Nearly four billion trees are cut every year for paper products. Reuse and recycle paper products and help reduce the number of trees that are cut across the globe. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
by Edgar Allen Beem The Forecaster op-ed Yes, I drive a car that uses gas, heat my home with oil and consume as much electricity as the next 21st century American. So, no, I can’t get all holier than thou about energy consumption. Still, I am opposed to Central Maine Power Co.’s so-called New England Read More
Bangor Daily News editorial An important land conservation program, which has been especially beneficial to Maine, is set to run out of money at the end of the month, if Congress does not pass legislation to reauthorize and fund it. At the same time, the next administration and Legislature must ensure Maine is a ready Read More
By Roger Merchant, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News news story I walked into the Maine woods in 1965 as a forester and photographer, and spent the next 50 years exploring and appreciating these woods. Maine’s natural resources contribute to our rural quality of life, tourism and forestry economies. Central Maine Power’s proposal to Read More
Maine’s Land Use Planning Commission wants to allow development within 10 miles by public road of any rural ‘hub.’ by David Sharp, The Associated Press Portland Press Herald news story The agency overseeing development in Maine’s vast wilderness is considering dramatic changes that would alter restrictions on where subdivisions and businesses can be built. The Read More
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NRCM Rising and the Natural Resources Council of Maine Presented Author Porter Fox Thursday, September 6 6:00–8:00 p.m. Rising Tide Brewing Company, 103 Fox Street, Portland NRCM Rising and the Natural Resources Council of Maine hosted a discussion with nature writer Porter Fox as he presents his new book, Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Read More
I’ve been writing a lot about gardens and pollinators lately, but my roots are really in the woods. I was raised in Maine and have studied wildlife in forest environments for decades. My love of the woods is also in my blood. I come from a long line of forest dwellers. My great-grandfather (aptly named Read More
by Renee Cordes Mainebiz news story Mark Berry, the Nature Conservancy’s Maine forest program director, sees a bright future for carbon offset projects in the fight against climate change, like the one his group is launching on 124,000 forested acres along the St. John River. The project, announced June 26, involves a 10-year agreement with Read More