Steps include reducing waste, learning what is accepted locally and redeeming beverage containers. by Sarah Lakeman, Special to the Press Herald Portland Press Herald op-ed AUGUSTA — Global recycling markets are changing, and cities and towns across Maine are responding – some by abandoning their recycling programs. This is a big wake-up call that will… Continue Reading
September 22nd is the autumn equinox. Get up early and watch the sun rise due east, or head out late and watch the sun set due west. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
The Portland and South Portland officials write that the provision in a House farm bill tramples on their right to protect their cities. by Randy Billings, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story The mayors of Portland and South Portland are urging Congress to reject a provision in a wide-ranging farm bill that would nullify… Continue Reading
Proposals favoring industry over conservation won’t improve the Endangered Species Act. By The Editorial Board Portland Press Herald editorial It says something about the politics of the time that in 1973, the Endangered Species Act passed Congress overwhelmingly – 355-4 in the House of Representatives! – before it was signed into law by Republican President… Continue Reading
Use rechargeable batteries for most battery-operated items. They may cost more up front, but if used correctly (fully discharged and recharged every time) they’ll end up costing far less over the lifetime of the item you are powering. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click… Continue Reading
by Nathan Strout Times Record news story FREEPORT — L.L. Bean’s retail campus in Freeport is now home to Maine’s largest electric vehicle charging station after adding eight Level II chargers over the summer. The addition gives Midcoast motorists and tourists another public option to charge up in a state where public charging stations can… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
It’s getting to be that time of year again—fall foliage time in Maine! This photo of Megunticook Lake in Camden, in October a few years ago, was taken by Don Drake of St. Charles, Missouri. Thank you for sharing this photo with us, Don! Who else is ready for Maine’s magnificent fall colors? Please share… Continue Reading
Dehydrators and ovens can remove the water from fruits and vegetables. Dried produce can be stored for years. When ready to use, just add water! To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.