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The Botanical Explorer

By Lee Cataldo on Sept. 28, 2016, at 4:17 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Topsham Public Library, Foreside Road, Topsham, Maine Joseph Simcox, a food plant ecologist and ethnobotanist, will speak on October 25, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Topsham Public Library about his global travels focusing on underutilitzed crops and wild species. …
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The city of Bangor is exploring either a ban or fee on plastic shopping bags and polystyrene containers.

Belfast locals float effort to ban plastic bags

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:33 a.m.
“Anything plastic that gets degraded to this tiny amount is still plastic. It’s still petrochemicals. These chemicals don’t biodegrade.”
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October 7th concert at the Bath Freight Shed supports KELT's programs for water, wetlands, and fish.

KELT Concert on the Kennebec

By Ruth Indrick on Sept. 27, 2016, at 8:10 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Bath Freight Shed, 27 Commercial Street, Bath, ME For more information: 207-442-8400; kennebecestuary.org/concert-on-the-kennebec A fall gathering with performances by two bands at the Freight Shed on October 7th will support KELT’s work with water, fish, and wetlands.Story continues below advertisement. …
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Greendrinks Gets Checked Out

By Bangor Public Library on Sept. 27, 2016, at 4:36 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St., Bangor, ME For more information: 207-947-8336; facebook.com/events/1393389757341003/ On Tuesday, October 11th from 5-8pm, come see what a modern library and community space should look like. From a living roof on the new atrium/cafe to …
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Acadia Centennial Lecture Series presents College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins ‘92

By College of the Atlantic on Sept. 27, 2016, at 1:23 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: College of the Atlantic – Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center, 105 Eden st., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: coa.edu/calendar/#event_id/14253/view/event COA President Darron Collin ’92 presents, “Our National Parks: A Petri Dish for Understanding the Blurred Boundary between Humanity …
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Presentation: Making it Count – How citizen science can catalyze civic engagement , October 4, 7- 8pm

By pmsercinst on Sept. 26, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle, Winter Harbor, Me For more information: 2072881310; schoodicinstitute.org Rick Bonney, Director of Program Development and Evaluation, Cornell Lab of Ornithology presents a lecture entitled “Making it Count: How Citizen Science Can …
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Presentation: Making it Count – How citizen science can catalyze civic engagement , October 4, 7- 8pm

By pmsercinst on Sept. 26, 2016, at 2:46 p.m.
Presentation by Rick Bonney, Director of Program Development and Evaluation, Cornell Lab of Ornithology presents a lecture entitled “Making it Count: How Citizen Science Can Catalyze Civic Engagement”, on October 4. Many big questions in ecology and public policy require datasets at scales that exceed the capacity of the scientific …
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Eek of Ecology – Science Fun for Kids! At Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor, October 29, 1 – 4:30pm

By pmsercinst on Sept. 26, 2016, at 2:20 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle, PO Box 277, Winter Harbor, Me For more information: 2072881310; schoodicinstitute.org It’s time once again for fall science fun with Eek of Ecology! Meet the Eeek!-y creatures and ghouls of National …
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Waste on the Wheel: A Recycling Journey Through Northern Lebanon

By College of the Atlantic on Sept. 23, 2016, at 1:41 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: McCormick Lecture Hall – College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: coa.edu/live/news/1263-waste-on-the-wheel-a-recycling-journey-through Projects for Peace grant recipients Moni Ayoub ‘19 and Andela Rončević ‘19 share stories of their work building the first-ever recycling program …
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Glen Koehler

Climate Change, The Story Behind the News

By Nancy Jacobson on Sept. 22, 2016, at 8:17 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St, Bangor, Maine For more information: amcmaine.org Glen Koehler will present on global climate change. The main focus is to provide context for understanding the larger story behind the news stories about climate change by …
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‘License Plates’ at Hobby Horse Antiques and Flea Market, Searsport.

