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Wanted: brook trout anglers
Announcement - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 

Maine Audubon, Trout Unlimited and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, are seeking new volunteers to explore remote ponds with their rods and reels before the end of this year’s fishing season Sept. 30. The partners are looking for anglers willing to survey a total of 187 remote ponds for previously-undocumented populations of wild brook trout.
UMaine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests
Publication - Tuesday, August 30, 2011 

The University of Maine's Center for Research on Sustainable Forests has released its 2011 Annual Report.
Free Trees
Announcement - Monday, August 29, 2011 

Through the generosity of Dutton’s Greenhouse and Nursery, more than 1,000 trees, representing 75 different species, are being offered free of charge to municipalities, schools and non-profit organizations for community planting, according to Project Canopy officials. Two distribution dates in Sep and Oct will be set aside to pick up trees at Dutton’s Nursery in Morrill.
Most State Parks, Historic Sites Open
Announcement - Monday, August 29, 2011 

Maine state parks and historic sites sustained some damage to trees and shorefronts during Tropical Storm Irene, with no buildings or facilities damaged, according to officials with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. All but three parks opened on Monday.
Maine closing state parks and beaches
Announcement - Friday, August 26, 2011 

All coastal Maine state parks and several inland parks will be closed for day use on Sunday in anticipation of Hurricane Irene's arrival in the state, officials announced today.
White Mountain National Forest Closing
Announcement - Friday, August 26, 2011 

The USFS is issuing a closure order for the White Mountain National Forest due to potentially dangerous conditions caused by Hurricane Irene. The WMNF will close at 6 PM on Saturday, August 27 and will remain closed through Monday, August 29. All WMNF facilities will be CLOSED to the public including the trail system. This includes all backcountry shelters, which are being vacated. The Appalachian Mountain Club will also close all eight White Mountain Huts, Joe Dodge Lodge, and Highland Lodge.
Acadia National Park closing campgrounds
Announcement - Friday, August 26, 2011 

The National Park Service announced today that it will close the Blackwoods and Seawall Campgrounds at Acadia National Park at 10 a.m. on Sunday because of the predicted path of Hurricane Irene. The campgrounds will reopen when the storm has passed. In addition, the Duck Harbor Campground on Isle au Haut will close on Saturday at 11 a.m. and will reopen when conditions are safe.
Maine State House Watch: New EO mandates Gov. approve all new rules
Action Alert - Thursday, August 25, 2011 

On Aug 25, Gov. Paul LePage issued an executive order, which mandates that the Governor's Office sign off on each and every proposed rule change.
Woodcock Q&A, Aug 26
Event - Posted - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 

Chandler Woodcock, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, will lead a public question-and-answer session hosted by the Moosehead Lake Fisheries Coalition. Woodcock will answer questions about hunting, fishing and outdoors-related topics in Maine. At the Rockwood Community Center, Aug 26, 7-9 pm.
PRRT photojournalism workshop, Sep 17 & Oct 1
Announcement - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 

The Penobscot River Restoration Trust is offering a free conservation photojournalism workshop Sep 17 and Oct 1, allowing a two week period in-between to go on a “photo shoot” focused on the river and the anticipated community benefits of the PRRT Project.
Pesticide Notification
Announcement - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 

On September 28, the Maine agricultural pesticide notification registry will cease to exist. The law that created this registry was repealed by the Legislature in June. However, state law provides other options for notification about nearby pesticide spraying: (1) Self-Initiated Request for Notification; (2) Non-Agricultural Pesticide Notification Registry.
Lessons from puffins, terns, Aug 31
Event - Posted - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 

Susie Meadows, manager of Project Puffin, will discuss some of the factors limiting Maine seabird populations and will discuss how techniques developed by Project Puffin have led to the restoration of puffins and terns to historic nesting islands in the Gulf of Maine. At the Project Puffin Visitor Center, Rockland, Aug 31 at 5 pm.
Donn Fendler talk, Aug 30
Event - Posted - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 

On Aug 30, 5-6 PM, the Gardiner Public Library will host Donn Fendler as he discusses his experiences, which led to the book Lost on a Mountain in Maine by Joseph Egan.
Wildflowers, Aug 30
Event - Posted - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 

Local botanists will talk about a variety of wildflowers appearing around the state this time of year and discuss their importance. At Cathance River Education Alliance, Topsham, Aug 30, 6:30 pm.
Wilton meeting to discuss open space, Aug 23
Event - Posted - Monday, August 22, 2011 

