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Merchant Row Tour, Aug 12
Event - Posted - Wednesday, August 05, 2015 

More than 50 islands lie in a stunningly beautiful archipelago between Deer Isle and Isle au Haut in the thoroughfare known as Merchant Row. In the last half century, roughly two-thirds of these islands have been protected. Meet at Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, Stonington, August 12, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm, $25 MCHT members, $50 non-members, lunch included, registration required. Sponsored by Maine Coast Heritage Trust.
Maine Environmental News
Announcement - Tuesday, August 04, 2015 

Thanks for visiting Maine Environmental News, the most comprehensive online source available for links to Maine conservation and natural resource news stories and events. I have posted links to nearly 40,000 news articles and announcements. I also post breaking stories and exclusives. Be sure to check not only today's news, but take a look at the headlines from the past several days as well. Articles often come to my attention a few days after they are published. Follow us on Twitter @MaineEnviroNews. Will Sugg is the website developer. ~ Jym St. Pierre, RESTORE: The North Woods
FWS urges use of new app to help conserve endangered species
Announcement - Tuesday, August 04, 2015 

People who are interested in protecting endangered species have a good opportunity identify species of fish and other creatures living near water deemed to be threatened or endangered. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is working with FishBrain, the Swedish company handling a social network and an angler app that tracks different factors like weather, water quality, wind direction among other things that are of interest to people who have fish or are interested to observe wildlife. Caveat emptor.
Sunset Canoe Tour, Aug 9
Event - Posted - Sunday, August 02, 2015 

A guided canoe tour at sunset. At Scarborough Marsh, August 9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, $12 members/kids $10, $14 non-members/kids $12, registration required. Sponsored by Maine Audubon.
Black Island Exploration & Hike, Aug 8
Event - Posted - Saturday, August 01, 2015 

A favorite picnic and hiking destination for generations, 451-acre Black Island has pink granite bluffs, cobble beaches and a rich history. Meet at Little Island Marine, Bass Harbor, August 8, 9 am – 4 pm, $25 MCHT members, $50 non-members, lunch included, registration required. Sponsored by Maine Coast Heritage Trust.
Hidden Wildlands, Aug 8
Event - Posted - Saturday, August 01, 2015 

This special nature exploration is set in a private estate in Cape Elizabeth encompassing more than 2,000 acres of exceptional wildlife habitat. Meet at Scarborough Marsh, August 8, 8 am – 12 pm, $25 members, $50 non-members, registration required. Sponsored by Maine Audubon.
Darling Marine Center Open House, Aug 8
Event - Posted - Saturday, August 01, 2015 

To celebrate its 50th anniversary as a year-round research and educational facility, the University of Maine's Darling Marine Center in Walpole is hosting an open house, August 8, 10 am - 2 pm.
Sunset Puffin Cruise, Aug 7
Event - Posted - Friday, July 31, 2015 

An evening boat ride out of New Harbor to Eastern Egg Rock will circle the island several times for great views of puffins, terns, and other seabirds. Meet at New Harbor, August 7, 6:45 am – 8:45 pm, $35 members, $50 non-members, registration required. Sponsored by Maine Audubon.
Connecting the Dots in Toms River and Beyond, Aug 6
Event - Posted - Thursday, July 30, 2015 

Daniel Fagin, who won the Pulitzer Prize with “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation,” will tell the story of a decades-long chemical catastrophe that culminated with one of the largest environmental legal settlements in history. At Marine & Environmental Research Institute, Blue Hill, Aug 6, 6 - 7 pm.
The Goslings Boat Tour, Aug 5
Event - Posted - Wednesday, July 29, 2015 

West Gosling, East Gosling and Irony Island have been a popular stop for boaters for years, and no wonder, as their sandy beaches offer the perfect sunny picnic spot and their forests of conifers and hardwood provide midday shade. Meet at Freeport Town Wharf, August 5, 11:45 am – 2:45 pm, $25 MCHT members, $50 non-members, lunch included, registration required. Sponsored by Maine Coast Heritage Trust.
Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change, Aug 3
Event - Posted - Monday, July 27, 2015 