Hudson Museum exhibit explores how thriftiness conserves Earth’s resources

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 8:17 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Hudson Museum, University of Maine, Orono, Maine For more information: umaine.edu ORONO — Cindy Isenhour doesn’t subscribe to the adage “out with the old, in with the new.” The planet can’t sustain it, said the assistant professor of anthropology at …
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Fort Kent Community Clean Up Project

By Leslie Kelly on Sept. 21, 2016, at 9:14 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: St. Louis Church, 26 East Main Street, Fort Kent, Maine FORT KENT — The Fort Kent Community Clean Up Project will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. Meet at St. Louis church in Fort Kent. Volunteers will be …
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Dr. Amy Arnett will compare species diversity among islands and offer an opportunity to study the effects of island biogeography on small, biological communities in the first session of the Fishbowl colloquium series at Unity College on Thursday.

Unity College forum links species richness with size of islands

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 21, 2016, at 4:28 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, Maine For more information: 2075097292; bit.ly/2cRqLEV UNITY — From Maine ant hills to tropical ecosystems, Unity College will bring audiences on compelling global environmental journeys with its Fishbowl series this fall. Fishbowl is …
Smoke no longer rises out of the smokestacks at the coal-fired Castle Fate Power Plant outside Helper, Utah, Aug. 13, 2015. The plant closed in spring 2015 in anticipation of the Clean Power Plan, which faces a legal challenge from 27 states.

Most states on track to meet emissions targets they call burden

By Nichola Groom and Valerie Volcovici, Reuters on Sept. 18, 2016, at 9:17 a.m.
A 2015 analysis by consulting firm M.J. Bradley & Associates for the Environmental Defense Fund found that 21 of the 27 states suing to block the Clean Power Plan are on track to meet its 2024 targets..
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5th Maine Peace Walk starts Oct. 11

By lswackhamer on Sept. 16, 2016, at 3:38 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: For more information: vfpmaine.org Peace activists from Maine and beyond will walk through large portions of our state from October 11-26 in order to bring the issues of endless war, environmental degradation, and climate change to the public’s attention.  The …
President Barack Obama speaks at the Our Ocean Conference at the State Department in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

Obama creates marine sanctuary off New England coast

By Ayesha Rascoe and Lesley Wroughton, Reuters on Sept. 15, 2016, at 2:16 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday joined more than 20 countries in creating 40 new marine sanctuaries around the world to protect oceans from the threat of climate change and pollution. President Barack Obama designated the first U.S. marine reserve in the Atlantic Ocean: 4,913 square miles known for …
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Unity College students, staff make trek to newest U.S. national momument

on Sept. 15, 2016, at 10:11 a.m.
Several dozen Unity College students and staff visited Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument on Saturday, in advance of a Unity College talk later this week by Lucas St. Clair, the successful advocate for creation of the national monument. The goal of Saturday’s outing was to get …
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Climate Action Team Kick Off

By lswackhamer on Sept. 12, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Peace and Justice Center, Peace and Justice Center, 96 Harlow St #100, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-930-5440; (sierraclub.org/maine/maine-climate-action-teams 350 Bangor, a local organization committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to a clean energy economy, is teaming up …
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Municipal Harbor Management, Land Conservation Priorities, and Intertidal Stewardship

By MCRPC1 on Sept. 09, 2016, at 12:25 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave, Belfast, Maine For more information: 207-594-2299; midcoastplanning.org/ BELFAST | The Mid-Coast Regional Planning Commission’s fall meeting on Oct. 20, at Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave., will feature presentations on Municipal Harbor Management, Land Conservation …
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9th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival

By Sara Biron on Sept. 09, 2016, at 12:07 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: University of Southern Maine’s Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St, Portland, ME For more information: 2077998574; cascobay.org/events/9thfilmfestival/ Friends of Casco Bay is delighted to host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at University of Southern Maine’s Abromson Center for the 9th …