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Brown Bag Lunch Series – Wild Seed project – June 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

By pmsercinst on May 02, 2016, at 12:53 p.m.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle, Winter Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-1310; schoodicinstitute.org We invite you to attend our Brown Bag Lunch Series, held the third Thursday of each month. We offer a range of topics …
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Plants on Maine’s Offshore Islands: Glen Mittelhauser, June 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

By pmsercinst on May 02, 2016, at 12:49 p.m.
Tuesday, June 7, 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 Join Schoodic Institute June 7, 2016 for a public presentation by Glen Mittelhauser: Maine’s island habitats are experiencing rapid changes. Mittelhauser has conducted …
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These 3 new maps illustrate Maine’s surprising role in the ‘future of global civilization’

on May 01, 2016, at 3:39 p.m.
Maine could become one of America’s most important states for agriculture and international trade.
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Humility

on April 30, 2016, at 9 a.m.
Ego is as much a part of science as it of any other profession, maybe more so. The money can be decent, but it’s not a driving factor in why we play the game; recognition of your work is vitally important, so it’s reasonable to say there are plenty of …
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Brown Bag Lunch Series – The Bee Whisperer, May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

By pmsercinst on April 29, 2016, at 3:55 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle, Winter Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-1310; schoodicinstitute.org Come join us at Moore Auditorium! No registration required! Bring your lunch and enjoy a presentation by Peter Cowin, also known as The …
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Alewives: Small Fish, Big Impact, May 17 @ 5:30 – 7:00 pm Lecture May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 p

By pmsercinst on April 29, 2016, at 3:53 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9, Winter Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-1310; schoodicinstitute.org On May 17, 2016, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is offering a public presentation: Stories from the Stream – A panel discussion to celebrate …
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 Julie and Peter Beckford of Rebel Hill have raised perennials on their farm for over twenty years.

Rebel Hill Organic Perennials Available for Pre-Order!

By Rachael Button on April 29, 2016, at 1:23 p.m.
Rising Tide is facilitating a pre-order sale of perennial plants through Rebel Hill Farm of Clifton, Maine, with all proceeds going to this MOFGA-certified organic farm. Julie and Peter Beckford of Rebel Hill have raised perennials on their farm for over twenty years. As their catalog states, they “believe the …
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Dr. William Balch stands inside a storage room that is dedicated to storing various water samples as a library for research. The samples contain microscopic marine plants known as phytoplankton. The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay has been conducting research of the Gulf of Maine each year, taking samples and logging data as they traverse the width of the gulf between Maine and Nova Scotia.

The Gulf of Maine is changing color. What does that mean?

By Bill Trotter on April 28, 2016, at 10:58 p.m.
As higher volumes of rain fall on Maine, the more the amount of fish found along its coast is expected to decline.
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How Portlanders are ensuring development won’t destroy this neighborhood’s cool stories

on April 26, 2016, at 7:58 a.m.
“As development shapes our city, how do we honor and not erase what was?”

Rockland council backs plan to send trash to ecomaine

By Stephen Betts on April 25, 2016, at 9 p.m.
Councilors agreed that the proposal to turn to the proposed Fiberight plant in Hampden had too many uncertainties.
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Blue-headed vireo, a common forest bird with a big voice.

Bio-Blitz with Stillwater Montessori at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on April 23, 2016, at 1:26 a.m.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 4 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Join the Montessori students at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge during this Bio-Blitz, a survey of bird species and aquatic macro invertebrates. Brian Olsen will explain …
The large wastewater treatment lagoon at the former GRP mill will be replaced thanks mostly to $7.1 million in federal funds.

On Earth Day, East Millinocket gets $7.1M for wastewater plant

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 22, 2016, at 3:46 p.m.
The $10 million facility will help preserve the quality of the the Penobscot River watershed and be a potent economic development tool.
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PICA PLANT SALE

PICA Plant Sale

By Ellen Gray on April 22, 2016, at 9:46 a.m.
Friday, April 22, 2016 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Saturday, April 23, 2016 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Sunday, April 24, 2016 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Monday, April 25, 2016 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Tuesday, April 26, 2016 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Thursday, April …
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Maine’s Annual Recycling & Solid Waste Conference Explores the Evolving Recycling Industry and What It Means for Maine

By Shelby Wright on April 22, 2016, at 7:53 a.m.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.Wednesday, May 4, 2016 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Samoset Resort, 220 Warrenton Street, Rockport, Maine For more information: 207-942-6772; mrra.net Maine’s 23rd Annual Recycling and Solid Waste Conference & Trade Show “Beyond Recycling: Materials Management and A Circular Economy,” will …
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Actor Alec Baldwin

Actor Alec Baldwin calls for halt to deforestation amid landmark climate deal

By Sebastien Malo, Reuters on April 22, 2016, at 6:51 a.m.
“If we keep chopping down tropical forests at the rate we’re doing now, we’re lost,” Alec Baldwin said.
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Hampden Garden Club Presents Program on Garden Pest Management

By Patricia Kerfoot on April 21, 2016, at 9:57 p.m.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road, Hampden, Maine For more information: 2078623909 Mary E. Tomlinson, Pesticide Registrar/Water Quality Specialist, Maine Board of Pesticides Control, will speak to the Hampden Garden Club on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Harmony Hall, …
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We regret to inform you…Part II.

on April 20, 2016, at 6:37 p.m.
In an earlier part of this blog I was bemoaning the difficulties of getting funded to carry out research. It’s the most common challenge for all scientists. One obvious solution, is for there to be more funding available; however, federal funding for science not related to defense has remained largely …
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EARTH DAY Films at Strand on April 23

By boxoffice on April 20, 2016, at 11:46 a.m.
Three environmentally-inspired films will be screened at the Strand Theatre on Saturday, April 23 in celebration of Earth Day! The Earth Day Film Fest 2016 begins at 3pm with THE MESSENGER. This new award-winning documentary by director Su Rynad (Dream Machine, Kardia) includes stunning slow motion footage of birds in …
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The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors meeting

By Madeline Lubas on April 19, 2016, at 8:48 a.m.
The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 9th at the USDA Service Center located at 42 Engdahl Drive, Dover – Foxcroft. The public is encouraged to get involved in conservation efforts by participating in meetings, volunteering …
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Learn about vernal pools ecology at the library

By Ken Gross on April 16, 2016, at 5:03 p.m.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-3440; librarycamden.org/event/vernal-pools-ecology-may-3/ CAMDEN — Kris Hoffman, educator and doctoral student, will explain the ecology of Maine’s vernal pools and how to regulate the most productive pools 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, …