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Mark McCullogh with a Canada Lynx kitten, one of his clients.

The Canada Lynx and Other Northern Wildlife – Can we Protect them from Global Warming?

By Nancy Jacobson on Jan. 16, 2017, at 7:21 a.m.
View of the cooling towers at the Golfech nuclear power plant on the border of the Garonne River between Agen and Toulouse, southwestern France, March 22, 2016.

Should troubled nuclear reactors be subsidized?

By Peter Bradford, The Conversation on Jan. 13, 2017, at 7 a.m.
Since the 1950s, U.S. nuclear power has commanded immense taxpayer and consumer subsidy based on promises of economic and environmental benefits. Many of these promises are unfulfilled, but new ones take their place and more subsidies follow.
Community

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Thoreau’s Journeys in The Maine Woods February 16 @ 12 – 1 pm Moore Auditorium at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor

By pmsercinst on Jan. 10, 2017, at 3:33 p.m.
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Lecture: Down East Maine’s Ice Age Trail – Dr. Hal Borns February 11 @ 7 – 8pm Moore Auditorium at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor

By pmsercinst on Jan. 10, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.
Community

Lecture: History of Being Cold in Maine – Todd Little-Siebold February 10 @ 7- 8pm Moore Auditorium at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor

By pmsercinst on Jan. 10, 2017, at 3:20 p.m.
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Matt Arsenault is the lead author of "Sedges of Maine: A Field Guide to Cyperaceae" published in 2013 by the University of Maine Press.

Sedges of Maine presentation in Belfast

By Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition on Jan. 10, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.
One of the waste rock piles at the former Callahan Mine Corp. site in Brooksville in a 2008 file photo. The company operated at the site from 1968-1972.

New agreement over Callahan Mine cleanup to curb trucks on local roads

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 09, 2017, at 2:07 p.m.
A new agreement concerning the former Callahan Mine will allow the cleanup of the Superfund site to continue but cut down on the number of trucks on the roads on the Cape Rosier peninsula.
Community

Rockland ponders food sovereignty. Local permaculturist explained in 1/7/17 interview recording.

By Friends of Penobscot Bay on Jan. 09, 2017, at 1:28 p.m.
Community

Friends of Casco Bay Volunteer Appreciation Celebration & 2017 Annual Members Meeting

By Sara Biron on Jan. 05, 2017, at 2:26 p.m.
Community
One of the EcoHomes

Bangor EcoHomes: Balancing Sustainability and Affordability

By Nancy Jacobson on Dec. 30, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
Community
“Building a rain garden helps decrease stormwater runoff while also increasing campus biodiversity by creating a natural habitat for butterflies, bees, birds and other wildlife,” says Dr. Thomas Stone, an assistant professor of mathematics and physics at Husson University’s College of Science and Humanities.

3 Husson University Students are Awarded $1,500 to Design a Rain Garden

By Eric B. Gordon on Dec. 29, 2016, at 5 p.m.
Community
Debe Riverwalk Skowhegan

SWT Receives Grant From Maine Community Foundation!

By Nancy Williams on Dec. 27, 2016, at 8:28 p.m.
A man snorkels in an area called the "Coral Gardens" near Lady Elliot Island, on the Great Barrier Reef, northeast of Bundaberg town in Queensland, Australia, June 11, 2015.

The Great Barrier Reef is dying, and global warming set the scene

By Washington Post on Dec. 27, 2016, at 7:56 a.m.
If this were a rare event, separated by many years from the next big die-off, the reef would rebound. But in the age of climate change, scientists say this and other tragedies are frighteningly likely to be compounded.
CONTRIBUTORS

Mercury levels are falling in Maine waters, but Trump could roll back this progress

By Emily Craig and Paul Rawson on Dec. 25, 2016, at 9:27 a.m.
The short-term benefit to polluting industries is not worth the return to environmental degradation.
Community
Here is a picture of my downtown Limestone pheasant running away from me with my camera.

Make Sure Your Bird Feeders are FULL

By Don Robertson on Dec. 23, 2016, at 1:09 p.m.

Obama bans new oil, gas drilling off Alaska, part of Atlantic shore

By Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner, Reuters on Dec. 20, 2016, at 4:40 p.m.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday permanently banned new oil and gas drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, in one of his last environmental pushes before he leaves office next month.
Community

Piscataquis County Soil & Water Conservation District January board meeting

By Madeline Lubas on Dec. 19, 2016, at 3:30 p.m.
Community
Unity College made history when it voted in 2012 to divest its portfolio from investments in the Top 200 fossil fuel companies. As the first institution of higher learning in the United States to take that step, Unity College became the standard bearer for a national movement that now has exceeded $5.2 trillion in assets diverted from fossil fuel production, according to a new report by Arabella Advisors.

Unity College celebrates $5.2 trillion divestment movement it helped launch

By Bob Mentzinger on Dec. 19, 2016, at 11:16 a.m.
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Michael Howard is a professor of philosophy at the University of Maine.

Trump’s climate denial doesn’t change the United States’ obligation to cut emissions

By Michael Howard on Dec. 13, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
Wealthy countries that have produced much of the accumulated carbon dioxide in the atmosphere must assume a larger responsibility for emissions reductions than they are currently willing to do.
Community

Brown Bag Lunch Series at Schoodic Institute: ‘The New Science of Ancient Movement’ – January 19, 2017, 12 – 1pm

By pmsercinst on Dec. 13, 2016, at 2:36 p.m.