Protecting Maine's Environment
Profits, Not Climate Benefits, are Driving CMP Transmission Proposal
Start Listening, Folks: All-out Effort Needed to Prevent Climate Disaster
CMP's Proposed Transmission Line: A Bad Deal for Maine
CMP wants to build a 145-mile transmission line though Maine's woods solely to bring hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts, with no significant benefit to Maine people or our climate! Read about the study that shows that it would do nothing to reduce climate-changing pollution. Then be sure to sign the petition in opposition to CMP's proposal.
Take Action on Climate Pollution
Oil and gas methane pollution standards are safeguards that help keep our air clean and our families healthier. Now, the EPA is recklessly rolling back these protections, putting lives at risk. Exposure to this harmful air pollution can increase risk of asthma attacks and cancer. Methane is also a significant driver of climate change, responsible for roughly a quarter of the warming we’re experiencing. Tell the EPA to keep these standards in place!
NRCM Presents 2018 Conservation Leadership Awards
Each year, the Natural Resources Council of Maine presents our Conservation Leadership Awards to people making a difference for Maine's environment. NRCM CEO Lisa Pohlmann and Board Vice President Patty Hager presented awards to: Hoddy Hildreth, Sandy and Ole Jaeger, Bill Mook, and Robin Robinson, our 2018 People's Choice Award winner. We also recognized this year's outstanding People's Choice Award finalists.
Be part of the fun at NRCM's 11th Annual Polar Bear Dip & Dash!
Join us on Monday, December 31 in Portland's East End for a 5K race and an icy, cold dip into Casco Bay!
A "Winter Finch" Holiday for Birders
For birders in Maine and across the Northeast, a holiday of sorts is fast approaching, one that takes place just once every two years or so. What is it, and what does it have to do with the Year of the Bird? NRCM's Allison Wells and her husband Jeff, both lifelong birders and authors, tell you all about it.
Winter is almost here, and now is a great time to find ways to improve your home's energy efficiency. Let NRCM help! Our brochure, "Bright Ideas: Tips for Home Energy Savings," is full of tips and ideas to help you save energy and save money on your home heating costs. Download or request your copy today!
NRCM is dedicated to making information available on issues facing Maine’s environment and the people who rely upon it. Our publications, including our Maine Environment newsletters, will, we hope, help you better understand the topic of interest and provide you with information that you can use in your own work on behalf of the people, wildlife, and environment of Maine.
Green Tip of the Day
Rather than waste money and resources on a holiday centerpiece you may not use again, make your own using pine cones, dried berries, acorns, and other natural “Maine made” items right around your yard. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.Read More
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Bombus affinis Cool Fact: Bumble bee queens hatch in the fall and spend the winter a few inches below the snow. In the shortening days of late August and September, the bumble bees are ever-present in the garden. Deliberate in their flight, they hover and land on the oregano, arugula, butterflyweed, Read MoreRead More