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Schoodic Institute Brown Bag Lunch Series: Thoreau’s Journeys in The Maine Woods July 20, 12pm – 1 pm

By pmsercinst on June 09, 2017, at 1:08 p.m.
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Schoodic Institute Lecture – “Gaining Perspective with Lighthawk”, July 13, 7 – 8 PM

By pmsercinst on June 09, 2017, at 1:04 p.m.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican Congressional leadership at the White House on June 6, 2017.

French ambassador: Trump climate decision puts US ‘on the wrong side of history’

By Anne Gearan, Washington Post on June 06, 2017, at 5:54 p.m.
“Once the most reliable guarantor of the world order, the U.S. is now being considered, again by some, and at the risk of exaggerating, a threat to our planet’s equilibrium.”

Scientists just linked another record-breaking weather event to climate change

By Chelsea Harvey, Washington Post on June 06, 2017, at 4:58 p.m.
Last year, a remarkable April heat wave shattered all-time temperature records across Southeast Asia, prompting public health concerns, killing at least one elephant and making international headlines in the process.
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Bobolink – a beautiful bird in need of help!

Land Trust Offers Grassland Bird Habitat Walk & Talk

By Georges River Land Trust on June 06, 2017, at 11:13 a.m.
Jesse Thompson of Kaplan Thomas Architects and the Portland Housing Authority's Jay Waterman on top of ultra-efficient Bayside Anchor apartments.

Ultra-efficient Portland apartment building doesn’t need central heating

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on June 05, 2017, at 6:41 p.m.
“I know it had great insulation. I had to shut off my heat in February — it was too hot.”
A woman crosses Federal Street in Portland in a 2016 file photo.

Kennebunk utility inks 20-year deal to build solar energy array

By Darren Fishell on June 05, 2017, at 5:06 p.m.
The local utility Kennebunk Power and Light has signed a 20-year deal that’s designed to support construction of one of the state’s largest solar arrays in operation.
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Native and Invasive Aquatic Plants Presentation

By Jeanne Siviski on June 05, 2017, at 3:32 p.m.
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Tom Wessels to Speak in Blue Hill

By Blue Hill Heritage Trust on June 05, 2017, at 9:11 a.m.
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U.S. 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.

What states can do on climate change

By Washington Post on June 04, 2017, at 8:35 a.m.
Until a more rational president enters the Oval Office, state and local efforts can prevent the U.S. from totally abandoning what may be the greatest global challenge of the 21st century.
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Tourists walk around at the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.  The ozone level in the Mount Desert Island area is the highest in the state, according to environmental specialist Paul Nichols.

Maine scientists, environmental groups call withdrawal from Paris climate accord ‘disastrous’

By Nick McCrea on June 02, 2017, at 12:01 p.m.
“We’re passing the high road in this regard to China, in particular, and Europe,” Mayewski said. “We look extremely foolish internationally.”
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U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House on May 31, 2017.

Trump says US will withdraw from Paris climate accord

By Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason, Reuters on June 01, 2017, at 3:25 p.m.
“In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord,” Trump said.
The logo of Exxon Mobil Corporation is shown on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Dec. 30, 2015.

ExxonMobil fails to fend off shareholder rebellion over climate change

By Steven Mufson, The Washington Post on May 31, 2017, at 2:11 p.m.
ExxonMobil failed to fend off a shareholder rebellion over climate change, as investors with 62.3 percent of shares voted to instruct the oil giant to report on the impact of global measures designed to keep climate change to 2 degrees centigrade.
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Solar Energy Open House in Bangor

By Chuck Piper on May 30, 2017, at 12:58 p.m.
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Solar Energy Open House in Old Town

By Chuck Piper on May 30, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
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Piscataquis County Soil & Water Conservation District board meeting

By Madeline Lubas on May 30, 2017, at 9:35 a.m.
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Piscataquis County Soil & Water Conservation District board meeting

By Madeline Lubas on May 30, 2017, at 9:33 a.m.
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A great time was had by all at the 2016 Party on the Pier at The Contented Sole in Pemaquid!

Usher in the Summer at the annual PWA Party on the Pier

By Ricky Levine on May 30, 2017, at 9:03 a.m.
Coral in the northern Gulf of Maine.

Maine lobstermen say they aren’t harming threatened coral beds

By A.J. Higgins on May 27, 2017, at 11:03 a.m.
“It is evident to me that the marine corals in these zones appear to be thriving, which means that they are successfully coexisting with the trap fishery that has been there for many years.”
U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump’s views on climate are ‘evolving,’ aide says

By Philip Rucker, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 7:54 p.m.
Trump is considering remaining in the 2015 Paris environmental accord, a decision that would be a striking turnabout for a president who has routinely labeled climate change a “hoax.”