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Heron Monitoring Project in Orrington

By cyndi kuhn on June 13, 2016, at 11:21 a.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, Maine For more information: 207-989-2591 Community Connection: Heron Tracking Project in Orrington. Come listen to students and staff of the Haworth Academic Center, Bangor, present a new local heron tracking project. …
A baby harbor seal rests on Old Orchard Beach on June 3.

Baby seal abandoned on Maine beach may have hope for survival

By Liz Gotthelf, Journal Tribune on June 09, 2016, at 2 p.m.
A marine animal rehab expert said Sealia is being fed formula, and will later transition to fish gruel.
Wiscasset Board of Selectmen Chairman Ben Rines speaks at a U.S. Department of Energy public meeting in Boston on Thursday, June 2.

Wiscasset voices concerns about nuclear waste to feds

By Abigail Adams on June 09, 2016, at 10:04 a.m.
One woman asked whether nearby residents are in danger of contamination or a terrorist attack.
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I am not a politician!

on June 08, 2016, at 10:02 p.m.
With this title I hear by immunize myself against any criticism while I go on a political rant. After all, how many times has a politician used the line, ‘I am not a scientist’, before going on to say something that would only be imbecilic if it weren’t unbelievably dumb. …
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Reduce Waste and Reduce Costs

By Vivian Newman on June 08, 2016, at 8:08 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Wessaweskeag Historical Society, Elm St and Dublin Ave, South Thomaston, Maine For more information: 207-691-2120 Reduce Waste and Reduce Costs to Benefit Both Environment and Economy On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at 6:30 PM, Friends of the Weskeag will host …
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Volunteers work on Sears Island during the summer weeks.

Summer Stewardship Opportunities on Sears Island

on June 07, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
Midcoast residents will have a chance to help steward Sears Island, the largest uninhabited island on the Eastern seaboard with a causeway, with a long and varied history of human use from Native Americans to 20th century farmers. The island has protected lands and a devout community of people who spend time enjoying, exploring and studying …
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Northeast Climate Ride to begin in Bar Harbor

By Andrew Watkins on June 07, 2016, at 9 a.m.
The second annual Northeast Climate Ride will begin on September 8th in Bar Harbor and ride to Boston, arriving on the Boston Common September 12th. A cycling fundraiser and ‘green conference on wheels,’ the event will comprise more than 200 cyclists traveling 390 miles  along North Atlantic’s scenic coastline. The …
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2016 Acadia National Park BioBlitz – July 23-24 at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor

By pmsercinst on June 06, 2016, at 3:29 p.m.
Saturday, July 23, 2016 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Sunday, July 24, 2016 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9, Winter Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-1310; schoodicinstitute.org Anual Bioblitz – Hands-on Citizen Science Biodiversity event. Registration will be available May 11, 2016. BioBlitz Focus: …
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Climate Change for Beginners – Lecture at Moore Auditorium – June 22, 7 – 8pm at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor

By pmsercinst on June 06, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle, Winter Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-1310; schoodicinstitute.org Author dean Goodwin presents ‘Climate Change for Beginners’ on June 22, 2016 at Schoodic Institute. The presentation will provide an historical perspective and …
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E-waste drive set for June 11

By Martha Gladstone on June 06, 2016, at 11:57 a.m.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: E-Waste Drive for Camp Invention Scholarships, 304 Garland Street, Cohen School parking lot, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-385-7478 BANGOR — An e-waste drive will be conducted 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 11, at the William S. Cohen School parking lot, …
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"Sailboat in Searsport"

Belfast environmental film showing

By Beverly Roxby on June 03, 2016, at 11:49 a.m.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Belfast Free Library, High Street, Belfast, Maine For more information: 207 338-1147; belfastbaywatershed.org Thursday June 16, 6:30-8:00 PM, Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library–Film and panel discussion. The film “A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea” examines how …

Scientists: Clean fuel from “bionic leaf” could ease pressure on farmland

By Chris Arsenault, Reuters on June 02, 2016, at 5:42 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — A new clean technology to turn sunlight into liquid fuel could drastically shrink the need for large plantations to grow crops for biofuels, while combating climate change, Harvard University researchers said on Thursday. That could help protect food supplies and local people’s land rights, they suggested. …
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Local Artists Donate Original Works for Aug. 25 Auction; On View during Bath Art Walks this summer

By Becky Kolak on June 02, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.
Friday, June 17, 2016 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.Friday, July 15, 2016 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Office, 92 Front Street, Bath, Maine For more information: 207-442-8400; kennebecestuary.org/ BATH – On Thursday, August 25, 2016, the Kennebec …
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Trail Workday along the Kenduskeag Stream in Bangor

By Sean Gambrel on June 01, 2016, at 12:07 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Kenduskeag Stream Trail, Franklin St. Bridge, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-992-4245; folksbangor.com BANGOR, Maine — The Friends of Lower Kenduskeag Stream will hold a trail workday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, on the Kenduskeag Stream Trail in Bangor. …
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Dr. Robert C. Fleischer

Using Genetics to Save Species in Zoos and in the Wild

By Joycejax on June 01, 2016, at 10:16 a.m.
Friday, June 10, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: The Bar Harbor Club, 111 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME For more information: 207-288-6335; jax.org/education-and-learning/education-calendar/2016/june/birkenmeier-distinguished-lectureship-in-genetics-and-evolution In celebration of the Acadia National Park Centennial, the Birkenmeier Lecture Committee and the Jackson Laboratory will sponsor a special lecture entitled: “Using Genetics to …
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40th anniversary of Bigelow Preserve to be celebrated June 5

on May 31, 2016, at 11:32 a.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — Friends of Bigelow, the group that spearheaded the 1970s’ people’s initiative campaign to create the 36,000-acre Bigelow Preserve on the Bigelow Mountain Range will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the successful statewide vote with a public potluck supper at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at the Carrabassett …
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Why you should never take a selfie with a seal

on May 29, 2016, at 9:40 a.m.
“There is no selfie stick long enough!” That’s the message coming from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in time for Memorial Day weekend when, if the weather holds, people will flock to beaches and coastlines where they might encounter a baby seal.
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‘We can hack our brains': Maine woman’s new book is changing the way people think about money

on May 28, 2016, at 10:18 a.m.
“The numbers are an important part of our financial plan, but they’re only a small part.”
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Orland holds Dam Forum

By Cheri Domina on May 24, 2016, at 10:25 a.m.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Orland Community Center, Schoolhouse Road, Orland, Maine For more information: 207 469-3749; orlandfutures.blogspot.com/ The Orland Village Dam public forum will be held Wednesday, June 1, 6-8 pm at the Orland Community Center. Biologists and engineers will present the results of …
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How to grow a garden in your apartment in 5 videos

on May 24, 2016, at 9:32 a.m.
It’s springtime — and just about gardening time, but what if you live in an urban environment? Check out these five videos showing how you can use a range of smaller containers to grow fresh produce in the limited space of an apartment or condo: Use plastic soda bottles Try …