Ken Druse will talk about “The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change.” At Garland Farm, Bar Harbor, Aug 3, 4 - 5:30 pm, $10 for Beatrix Farrand Society members, $20 for nonmembers. Registration required.
Androscoggin Paddle, Aug 1
Event - Posted - Saturday, July 25, 2015 

Paddle on the Androscoggin River from Gilead to Bethel. August 1, 9 am - 2 pm, $20, pre-register. Sponsored by Natural Resources Council of Maine.
Guided Bigelow Hike, Jul 31-Aug 2
Event - Posted - Friday, July 24, 2015 

Spend the day taking in the natural beauty of Western Maine. Bigelow Mountain is one of Maine’s 4000-foot peaks and while the hike is challenging, going with a guide provides information on the area as well as the comfort of hiking with a group. July 31, 8 am - 11:30 pm, Aug 1, 8 am - 11:30 pm, Aug 2, 8 am - 5 pm. Maine Huts & Trails members $187 for adults and $106 for youths; non-members $205 for adults and $115 for youths. Includes two nights of lodging, all meals and a guide for one day.
Merchant Row Tour, Jul 31
Event - Posted - Friday, July 24, 2015 

More than 50 islands lie in a stunningly beautiful archipelago between Deer Isle and Isle au Haut. MCHT owns and manages 10 island preserves in the archipelago. Spend the day touring this rich land- and sea-scape, including a stop at 48-acre Green Island for a picnic. July 31, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm, registration required, $25 MCHT members, $50 non-members, lunch included. Sponsored by Maine Coast Heritage Trust.
PPH Poll: Aroostook Wind Power
Action Alert - Sunday, July 19, 2015 

Portland Press Herald Poll: Should Maine DEP approve EDP Renewables’ application to build the East Coast’s largest wind farm in Aroostook County?
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What Scott Jurek Missed On Katahdin
Jim Andrews' Self Propelled Travels in Maine Blog - Tuesday, August 04, 2015 

Maybe Scott Jurek was too busy to notice. The world-famous ultra-marathoner and trail runner bagged the peak of Katahdin on July 12 of this year in a quest to break the record for the fastest hike/run of the Appalachian Trail. At Baxter Peak he used the iconic summit sign as a photo prop and a podium as he gave a press conference. He drank and sprayed champagne while he celebrated. Scott Jurek undoubtedly missed a lot of things on his AT thru-hike. He missed the fact that Baxter State Park is not like other places. It had been gifted to the people of Maine for the specific purpose of preserving it from people like himself. Governor Baxter recognized that Katahdin and the surrounding wilderness had a higher purpose than the fulfillment of personal egos and pocket books. The value of Katahdin’s wild peak is not in displaying or celebrating our personal prowess. Instead, it should remind us of how small and insignificant we really are in the grand scheme. Scott Jurek missed that memo.
New mountain trail near Moosehead opening Aug. 7, public invited
Aislinn Sarnacki Act Out Blog - Tuesday, August 04, 2015 

A new trail up Number 4 Mountain near Kokadjo will officially open on Aug. 7, with a guided hike that is open to the public. The trail is the first of several trails planned to be constructed in the Moosehead Lake and 100-Mile Wilderness regions, a joint project by Plum Creek, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands and the Appalachian Mountain Club.
Hike: South Turner Mountain
Aislinn Sarnacki Act Out Blog - Tuesday, August 04, 2015 

South Turner Mountain, rising 3,122 feet above sea level, is known as one of the most rewarding short climbs in Baxter State Park. It’s just a 2-mile hike to the summit, which offers a 360-degree view of the park, including one of the most stunning views of Katahdin, Maine’s tallest mountain.
SBA gives $50,000 each to three Maine organizations
Portland Press Herald - Tuesday, August 04, 2015 

The U.S. Small Business Administration on Tuesday announced it would provide $150,000 in grants to help support entrepreneurship in Maine. E2Tech, which seeks to promote and support entrepreneurs working in the areas of energy and environmental technology, will use the $50,000 grant to support several key programs, including the development of a major event this fall on the state of Maine’s energy, environmental and cleantech sectors, and the study of the ripple effect of clean-energy development in expanding Maine’s manufacturing supply chains.
Boy escapes poverty by living life outdoors in Maine
George Smith's Outdoor News Blog - Tuesday, August 04, 2015 

