NRCM Joins Protest of Phase I of “Trailbreaker” Pipeline NRCM news release The Natural Resources Council of Maine has joined with four other environmental organizations in an effort to block a Canadian pipeline project that could make Portland, Maine, the “tar sands capital” of the eastern United States. The groups have sent a letter that calls Read More
It was seven years ago, and my first day of duck hunting didn’t go very well. It was a friend’s fault, I thought at the time, that I got into this mess. He first mentioned duck hunting to me on a warm summer evening fishing for stripers in Winslow. The striper fishing wasn’t very good, but 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
On December 31, some two dozen NRCM staff and supporters plunged into the icy Atlantic off Portland, Maine, to raise awareness of and funds for climate work. Thanks to all who joined us! If you’d like to join us this year, sign up today!
My coworker Leisa and I were interested in learning more about ways to stay safe and warm during our polar plunge, happening on Thursday in Portland. The first rule is: DON’T sign up to do the plunge. We wish we had known that rule sooner. We did find some helpful “Polar Plunge Tips” on NaBloPoMo.com. They Read More
One of my favorite blog posts from this past year is Matt Scease’s “NRCM polar plunge – a survivor’s story” post. I was at the polar plunge on January 2nd, but couldn’t participate due to a recent surgery to remove my tonsils. I enjoyed the event and watching my colleagues and others run into – and then quickly Read More
Vast boreal forestlands in Alberta, Canada, are being ripped up by the world’s largest oil companies to extract “tar sands,” in what some have called the most destructive project on Earth. These tar sands are converted into a petroleum product destined mostly for sale in the United States. Maine currently imports very little gasoline from tar Read More
A report pulling together research by scientists around the state may provide answers. by John Richardson, staff writer Portland Press Herald news story A report that’s due next year on global warming’s potential effects in Maine will for the first time pull together research being done by scientists at the University of Maine and other Read More