Kids grow so fast, it makes no sense for your wallet or the environment to constantly buy them new clothes. Share with friends who have children older and younger than yours, and hit up the yard sales and thrift stores. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS… Continue Reading
If you’re buying a new refrigerator, question whether you really need such a big one. The fridge is a real energy gobbler. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
If your compost pile is attracting unwanted critters, don’t give up. Build a barrier out of chicken wire around your composter. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
By John Holyoke, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story BRADLEY, Maine — The old saying about migrating fish holds that during the peak of a run, it’d be possible to walk from stream bank to stream bank on the backs of the fish, and never get your feet wet. While most of us don’t… Continue Reading
In a letter, Gov. Paul LePage said four lawmakers who wrote to Massachusetts expressing their opposition to the New England Clean Energy Connect project “may now have to deal with reprimands.” by Rachel Ohm, Staff Writer Central Maine newspaper news story FARMINGTON — Town officials are rethinking their endorsement of the New England Clean Energy… Continue Reading
by Christopher Bouchard The County news story CARIBOU, Maine — All but one of 15 County residents who gave testimony on May 22 voiced their opposition to J.D. Irving Ltd.’s proposal to rezone 51,000 acres of land within the Fish River chain of lakes during a public hearing hosted by the Maine Land Use Planning… Continue Reading
Attract Maine’s tiniest bird, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, by purchasing a feeder at your local hardware store or garden shop. Wash it with warm soapy water and rinse it well, then fill with a combo of one part sugar and four parts boiling water (red food dye unnecessary). Let cool before filling feeder. Refrigerate extra nectar… Continue Reading
New work by academic researchers details how warming waters will drive some of the state’s key commercial species north and expose others to predators. By Kevin Miller, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story AUGUSTA — Two new scientific studies are highlighting the current and future impacts that rising ocean temperatures will have on lobster,… Continue Reading
Not ready to give up that cheeseburger? Choose grass-fed beef, which has a lower impact on the environment. Most U.S. beef cows are fed grains that require a lot energy to produce and are not natural feed for cows. Grass-fed cattle eat grass, and do so in tune with the seasons, giving biodiversity a better… Continue Reading