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Celebrate Arbor Day in Portland!

By Kim Ballard on May 10, 2016, at 11:05 a.m.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Evergreen Wilde Chapel, 679 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME For more information: 207.699.4452; friendsofforestcitytrees.blogspot.com/ Join City Arborist Jeff Tarling and the Friends of Forest City Trees as we welcome Spring to Portland and celebrate Arbor Day in Maine. The short film, …
THINKMAINE

When was Maine greatest?

on May 07, 2016, at 7:38 a.m.
Or are its best days ahead?
Community

World Fish Migration Day Kenduskeag Stream Walk

By Sarah Bailey on May 06, 2016, at 4:27 p.m.
Friday, May 20, 2016 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Victory Memorial at Norumbega Parkway , between Franklin and Central streets, Bangor, Maine For more information: 2078667262; worldfishmigrationday.com/home Downtown Bangor is fortunate enough to have the beautiful Kenduskeag Stream travel right through the center of town, and what better way …
Community

Paddle With The Eagles

By Jeanne Siviski on May 06, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.
Saturday, May 14, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: The Sebasticook River, Boat launch site, Benton, Maine For more information: 207-453-7191 (Benton town office) Paddle on the Sebasticook River from Benton to Fort Halifax in Winslow and see the eagles. This trip is sponsored by the Sebasticook Regional Land …
Community
The Sebasticook Regional Land Trust purchased 150 acres along Bog Brook to create the Rines Wetlands and Wildlife Preserve, in concert with The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Unity-based land trust inks deal to create 1,500-acre preserve

By Bob Mentzinger on May 05, 2016, at 9:44 a.m.
UNITY — Conservationists are celebrating completion of a land acquisition that will create a 1,500-acre corridor of permanently conserved land in Waldo County for hikers, hunters, bird watchers and others to enjoy. The purchase of 150 acres along Bog Brook was completed March 30 by Unity-based Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, …
Community

Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America: Talk and Book Signing with Amy Goodman

By College of the Atlantic on May 04, 2016, at 1:44 p.m.
Sunday, May 15, 2016 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: College of the Atlantic – Gates Center, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 2078015623; coa.edu/calendar Democracy Now! host and College of the Atlantic alumna Amy Goodman and her brother David visit College of the Atlantic to share …
Antonio Hope installs the solar panels in the solar farm in St. Paul, North Carolina. The Sanford City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Steve Buck to execute a land lease for 226 acres at Sanford Regional Airport to Ranger Solar LLC for a 50-megawatt solar farm there.

Maine city reaches deal to establish New England’s largest solar farm

By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on May 04, 2016, at 1:10 p.m.
The 50-megawatt facility will use 176,000 photovoltaic panels.
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This hidden tiny shipping container-like home was built on a Maine island to be self-sustaining

on May 03, 2016, at 8:01 a.m.
It even has a special off-grid refrigerator designed for storing medical supplies in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Community

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 …
Community

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 …
THINKMAINE

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.
THE PARTIAL OBSERVER

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 …
Community

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 …
Community

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 …
Community
 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 …
VIDEO
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.
THINKMAINE

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.
Community
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.