Most air fresheners contain chemicals that aren’t healthy for you or the environment. To freshen a room, use a hand-pump spray bottle of water scented with lemon essential oil. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
By Susan Sharon Maine Public news story Scientists are speaking out about what they say have been “remarkable improvements” in curbing mercury emissions under Obama-era regulations that are now under threat by the Trump administration. Mercury is a toxic chemical most commonly associated with coal-burning power plants. Because they are downwind from coal-burning states, Maine Read More
Indoor plants, like English ivy, can add color to any room or office, but they can also help make the air cleaner. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
The Natural Resources Council of Maine invited guests to USM’s Glickman Library, 314 Forest Avenue, Portland on Thursday, November 8 for a post-election discussion. Although NRCM cannot by law get involved in candidate elections, we have a strong interest in the results. This year’s races are certain to affect Maine’s environment — no matter who wins. There were Read More
In a global climate crisis, this is no time to pull back on efforts to reduce greenhouse gases. Portland Press Herald editorial The most-quoted analysis of the 2016 election came from The Atlantic’s Salena Zito, who observed that “the press takes (Trump) literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally.” Two Read More
Bangor Daily News editorial Last week, we found out that the Trump administration lied when it said that weakening vehicle fuel efficiency standards would save lives. Now, it has come to light that the administration was warned that easing emissions standards for power plants would cause more Americans to die. The administration ignored the warnings Read More
Combined with earlier Trump proposals it could increase the nation’s carbon emissions. by Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press Portland Press Herald news story WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday came out with new rules scaling back Obama-era constraints on coal-fired power plants, striking at one of the former administration’s legacy programs to rein in Read More
Statement of Dylan Voorhees, Clean Energy Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine “The Trump Administration’s proposal to roll back air pollution limits is bad news for everyone who breathes. The proposal is particularly bad news for Mainers, since so much of the air pollution that affects Maine people comes from upwind power plants that would Read More
By Marguerite Pennoyer, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed Maine’s air has been dangerously unhealthy this summer. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has issued more than two dozen notices for high ozone and unhealthy conditions since April. These air quality warnings expose the danger lurking behind last month’s proposal by the LePage Read More