Wilton residents are invited to participate in a discussion about municipal conservation commissions and their role in assisting towns to develop open space plans. It will be facilitated by conservation resources advisor, Marcel Polak, a land conservation consultant who is working for the Maine Association of Conservation Commissions. At the Wilton Town Office, Aug 23, 7 pm.
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Birds, bees, bugs, trees: UMPI professors, students probe variety of changes, problems
Bangor Daily News - Friday, November 27, 2015 

From antibiotic resistance to Deboullie lichens, University of Maine Presque Isle professors are exploring a world of research while guiding a new generation of scientists. In some parts of the north woods of Aroostook County, the rock structures in the modest mountains have not been surveyed since the 1970s. Now, partly because of recent archaeological finds in the region, a team led by UMPI geologist Chunzeng Wang is mapping the rocks in two areas with funding from the government’s geological survey. He’s one of several science professors at UMPI pursuing a range of research with students, often with a local focus with broader implications for understanding phenomena like antibiotic-resistant bacteria and climate change.
New Millinocket council calls for economic development campaign
Bangor Daily News - Friday, November 27, 2015 

The new Town Council is taking its first steps toward reversing Millinocket’s struggling economy with plans to promote the town. Councilor Michael Madore told the council during its meeting Monday it needs to start doing economic development work. Madore advocated using about $47,000 in Tax Increment Financing funds for the development work. About $12,000 would develop a marketing video and other promotional materials, and the rest would be used to raze blighted properties, Madore said. The town had assumed ownership of about 97 properties through the tax foreclosure process since 2012, according to numbers compiled in March. Town Manager John Davis said the town would acquire 70 more houses in January if the owners of the foreclosed properties fail to pay their back taxes.
Investigation needed of Maine Fish & Wildlife agency, committee
Maine Environmental News - Friday, November 27, 2015 

The the IFW committee in the legislature is unanimously stacked with consumptive users-hunters, trappers, fishermen or supporters of hunting, trapping and fishing. There are NO committee members who advocate on behalf of non-consumptive users and on behalf of non-consumptive use of Maine’s fish and wildlife resources. Wildlife watchers spend some $800 million annually in Maine, far more than is spent by hunters and fishermen combined. A chilling effect of this stacked deck is the almost complete lack of pro-wildlife bills in the legislature. Most wildlife related bills promote the killing of Maine’s fish and wildlife. I request a thorough investigation of both the Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. ~ John M. Glowa, Sr., South China
Maine Heritage Orchard
Maine Environmental News - Friday, November 27, 2015 

MOFGA - The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is creating a ten-acre preservation orchard at its Common Ground Education Center in the town of Unity. The Maine Heritage Orchard will be home to more than 500 apple and pear varieties traditionally grown in Maine. Many of these varieties are now on the verge of extinction. The orchard is planted on a terraced, reclaimed gravel pit and is managed using innovative, organic orchard practices. Prize-winning Maine filmmaker Huey Coleman's "Maine Heritage Orchard" film has been selected to be part of the 2016 Maine Short Film Festival.
Can Paris climate deal cap global warming at 2 degrees?
Summit Voice - Friday, November 27, 2015 

The deal currently on the table at the upcoming Paris climate talks would be a big step toward limiting global warming at or near 2 degrees Celsius — deemed a critical environmental threshold by climate scientists. But reaching that target will require additional commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2025, according to a new study that took a close look at the pledges made by individual countries to reduce their emissions.
Proliferation of trade in exotic pets crawling with risks, Maine regulators say
Portland Press Herald - Friday, November 27, 2015 

The ability to buy and sell snakes and other exotic pets has ballooned with the popularity of Internet classified sites like Craigslist, said Phillip deMaynadier, leader of the reptile, amphibian and invertebrate group at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. “One of the threats to Maine’s fish and wildlife resources is invasive species,” he said. They can contribute disease or compete with native species for food. “It is illegal to import invertebrates, exotic ladybugs, dragonflies for mosquito control, butterflies to release at a wedding…all things that have happened.” he said.
Winslow farmer breaks off talks with solar firm
Morning Sentinel - Friday, November 27, 2015 

Plans for a commercial-scale solar farm in Winslow are on hold after lease negotiations between a utility developer and local farmer fell through. Ranger Solar, a company registered in Delaware with offices in Yarmouth, earlier this year proposed a 10- to 20-megawatt solar station costing up to $25 million – a project that would have been the biggest solar farm in the state. In October, the Winslow Town Council approved regulations designed to help the project become a reality. Don Eskelund, who owns The Hayman Farm on Heywood Road, said the company was “waving a lot of money in my face.” But as he negotiated a contract, Eskelund felt increasingly uncomfortable about the company and its proposal. Talks on a deal finally fell apart in early November. “They wanted to tie up my land for four to five years in a development phase, paying me very little with the promise of a big payout.” Aaron Svedlow of Ranger Solar said the company hadn’t made a decision on its development in town.
Silence on Saddleback resort’s status frustrates skiers
Portland Press Herald - Friday, November 27, 2015 

