The long-sought compromise, which has the support of several major environmental organizations, would ban open-pit mines and prohibit mining on state-owned public lands and under lakes. by Kevin Miller, staff writer Portland Press Herald news story AUGUSTA — A legislative committee gave near-unanimous support Wednesday to a proposed overhaul of Maine’s mining regulations that has… Continue Reading
Trump’s order seeks to review national monument designations but it’s not clear if it will affect Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Water National Monument. by Scott Thistle, staff writer Portland Press Herald news story Gov. Paul LePage joined President Trump in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for a ceremony where Trump signed an executive order to review… Continue Reading
To protect yourself from ticks, remember that ticks prefer moist habitats near wooded or grassy areas, so try to walk toward the middle of hiking trails. Wear light-colored clothing so you can easily check your clothing often for ticks. Do a tick check when you go inside. Taking a shower may wash away unattached ticks.
By David Abel, staff writer Boston Globe news story President Trump on Wednesday will issue a sweeping executive order to review as many as 40 national monument designations made by his three predecessors, an unprecedented move that could curtail or rescind their protected status. It was unclear which areas would come under review, but the… Continue Reading
On bright days, open blinds, drapes, and shutters to let the sun light your home naturally, and for free. The cheapest and most energy-efficient light and heat source is often right outside your window. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
By Anthony Brino, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story A key legislative committee this week could advance a mining bill backed by the Natural Resources Council of Maine that would ban large open pit metal mines and impoundments of mine waste. Members of the state Legislature’s Joint Environment and Natural Resources Committee spent three… Continue Reading
Sew dried lavender or cedar chips into cloth bag and place them in closets and drawers. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story ORONO, Maine — A local version of the worldwide March for Science drew hundreds of scientists and those who support their work to the University of Maine campus on Saturday. Similar protests took place in Portland, Machias and Sanford, which were among the 600 communities… Continue Reading
Maintaining a smaller lawn and mowing less often are better for the environment and will free up a little more of your time. Letting a little more of your land go wild will help provide a little more habitat for Maine’s native wildlife, too. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip… Continue Reading