Environment

 
Bald Mountain seen from nearby Carr Pond, in the North Maine Woods 10 miles west of Portage. Earning its name when it was logged in the 1970s, the 1,526-foot mountain holds deposits of copper, gold, silver and other minerals that could be extracted through an open pit mine.

Maine Senate unanimously votes to ban open-pit mining

By Anthony Brino on May 09, 2017, at 12:33 p.m.
Act To Protect Maine’s Clean Water and Taxpayers from Mining Pollution passed in the Senate Tuesday morning by a vote of 34-0.
Denali National Park in Alaska.

Alaska’s tundra is filling the atmosphere with carbon dioxide, worsening climate change

By Chris Mooney, Washington Post on May 08, 2017, at 5:09 p.m.
As Alaska has warmed up, emissions from once frozen tundra in winter are increasing – presumably because the ground is not refreezing as quickly.
Community

Bill to ban Maine towns from having pesticide ordinances to get 2nd worksession Wednesday

By Friends of Penobscot Bay on May 08, 2017, at 4:42 p.m.
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A solar power system installed by Sundog Solar.

Solar Energy Open House in Bar Harbor

By Chuck Piper on May 08, 2017, at 4:39 p.m.

Guided Bog Walk at Hidden Valley Nature Center

on May 08, 2017, at 12:25 p.m.
Community

Taking Root Plant Sale on May 27 to benefit Tom Settlemire Community Garden

By Lee Cataldo on May 08, 2017, at 10:34 a.m.
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Milford Storm Drain Stencil

Milford Annual Cleanup Event Seeking Volunteers

By Jessamine Pottle on May 04, 2017, at 5:26 p.m.
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Margaretta Days Festival and Crafts Fair

By Beverly Taylor on May 04, 2017, at 5:02 p.m.
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The secretive American woodcock can be heard at the Trolley Marsh Preserve in Warren.

Land Trust Offers Timberdoodling: A Woodcock Walk

By Georges River Land Trust on May 02, 2017, at 11:43 a.m.
A herring gull perches near solar panels on the roof of Becky's Diner in Portland.

Solar power advocates take fight over credits to Maine’s top court

By Darren Fishell on May 01, 2017, at 4:10 p.m.
The group argued to the court that the commission’s ruling to dial back payments to small solar power generators wasn’t supported by evidence.
Community

Colonial Theatre Belfast and Belfast Transitions to host the film Tomorrow

By mike hurley on May 01, 2017, at 3:26 p.m.
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Ladyslipper Walk & Talk

By Blue Hill Heritage Trust on May 01, 2017, at 2:18 p.m.
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Horseshoe Crab Walk & Talk

By Blue Hill Heritage Trust on May 01, 2017, at 2:07 p.m.
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OAAI Young Artist’s Workshop at Patten Stream

By Blue Hill Heritage Trust on May 01, 2017, at 2:05 p.m.
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Spring Speaker Series: Telling A Story Through A Lens

By Blue Hill Heritage Trust on May 01, 2017, at 1:04 p.m.
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Meet Surry Forest, BHHT’s Newest Property

By Blue Hill Heritage Trust on May 01, 2017, at 1 p.m.
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills

Maine AG Mills joins fight against Trump environmental proposals

By Mal Leary on April 30, 2017, at 11:04 a.m.
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills has joined Democratic colleagues from other states in filing legal challenges aimed at stopping the Trump administration from weakening environmental regulations.
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Saint Joseph's College students, as they prepare for an overnight drive to the People's Climate March in Washington, D.C.

Saint Joseph’s College Students, Faculty, and Alumni Represent Maine at People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C.

By Patricia Erikson on April 28, 2017, at 11:21 p.m.
U.S. President Donald Trump displays an Executive Order on "Offshore Energy Strategy" at the White House.

Trump signs executive order to expand drilling off America’s coasts

By Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post on April 28, 2017, at 8:21 p.m.
The “America-First Offshore Energy Strategy” will make millions of acres of federal waters eligible for oil and gas leasing.
Community

Climate Change Public Forum

By Ann Cole on April 28, 2017, at 10:28 a.m.