we all seemed to manage just fine,” Councilor Mary Mortier said.
Community

Sierra Club Maine Grassroots Climate Action Conference

By Hannah Marr on Aug. 16, 2017, at 12:51 p.m.
Milfoil can be seen just below the water's surface on Long Lake.

Invasive plants found in Maine lake upstream of drinking water supply

By CBS 13 on Aug. 15, 2017, at 12:01 p.m.
Environmentalists are working to remove and stop the spreading of an estimated half an acre of milfoil found in Long Lake earlier this month.
Tourists walk around at the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park as the sun breaks through the haze in the sky.

Maine to tap VW settlement cash to try to cut emissions

By Nora Flaherty on Aug. 14, 2017, at 2:44 p.m.
“Bang for the buck in terms of Maine’s air quality is pretty much the primary factor.”
Community

Maine Land Use Issues and Climate Change

By Jeanne Siviski on Aug. 14, 2017, at 1:12 p.m.
Red Asian seaweed in Nahant, Massachusetts, is shown in this undated handout photo supplied by Christopher Marks of Northeastern University. The invasive species of seaweed from Japan which is rapidly moving north along the Atlantic coast, threatening marine ecosystems by overpowering native plants was recently discovered for the first time in Maine.

Invasive seaweed threatens Gulf of Maine

By Deborah McDermott, The York Weekly on Aug. 13, 2017, at 11:07 a.m.
Attentive Seacoast beachgoers may have noticed much of the seaweed washing ashore these summer days has a marked pink tinge to it — a signal of a changing seaweed population in the southern Gulf of Maine that could have long-term impacts on fish and shellfish.
Community
Cruise the St. George River on the Laura B with Georges River Land Trust. Call (207) 594-5166 for tickets.

Land Trust Celebrates 30 Years with Boat Trip

By Georges River Land Trust on Aug. 10, 2017, at 1:15 p.m.
Community
Ash Island as seen from the new Ash Point Preserve in Owls Head.

New Preserve Open to the Public in Owls Head

By Georges River Land Trust on Aug. 10, 2017, at 1:10 p.m.
Community

Red Pine Decline and the Management of Acadia’s Forests: A Community Discussion

By StephanieClement on Aug. 04, 2017, at 10:46 a.m.
A pair of sneakers hang from a power line on Boynton Street in Portland.

Maine projects aim to cash in on Bay State hunger for clean energy

By Darren Fishell on Aug. 03, 2017, at 3:23 p.m.
Eleven of the proposals include new wind turbines — often combined with battery storage — and two include new solar farms.
Maine Attorney Genaral Janet Mills

AG Mills joins lawsuit to challenge EPA over smog rules

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 01, 2017, at 6:41 p.m.
Maine on Tuesday joined 14 other states in a lawsuit seeking to force the federal government to adhere to a deadline laid out in the Clean Air Act.
Community

Maine’s Future in Food: How Local Entrepreneurs are Paving the Way

By Lydia Swann on Aug. 01, 2017, at 4:55 p.m.