Today marks one year since the creation of Maine’s Climate Action Plan, “Maine Won’t Wait,” an exciting and ambitious framework to tackle climate change on all fronts in our state. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, it has been a pivotal year for climate action. Hundreds of Maine people, communities, and businesses have stepped up to deliver meaningful progress toward our climate goals. As more and Read More
Nature of Maine Blog
The Natural Resources Council of Maine’s “Nature of Maine” blog gives you the inside scoop on some of the latest issues facing Maine’s environment. From environmental news to threats to opportunities, NRCM is on the frontlines of the latest goings-on—and we’re often leading the charge on efforts to protect Maine’s precious lands, air, waters, and wildlife. Read what NRCM staff members have to say and get the perspective of some of our members and supporters who have been guest contributors.
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Fall In To Winter Photo Contest! Ah, New England in the fall. It marks the time when we know that another Maine winter is on its way. We want to see, and possibly use, your fall and winter photos of our beautiful state to help us protect the nature of Maine! Maybe you’ve got leaf-peeping Read More
Last week, in my role as Climate & Clean Energy Outreach Coordinator at the Natural Resources Council of Maine, I had the pleasure of attending GrowSmart Maine’s annual summit in the vast Pepperell Mill Campus of Biddeford. Vaulted ceilings and brick walls lit by rustic bare bulbs set the scene for a conference entitled, “Turning Read More
We all know birds are clever. How they manage to build those beautiful nests, for example, or find their way during migration are questions posed by poets and prophets—and scientists—for centuries. The more we watch them, the more we find out just how clever they are. Blue Jay on feeder. Photo by Konni Wells Mom Read More
Chatting with Don Cote at the Duck Pond Wildlife Center is always enjoyable. Don has years of interesting experiences and his stories are touched with a sense of humor, as well as extensive personal knowledge and an obvious love for animals. I thought I’d mention a few of them this month. Earlier this year, Don Read More
When it comes to plastic pollution, people often want to do more than just learn—they want to stop it. That is exactly what happened at Nature Links for Lifelong Learning, a nonprofit adult education center in Blue Hill, Maine. The Natural Resources Council of Maine is always working to engage Mainers in environmental activism. We often Read More
Trucks have an outsized impact on climate change in Maine. The transportation sector is responsible for 54% of Maine’s carbon pollution, and 27% of those emissions are from medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Reducing emissions from these heavier vehicles is a key part of Maine’s Climate Action Plan, which is why the Natural Resources Council of Maine is supporting the Maine Read More
Do moose actually exist? After moving to Maine four years ago this was a question I found myself asking more and more as time went on. As each year passed by my doubts in these creatures being anything more than a unicorn grew. Having moved to Maine from the United Kingdom (UK) via Minnesota, I Read More
Tuesday November 2nd is a day that many Mainers have been waiting for. It is Election Day, and Mainers will finally have an opportunity to express their position on the controversial Central Maine Power (CMP) transmission corridor. Voting Yes on Question 1 will be a vote to terminate the CMP corridor across western Maine forestlands. Read More