Bud Simpson grew up in probably the poorest family in Brewer during the Great Depression, and "The Cover" is a book of fascinating stories about how Bud spent all of his time outdoors, from the Penobscot River to Mantawassuk Cove, making his own fishing rods, scavenging from the dump when he could walk there across the river in the winter, escaping from his dilapidated house and sometimes-dysfunctional family.
Obama issues challenge on climate change with power plant rule
Associated Press - Tuesday, August 04, 2015 

President Barack Obama challenged America and the world to step up efforts to fight global warming on Monday at the formal unveiling of his administration’s controversial, ramped-up plan to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. Declaring climate change the greatest threat facing the world, Obama said the regulation requiring the power sector to cut its emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 would reduce Americans’ energy bills and improve the health of vulnerable populations nationwide. The plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity, is meant to put the United States in a strong position at international talks in Paris later this year on reaching a deal to curb global warming.
McCain Foods’ nurse crop project in Maine may help increase potato yields
Bangor Daily News - Tuesday, August 04, 2015 

Representatives from McCain Foods are excited about a new project under way in Aroostook County that has some farmers planting their usual acreage of potatoes right on top of a bed of winter rye, barley or oats. The “nurse crop” project is underway in 10 to 12 spots in The County, Brianne O’Leary, senior field representative for McCain Food said during a recent interview. The planting project is part of the Drive for 45, which is a potato industry initiative in Maine and New Brunswick aimed at increasing potato yields by 45 hundredweight per acre over several years to compete with growers from western states where yields can be twice what they are in the East.
Letter: Yosemite park an example of what Maine could offer
Portland Press Herald - Tuesday, August 04, 2015 

I just got back from visiting Yosemite National Park. Each time we have been fortunate enough to visit one of our national parks, our adventure has been wonderful. We have been able to see the natural wilderness with infrastructure designed to make the most of the surroundings. When Elliotsville Plantation, Inc.’s land is designated as a national park and national recreation area, it will offer a similar experience and draw people from far away who want to see a stunning example of Maine’s North Woods.I encourage Maine’s congressional delegation to take action on Elliotsville Plantation’s generous gift and introduce legislation to designate their land as a national park and national recreation area, so that others may enjoy the area as I have. ~ Carrie Donoghue, Freeport
Letter: Support the park
Bangor Daily News - Tuesday, August 04, 2015 

The time for change in Millinocket, East Millinocket and Medway was when the mills were up and running. A little vision and preparation would have gone a long way in preventing the kind of economic collapse we are seeing in the region now. The mills have been lost, the jobs are gone, the economy is stalled and the taxpayers are on the hook for millions. The fastest, most obvious way to get this economy moving again is through tourism, which is why we need to get the national park and national recreation area in place as quickly as possible. The park will put people to work and pour money into the region. ~ John Hafford, Medway
Ordinance targeting Portland Co.’s waterfront project going to voters
Portland Press Herald - Monday, August 03, 2015 

Portland residents will decide in November whether to enact a city ordinance meant to preserve sweeping harbor views from parts of Munjoy Hill, which if passed could torpedo the redevelopment of the nearby Portland Co. Complex. The City Council voted 9-0 late Monday night to send the referendum question to voters, after a group of residents calling themselves “Save the Soul of Portland” handed in 2,500 voter signatures in early July asking for the public to weigh in. The group is principally opposed to early concepts for redevelopment of the 10-acre Portland Co. site and the possibility of multiple stories of condominiums rising above the grade level of Fore Street, although exact plans for the site haven’t been released by the developer.
Obama’s power plant regulations shove climate change into presidential race
Associated Press - Monday, August 03, 2015 

President Obama’s sweeping new power plant regulations are thrusting the debate over climate change into the race for the White House. To Democrats, rallying around global climate change is a way to energize liberal supporters and paint Republicans as out of touch. To Republicans, Obama’s actions to curb greenhouse gas emissions are burdensome to business and block job creation. Most of the changes Obama outlined would have to be implemented by the next president, if the rules survive court challenges.
Downeaster aims to woo back riders
Mainebiz - Monday, August 03, 2015 

