Environment

 
Andy Rudzinski, superintendent of the Bangor Wastewater Treatment Plant, talks about the function of the biofiltration tower at the plant in January 2016.

Bangor needs $63 million to keep raw sewage from spilling into Penobscot

By Danielle McLean on March 23, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The first major project is an estimated $22 million installation of a 3.8 million gallon wastewater storage tank along the waterfront behind Tim Hortons.
Community

Communicating the Value of Sustainability in an Adverse Political Climate

By Joie Grandbois on March 22, 2017, at 1:45 p.m.
Community

Piscataquis County Soil & Water Conservation District

By Madeline Lubas on March 21, 2017, at 4:12 p.m.
CONTRIBUTORS

Acadia is a national treasure. Harvesting clams, worms will only hurt the park.

By Michael Soukup and Mary Foley on March 20, 2017, at 11:53 a.m.
How do we decide which traditional uses should be the subject of special legislation intended to circumvent a national park’s enabling legislation and its management policies?
Community

Stream Smart Public Presentation,East Millinocket, March 28th

By Annica McGuirk on March 17, 2017, at 2:23 p.m.
POLL QUESTION
Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC

Lincoln wants feds to help pay for $20 million cleanup at former mill

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 17, 2017, at 7:33 a.m.
Asbestos cleanup from the LPT buildings alone will cost an estimated $16 million.
Community

Maine Red Tides

By Ken Gross on March 16, 2017, at 4:51 p.m.
Community

Call to Artists

By felicia cinquegrana on March 14, 2017, at 1:33 p.m.
Community

Climate Change: Challenges and New Directions

By anthony ferrara on March 13, 2017, at 4:55 p.m.
Community

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Harbingers of Spring – at Schoodic Institute April 27 @ 12 – 1pm

By pmsercinst on March 13, 2017, at 10:41 a.m.
Community

Manomet receives grant from The Sustainable Forestry Initiative to address forest resilience to climate change

By Danielle Sarmir on March 10, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
Community

A Bright Idea!

By swhplibrary on March 09, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.
Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, greets employees of the agency in Washington, February 21, 2017.

EPA chief says Congress should weigh whether carbon dioxide is a pollutant

By Reuters on March 09, 2017, at 3:07 p.m.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday he is not convinced that carbon dioxide from human activity is the main driver of climate change.
Community
The Life in Your Garden

Gardening Experts to Host Book Discussion at Maine State Library

By Adam Fisher on March 08, 2017, at 12:52 p.m.
Community

TRIBUTARY BREWING CO. CELEBRATES KITTERY LAND TRUST WITH NEW BEER MADE FROM LOCAL SEAWATER

By Laura Poppick on March 06, 2017, at 10:33 a.m.
The former Eastern Fine Paper mill in Brewer absorbs the morning sun in this October 2007 file photo, taken a few months before demolition of the mill was finished. The EPA's Brownfields grant program, which provided $2 million to help fund the cleanup of the mill site, could be slashed by as much as 42 percent as a result of an executive order by President Trump, according to Reuters.

Here’s how EPA cuts, policy changes could affect Maine

By Bill Trotter on March 06, 2017, at 8:18 a.m.
State funding for environmental programs already has been “cut down to the bone” in recent years, and losing more funding from EPA cutbacks would amount to “removing bones” from the department.
An exterior view of the headquarters of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on April 11, 2015 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency

By Steven Mufson, Jason Samenow and Brady Dennis, Washington Post on March 04, 2017, at 11:34 a.m.
President Donald Trump’s administration is seeking to slash one of the government’s premier climate science agencies by 17 percent, delivering steep cuts to research funding and satellite programs.
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.

Legislature to hold hearing on mining rules, mining bills

By Anthony Brino on March 04, 2017, at 8:10 a.m.
Mainers who want to tell lawmakers what they think about how to regulate large-scale metal mines in the state will have an opportunity.
Community
First National Bank presents Damariscotta River Association with a check at DRA Round Top Farm in support of DRA’s capital campaign to enhance education programs, conserve special lands, and protect water quality. Pictured from the left are Emily MacKenzie, DRA Leadership Gifts Chair and former Board President, Susan Norton, First National Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Gary Stone, First Advisors Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Tony McKim, First National Bank President and CEO, and Steven Hufnagel, DRA Executive Director. 

First National Bank supports DRA Campaign for the River

on March 03, 2017, at 4:18 p.m.
Community

Film: Community Conservation: Finding the Balance Between Nature and Culture

By Mark Ireland on March 02, 2017, at 4:43 p.m.