On this day in 1972,the Clean Water Act was established as federal law. Written by Maine’s own Senator Edmund Muskie, the act helps protect lakes, rivers, and streams, resulting in an overall healthier environment. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
By Anthony Brino, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story A mining reform bill backed by the Natural Resources Council of Maine received the greenlight from a key committee Wednesday, but the action also opened up a rift among environmental advocates, with some arguing that the state should ban large-scale metal mining outright. The Maine… Continue Reading
NRCM news release Augusta, Maine – The Trump Administration has proposed deep cuts to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs that reduce pollution in Maine, save the lives of Maine people, and strengthen our communities and economy. According to a comprehensive new report by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, the Administration’s unprecedented proposed cuts to… Continue Reading
To encounter a river otter in the wild is to know joy. How could it be otherwise? “Otters are highly intelligent; their inclination to make a ‘game’ out of almost any activity is almost legendary,” wrote Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife biologist John Hunt.
NRCM’s Creature Feature helps you learn about many species of wildlife that live in Maine and whose survival depends upon a clean and healthy environment.
By The BDN Editorial Board Bangor Daily News editorial Most of us don’t give much thought to where our trash goes. We’d better start paying attention, though, especially to the ubiquitous plastic refuse we toss aside every day. Scientists predict that by 2050 there will be more plastic, by weight, than fish in the world’s… Continue Reading
The wild and native fish are a vital natural resource that provide an economic boost to the state. By Deirdre Fleming, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Robert and Teresa Proctor of Atlanta have fished in New Zealand, Alaska, Chile, Belize and the Amazon. But every summer they travel to Libby Camps in Aroostook… Continue Reading
The invasive aquatic plant grows quickly and can choke shorelines. By Peter McGuire, Central Maine Central Maine newspapers news story BELGRADE — It was a clear, warm, still night on Great Pond, and in the darkness the late summer sky unfolded in a tapestry. It was a perfect night for stargazing, but out on the… Continue Reading
The town would be the first in Maine to institute an outright ban on the use of plastic shopping bags by all retailers. By Matt Byrne, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Falmouth moved one step closer Wednesday to becoming the first community in Maine to ban stores from issuing single-use plastic bags, after… Continue Reading
Property owners will start paying in 2016 to help fund $170 million in upgrades to the city’s system for keeping pollution out of waterways. By Randy Billings, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story The Portland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to charge property owners for the size of their rooftops and driveways. The new… Continue Reading