After a year marred by poor on-time performance attributed to construction projects running longer than normal and the harsh winter, the Downeaster trains returned to normal schedules on Saturday for the first time in four months. Patricia Quinn, executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, said she's confident she can get passengers who sought alternate transportation to give the Downeaster another chance.
Critics of climate change plan prepare to challenge it on multiple fronts
Washington Post - Monday, August 03, 2015 

Opponents of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan prepared on Monday for all-out war against the carbon-cutting regulation, blasting the measure publicly while accelerating behind-the-scenes efforts to stop its implementation. On the day of the rule’s official adoption, key lawmakers and industry groups vowed to fight it in Congress and in the courts. The effort by ALEC to fire up state-level resistance to the EPA’s plan was approved July 24 at a meeting in San Diego.
Obama’s plan to slow climate change earns mixed reviews in Maine
Bangor Daily News - Monday, August 03, 2015 

Reactions to President Barack Obama’s ambitious and sweeping climate change announcement on Monday were hot and cold among environmentalists, energy experts and members of Maine’s congressional delegation. Sen. Susan Collins (R) and Sen. Angus King (I), both said they will monitor implementation of the program to ensure that biomass — which means wood products — continues to be an acceptable source of energy for states such as Maine to use to reach renewable energy goals. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D), who represents Maine’s 1st District, was enthusiastic about Obama’s proposal and said it would help curb effects of global warming that are already evident in extreme weather events and ocean acidification. Maine 2nd District U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R) criticized the plan as a government overreach. Dylan Voorhees, clean energy director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, called the plan “great news.”
Kennebec County apple orchards damaged to the core
Kennebec Journal - Monday, August 03, 2015 

It lasted less than two minutes. But in that time, a combination of hail and strong winds battered much of Lakeside Orchards’ crop, bruising and slicing apples across the Manchester farm’s 50 acres of trees. The orchard wasn’t the only farm in the area hit by Saturday afternoon’s storm, which brought gusts up to 50 mph, heavy rainfall and hail to some parts of Kennebec County. “Nature does this to us every once in a while,” said Marilyn Meyerhans, who owns Lakeside Orchards with her husband Steve. “There’s nothing you can do about it. You can’t run out there and put little umbrellas over everything. We take hits.”
You don’t have to pay to get into Acadia one day this month
Bangor Daily News - Monday, August 03, 2015 

In honor of the National Park Service’s 99th anniversary, entrance fees for all parks under the National Park Service’s protection will be waived on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Acadia National Park is among 130 national park system units — out of 400 — that require an entrance fee. Even though the fee to explore Acadia isn’t too expensive to begin with — private vehicles carrying fewer than 16 passengers are only $25 and the pass is valid for seven days — this free entrance day is a pretty good reason to explore the park.
Former Maine Public Advocate Applauds Clean Power Plan
Maine Public Broadcasting Network - Monday, August 03, 2015 

The Obama administration released its final Clean Power Plan this afternoon. The plan sets the first ever carbon emission limits from power plants. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions 30 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2030. Former Maine Public Advocate Steve Ward, who oversaw the public's interest in utility issues, says it's a positive step for the country as a whole and for Maine.
Blueberry harvest delayed Down East
Bangor Daily News - Monday, August 03, 2015 

The beginning of the blueberry harvest has been delayed in the Cherryfield area, which could mean a lower than average harvest for the year. Harvesting, originally scheduled to start Monday, won’t begin until the end of the week or possibly next week, according to Dr. David Yarborough, wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. “There’s still quite a bit of white berries out there,” he said Monday. To begin harvesting now would mean bringing in a lot of lower quality, unripe fruit. So far, Jan. 1 through July 31 has been the coldest on record, and that is likely what caused the delay in blueberry growth. The wild blueberry crop in Maine contributes about $90 million to the state’s economy each year.
Woman finds bags of animal waste in stream
WGME-TV13 - Monday, August 03, 2015 