Season pass holders at Saddleback – some of whom paid up to $2,000 – are confused and angry because there still is no word about whether the Rangeley ski area will open this winter. Saddleback announced in July that it would close if it could not secure $3 million to replace an aging chairlift. The owners, Bill and Irene Berry, were unable to get the financing, but by early September said they were exploring options to sell the resort. That was the last public comment on its future. The Berrys would not comment Wednesday on the future of the ski area, according to Saddleback General Manager Chris Farmer. Farmer said he was not authorized to comment on a potential sale. Saddleback has been the third-largest employer in Franklin County during the winters. In Rangeley, some business owners hold little hope that the mountain will open.
Editorial: Electronic catch monitors would improve fishery
Portland Press Herald - Friday, November 27, 2015 

Currently, professional monitors go out on fishing boats about 20 percent of the time, cataloging what the boats pull up in their nets and what they throw overboard. The fishermen have to pay for the live monitors, and they are expensive. There are many advantages to electronic monitors, which would be much less expensive than live monitors, and they would produce better data. The federal government has supplied more than $150 million in federal disaster relief, to sustain communities that have been affected by shrinking catch shares. Members of Congress have indicated that there will not be any more disaster declarations. An investment of about $2 million in monitoring equipment would help these communities in a more sustainable way. Better data will let regulators manage the stocks that are plentiful more efficiently, which will give people in the fishing industry more certainty, and allow them to use their resources wisely.
Letter: Collins, King stand by clean power
Bangor Daily News - Friday, November 27, 2015 

I write to commend our senators, Angus King and Susan Collins, for their votes last Tuesday against a pair of Senate resolutions aimed at blocking the Clean Power Plan. Unfortunately, the Senate passed these misguided measures, by a narrow margin. The Clean Power Plan implements the first federal standards on carbon pollution from power plants. As a physician, and the parent of young children who will face a far different planet, I note with dismay that we already face public health impacts because of climate change. All additional carbon pollution will worsen global warming. These votes were yet another case of the Senate siding with big polluters and climate deniers instead of our kids’ health and a safer climate. ~ Bill Wood, M.D., Bangor
Pope Francis Warns Against Special Interests Derailing Climate Talks
TIME - Thursday, November 26, 2015 

Pope Francis has warned that it would be “catastrophic” for world leaders to let special interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to curb fossil fuel emissions on the eve of make-or-break climate change talks in Paris. Francis issued the pointed warning in a speech to the U.N.’s regional office in Kenya on Thursday after celebrating his first public Mass on the continent: A joyous, rain-soaked ceremony before 300,000 faithful.
Maine researchers published in Science have discovered increased carbon dioxide enhances plankton growth
Bangor Daily News - Thursday, November 26, 2015 

Coccolithophores—tiny calcifying plants that are part of the foundation of the marine food web—have increased 10 times in relative abundance in the North Atlantic over the last 45 years, as carbon input into ocean waters has increased. “Such real-life examples of the impact of increasing CO2 on marine food webs are important to point out as the world comes together in Paris next week at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change,” said Dr. William Balch, senior research scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. This finding was diametrically opposed to what scientists had expected since coccolithophores make their plates out of calcium carbonate, which is becoming more difficult as the ocean becomes more acidic and pH is reduced. Coccolithophores are often referred to as “canaries in the coal mine.” Some of the key coccolithophore species can outcompete other classes of phytoplankton in warmer, more stratified and nutrient-poor waters.
Wal-Mart program preserves a million acres from Maine to Oregon
Other - Thursday, November 26, 2015 

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. — already one of the nation’s leading conservation supporters through its partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation — is doubling down on that investment. In 2005, the retailer started a program called Acres for America. The goal was to spend $35 million throughout the next decade to help purchase or preserve one acre of land for every acre that had been developed by the company. In the 10 years since, the Acres for America money, paired with matching grants and other funds has protected more than a million acres. “As of today, the Acres for America program has conserved more than 10 acres of vital habitat for every acre of land Wal-Mart has developed since its founding in 1962,” the company announced last week, when it said it was renewing the program for another 10 years with another $35 million.
Failure of climate summit would be catastrophic, pope says
Reuters - Thursday, November 26, 2015 

