Vera Francis is this year’s winner of the Natural Resources Council of Maine’s People’s Choice Award, for her work protecting Passamaquoddy Bay from a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project proposed for her tribal lands. The award was presented by NRCM Board President Bill Houston at our annual meeting, entitled, “Natural Leaders,” at USM in Portland, 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.
Perhaps you have an issue you’d like to write about. Maybe you’re an expert on a particular topic and are inspired to share your expertise. Maybe you’ve recently made a visit to a spectacular Maine nature preserve or other natural area and would like to write about it (captioned photos welcome!). For submission guidelines, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To make sure you don’t miss a post, sing up for our Nature of Maine blog RSS feed at https://www.nrcm.org/about-nrcm/contact/rss-feeds/.
Well. It’s official, Canada has formally listed bisphenol-A (BPA) as a toxic substance and is moving forward to restrict its uses in consumer products. Back here in Maine on October 7th, the Board of Environmental Protection took a step forward on BPA by exercising their authority to require an alternatives assessment for uses in infant Read More
On October 3, 2010, paddling enthusiasts joined NRCM staff for a member paddle on beautiful Long Pond in Belgrade, Maine. The weather was perfect, the foliage was gorgeous, and a Bald Eagle sat for our cameras at Blueberry Island. What a special day. We enjoyed meeting all of you who joined us!
Join us for the Art of Local Food, a tasting party to benefit the Natural Resources Council of Maine featuring the culinary talents of Maine chefs and their artful use of the catch of the day, locally produced fruits, vegetables, cheeses and meats, and other Maine-made delights. Live music by Tom Luther and Justin Walton, Read More
Well…we had an incredible afternoon at the Product Stewardship State Legislative Forum yesterday! For starters, we had a capacity crowd of over 200 people with state legislators from all over the northeastern United States and maritime Canada in attendance. In addition, we had over 100 folks from all different kinds of backgrounds including academics, solid Read More
NRCM Advocacy Director Pete Didisheim on August 5th joined with other environmental, medical, and public health advocates to call for action on climate and clean energy. The press conference was held atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, where ozone pollution is a common problem due to pollution from upwind power plants. Although it was Read More
NRCM was at the Gulf Voices press conference on July 14th to hear first hand experiences from four Gulf of Mexico residents. The speakers, ranging from a charter boat captain to a social worker, offered unique perspectives on how the spill has impacted their lives and stressed the need for cooperation in moving toward a Read More
During a fun and relaxing vacation, it’s easy to take Maine’s beautiful beaches for granted. But unless we take action to address climate change, these special places could disappear forever due to sea level rise. Urge your elected officials to pass federal climate and energy legislation that protections our environment, today and for generations to Read More
Good news for extended producer responsibility (EPR) in the United States! (i.e., manufacturer responsibility for end-of-life collection and recycling of unwanted consumer products). Yesterday, a large consortium of electronics companies formally withdrew their lawsuit challenging New York City’s EPR e-waste recycling law (which I testified in support of in 2006). While a recently passed New Read More