A woman found bags filled with animal waste in the water in Sweden and officials say it’s not the first time it has happened. On Saturday, the woman was walking her dog along Trull Brook when she saw the bags in the stream. Officials say a few years ago they pulled bags filled with animal waste out of Steven’s Brook in Sweden. They say the illegal dumping is disconcerting. “Someone is doing this on purpose or there is something wrong with them that makes them think throwing it in the water is better than throwing it anywhere else. It’s all appalling, but most alarming in the water,” said Colin Holme of the Lakes Environmental Association. Holme says the brook feeds into Highland Lake and there are bacteria concerns, like E. coli, which can make people sick, especially those with weak immune systems.
Opinion: How a new tax could be the change Maine’s wildlife needs
Bangor Daily News - Monday, August 03, 2015 

Maine is in need of a revolution to end its corrupt and ineffective system of fish and wildlife management. There are growing signs that a citizen-led revolution has begun. Last fall, 279,617 Maine voters said “yes” to banning the cruel and unsportsmanlike practices of bear baiting, trapping and hounding. A swing of less than 3.5 percent of the votes would have changed the outcome. During the recent legislative session, more than 50 fish and wildlife bills were sponsored on behalf of those who kill wildlife. Only two bills were sponsored on behalf of wildlife and wildlife advocates. Wildlife watchers in Maine vastly outnumber hunters and spend some $800 million annually, more than the amount spent by hunters and fishermen combined. One would think that the numbers of nonconsumptive users and their financial contribution would at least buy them a seat at the table, but it does not. Much needs to be done to make Maine responsive to all of its residents rather than a small, vocal minority. The time for that change is now. ~ John Glowa, China
Riverfront redevelopment celebrated in Dover-Foxcroft
Piscataquis Observer - Monday, August 03, 2015 

Since the former Moosehead Manufacturing facility closed its doors along the Piscataquis River in 2007, a number of stakeholders from across the community, state and the country have been working to revitalize the large parcel of downtown property. A milestone in the Riverfront Redevelopment Project took place on the morning of Aug. 1 — a date coinciding with the annual Dover-Foxcroft Shiretown Homecoming and Foxcroft Academy Alumni Weekend — with a Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the Mill Inn and Cafe. The hotel and eating establishment formally opened its doors with the ceremony to join the nearly entirely full apartments as well as office space already in use.
Can New England plug in to growing Canadian hydropower?
Associated Press - Monday, August 03, 2015 

Projects to connect the Northeast's energy grid to Canada's hydropower projects will boost output in coming years, but U.S. critics fear the impact on consumption habits and the environment. Proposals to expand Canadian hydropower in the region include the Maine Green Line, a 300-mile cable underground and under the ocean to the Boston area. Aside from the question of environmental impacts along the routes, critics worry that a vast supply of power from Canada will lull states into a false sense of security and that they’ll let efficiency efforts lapse or shirk requirements to find more renewable sources closer to home. And even advocates of hydropower confess it’s not “carbon-free” because building the reservoirs to power the turbines creates a short-term spike in greenhouse gases when trees are removed.
6 things every American should know about the Clean Power Plan
Summit Voice - Monday, August 03, 2015 

Today, President Obama will unveil the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan — a historic step to cut the carbon pollution driving climate change. Here are six key things every American should know.
Who wins and loses under Obama’s stricter power plant limits
Associated Press - Monday, August 03, 2015 

President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. The tweaks to Obama’s unprecedented emissions limits on power plants, to be unveiled at the White House on Monday, aim to address a bevy of concerns raised by both environmentalist and the energy industry. Winners: environmentalists, procrastinating states, renewable energy. Losers: your power bill, natural gas, energy efficiency.
Editorial: Bring local food movement to University of Maine System campuses
Portland Press Herald - Monday, August 03, 2015 

Maine’s farming industry, and the popularity of the food it provides, have exploded in the decade since the University of Maine System signed its last food-service contract. In that time, the number of farmers markets has doubled. So it makes perfect sense that those local foods are part of the UMaine System’s next 10-year contract, a change that would benefit both the students and staff at the seven campuses covered by the contract, and the Maine farms that could use new customers. That’s the goal of a new collaborative, Maine Food for the UMaine System, a group of local farm and food advocates that last week asked the UMaine System board of trustees to set as a goal sourcing 20 percent of its food from inside the state.
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