World leaders must reach a historic agreement to fight climate change and poverty at upcoming Paris talks, facing the stark choice to either “improve or destroy the environment,” Pope Francis said in Africa Thursday. Francis chose his first visit to the world’s poorest continent to issue a clarion call for the success of the two-week summit, known as COP21, that starts on Monday in a French capital still reeling from Nov. 13 attacks by Islamic State militants that killed 129 people. In a long address in Spanish at the United Nations regional office, Francis said it would be “catastrophic” if particular interests prevailed over the common good of people and the planet or if the conference were manipulated by business interests.
Expansion of fish farming into federal waters stalled
Associated Press - Thursday, November 26, 2015 

Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported, a fact that the Obama administration vowed to start turning around by expanding fish and shellfish farms into federal waters. Yet nearly two years after the first permit was issued, the United States still has no offshore farms. The pioneers of offshore aquaculture say their plans have stalled or been abandoned because of the long and expensive federal permitting process that requires extensive environmental monitoring and data collection.
Maine residents carry differing messages to Paris climate talks
Bangor Daily News - Thursday, November 26, 2015 

Mainers from a number of organizations including the Sierra Club and students from the College of the Atlantic will join President Barack Obama and thousands of others in Paris next week, all carrying different perspectives on a proposed agreement that would keep the planet from the most devastating effects of climate change. Mike Williams of Cumberland will leave Tuesday for his fifth climate conference. Williams is vice president of strategic development at the BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations. The BlueGreen Alliance is focused on five key components of any agreement, including “strong, science-based targets,” a “just transition” for workers around the world as economies shift to comply with an agreement, and creating a “more even playing field” for U.S. manufacturing industries such as the paper mills in Maine.
What Mainers can learn from wildlife about dressing for winter
Bangor Daily News - Thursday, November 26, 2015 

We aren’t the only creatures out there in Maine’s winter wonderland. A few of the state’s native species have adapted so they can stay active year-round. And if we look to these animals — the bobcat and lynx, snowshoe hare and coyote, beaver and moose — they can teach us a thing or two about dressing for the cold.
Column: Everyone’s got leftovers this time of year. Even birders
Bangor Daily News - Thursday, November 26, 2015 

I’m getting rid of my Thanksgiving leftovers. These are all of my leftover observations that didn’t fit into columns this year. Take what you want and pass the gravy. ~ Bob Duchesne
Opinion: For Maine’s railroads, $20 million TIGER grant a huge win taken for granted
Bangor Daily News - Thursday, November 26, 2015 

The recent announcement of a TIGER VII grant to three of Maine’s railroads — the Central Maine & Quebec Railway, Eastern Maine Railway and Pan Am Railways — and the Maine Department of Transportation is a huge victory in an underprivileged part of the country and state. What shocks me about this major win, however, is how little fanfare has been seen for the $20 million provided by the federal government to meet a match of $14.9 million in funding from the applicants. This grant comes at a time when the trucking industry faces many new challenges. The “death” of long-haul trucking is underway. The median age of drivers is 49, and there is a growing shortage of drivers. ~ Charles Hastings of Portand
More proof there is no global warming ‘pause’
Summit Voice - Thursday, November 26, 2015 

After a couple of years of furor over the faux global warming pause, scientists with the University of Bristol (UK) say they have yet more evidence there was never any slowdown in the steady rise of temperatures worldwide. The scientists, led by Professor Stephan Lewandowsky of Bristol’s School of Experimental Psychology and the Cabot Institute, studied 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles published between 2009 and 2014 that specifically addressed the presumed ‘hiatus’ and found no consistent or agreed definition of such a ‘hiatus’, when it began and how long it lasted.
Study says 1980s saw major climate shift
Summit Voice - Thursday, November 26, 2015 

By taking a big-picture look at the Earth’s various systems over time, researchers say they’ve been able to pinpoint a major global climate shift starting in the late 1980s, triggered by anthropogenic warming and the 1982 El Chichón volcanic eruption in Mexico. The new study suggests that climate change is not a gradual process, but one subject to sudden increases, with the 1980s shift representing the largest in an estimated 1,000 years. “We demonstrate, based on 72 long time series, that a major change took place in the world centred on 1987 that involved a step change and move to a new regime in a wide range of Earth systems,” said Professor Philip C. Reid.
Blog: Birds face threats in changing Maine landscape
Bangor Daily News - Thursday, November 26, 2015 

