by Mary Kuhlman Public News Service news story AUGUSTA, Maine – From Maine to California, hundreds of small businesses are speaking up on behalf of some of the country’s most treasured places. Nearly 600 businesses and chambers of commerce on Thursday sent a letter asking the head of the National Economic Council to encourage the… Continue Reading
Maine Environmental News
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By Sean Mahoney, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed As climate change continues to worsen, the price tag from natural disasters and other associated impacts keeps rising. This is a scientific and economic certainty, as recently highlighted by the GAO report issued at the request of Sen. Susan Collins. Unfortunately, the United States’… Continue Reading
When a well-connected applicant gets turned down, it shows that Gov. LePage was wrong. By Portland Press Herald Editorial Board Gov. LePage has never been a big fan of Land for Maine’s Future. He shared his idea of how he thinks the popular land conservation program works in a radio interview in 2015. “It’s the… Continue Reading
New ordinance goes into affect on April 22, 2018 and will see the fee for paper bags increase from 5 to 15 cents over 3 years. by Chris Chase, Coastal Journal writer Portland Press Herald news story BATH — The City Council unanimously passed two separate ordinances tackling single-use plastic bag and polystyrene foam bans… Continue Reading
The Town Council approves ordinances similar to regulations in South Portland, Portland, Falmouth, Freeport and other Maine communities. by Kelley Bouchard, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story CAPE ELIZABETH — Next month, food sellers here will begin charging a fee for single-use carry-out bags and will no longer be allowed to use plastic foam… Continue Reading
Car experts have tips for shrinking your climate-change treadprint in the cold weather while saving you money. by Meredith Goad, staff writer Portland Press Herald news story October may have been the warmest on record in Portland, but most Mainers know that even climate change can’t keep winter at bay for long. One day soon,… Continue Reading
By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story Climate experts and environmental advocates from Maine are not hopeful that the release Friday of a federal report on climate change represents a softening in the Trump administration’s stance on the causes of climate change. The Washington Post reported Friday that The White House did… Continue Reading
by Lisa Friedman and Glenn Thrush New York Times news story WASHINGTON — Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report on Friday that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history… Continue Reading
by Maureen Milliken Mainebiz news story The eco-focus that’s helped spur the local food movement is also galvanizing the other end of the food chain: food waste disposal. Two municipal pilot programs this year are being watched to see if Maine residents will commit to regular composting. But those who handle the waste say they… Continue Reading