Aerial animals sometimes pay the ultimate price when it comes to new energy infrastructure of any kind cropping up in the landscape. Earlier this month the liquefied natural gas import firm Canaport LNG pleaded guilty to Canadian federal charges stemming from the deaths of an estimated 7,500 birds at its New Brunswick terminal. Wind turbines kill somewhere between 140,000 and 328,000 birds die each year. Even solar arrays can spell doom for birds. A study released last year indicates that 6.8 million birds die annually from collisions with cell phone and radio towers and between 1.4 billion and 3.7 billion are killed each year by cats. ~ Bill Trotter
Column: Honor the Maine woods tradition
Kennebec Journal - Thursday, November 26, 2015 

It’s striking that three-quarters of the Maine congressional delegation chose Thanksgiving week to again express displeasure at the prospect of federally protected land in northern Maine. The paper industry is dangerously near collapse. The U.S. companies that once dominated stopped investing, and their mills’ ultimate demise was all too predictable. The Maine woods remain an asset of immense scenic, ecological, recreational and commercial value. But any realistic plan to profitably use wood fiber needs to orient itself to the future, not the past. Why a region with no concrete economic development opportunities in prospect should spend so much effort fighting the “threat” of a national park is a question probably better addressed through psychology than state or federal policy. It really comes down to fear of change. America’s national parks have proven their value. ~ Douglas Rooks
Letter: Embrace alternative energy; plant trees to fight climate change
Portland Press Herald - Thursday, November 26, 2015 

Battling ocean acidification and CO2-related climate change simply requires industrial complexes to wean the world of fossil fuel energy, plus a worldwide campaign to plant billions of trees. Fields not used to grow food should be planted with trees. All trees that are cut down should be replaced by new saplings. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago – the second-best time is now. ~ Jack Boak, Bremen
Letter: The quest for a perfect lawn shouldn’t include pesticides
Portland Press Herald - Thursday, November 26, 2015 

A big “thank you” to Robert King for his wonderful Nov. 11 letter regarding the dangers of polluting lawns in our environment. As bee keepers, we have virtually let most of our grass turn into wildflowers without any nurturing whatsoever. But poisons permeating the so-called “perfect American lawns” are still out there. We must ban the use of all harmful insecticides. Small landscaping corporations ravage the land with machinery even through dry periods, when the grass is sparse. These landscaping people need to be re-schooled to plant environmentally safe products on our lawns. Would that be too much to ask for future generations? ~ Elizabeth Lydia Bodner, Kennebunk
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By Stacey Shackford - It seems a sensible solution to urban space constraints and a desire for increased local food production: transform abandoned warehouses into indoor farms, or construct purpose-built vertical food factories. But Louis Albright, an emeritus professor of biological and environmental engineering who helped pioneer controlled-environment agriculture, warns that these "high in the sky" proposals intended to reduce food miles and rejuvenate communities may prove to be "pie in the sky" concepts with detrimental impacts on the environment.
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Agriculture Linked to DNA Changes in Ancient Europe
By Carl Zimmer - The agricultural revolution was one of the most profound events in human history, leading to the rise of modern civilization. Now, in the first study of its kind, an international team of scientists has found that after agriculture arrived in Europe 8,500 years ago, people’s DNA underwent widespread changes, altering their height, digestion, immune system and skin color.
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UN Must Include Soil Health in Climate Mitigation Strategies
By Abigail Seiler, Center for Food Safety - Center for Food Safety (CFS) is calling on world leaders to recognize agro-ecological agriculture as a core climate solution during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris this December. CFS, as part of its newly launched Soil Solutions program, will be attending the talks as an accredited representative, participating in events aimed at raising the profile of carbon sequestration through regenerative agriculture, a strategy that holds great potential to address the climate crisis.
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Pesticides Bound to Particles and Not Detectable in Water Harm Aquatic Organisms
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Don’t Let The DARK Act Sneak Through Congress
By Mary Elle Kustin - Some lawmakers are trying to slip the darkest part of the DARK Act onto the must-pass spending bill Congress will consider. Such a move is aimed at Vermont, Alaska, Connecticut, and Maine, which have passed state laws requiring genetically engineered, or “GMO,” food to be labeled. The DARK Act provision would prevent those states from implementing their GMO labeling statutes, starting with Vermont, whose law is scheduled to go into effect July 2016.
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Soper Farms Triples Net Income Switching From GMO Crops to Organic
By Ken Roseboro - Making the transition from conventional to organic farming can be a big leap, but Harn Soper will tell you – based on experience – that it is worth it in terms of better crops, soil and financial returns. Soper, a member of a four-generation Iowa farming family, is so convinced of organic farming's value that he has launched a fund, Sustainable Farm Partners, to increase organic farming in Iowa.
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Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail
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