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Announcement - Tuesday, November 24, 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
Acadia National Park pass half-price sale
Announcement - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

Annual entrance passes for Acadia National Park will be on sale at half-price from Dec. 1–31 at the park headquarters visitor center.
Trails of History, Nov 27
Event - Posted - Friday, November 20, 2015 

Bar Harbor author Tom St. Germain rereleases his guide to Mount Desert Island’s hiking trails, “Trails of History,” At Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor, Nov 27, 7 pm.
Stop gutting funding of our conservation lands
Action Alert - Tuesday, November 17, 2015 

On Nov 18, the U.S. House Natural Resource Committee will discuss a proposal by Rep. Bishop (Utah) to gut the Land & Water Conservation Fund program, which is used to protect our National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, National Forests, historic sites, and the Appalachian Trail as well as local parks and recreation areas. It would also substantially cut Forest Legacy allocations. Maine has received more than $172 million for LWCF and Forest Legacy projects, which has leveraged millions more in state and private funds. Urge U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin of Maine to reject Bishop's proposal and to support LWCF Reauthorization (H.R. 1814).
Maine Farm, Fish and Food Innovation Challenge, Nov 22
Event - Posted - Sunday, November 15, 2015 

The final day of the Maine Farm, Fish and Food Innovation Challenge seeks to sustainable business models to get more Maine produced food and harvested fish to local and regional markets. Barton Seaver, Director of the Sustainable Seafood and Health Initiative at Harvard School of Public Health, will speak about Empowering Food Economies. At Bowdoin College, Kresge Auditorium, Brunswick, Nov 22, 2:15-3:45 pm.
Reading Animal Signs, Nov 22
Event - Posted - Sunday, November 15, 2015 

At Cathance River Education Alliance, Topsham, Nov 22, 1 pm.
Wild Goose Chase, Nov 21
Event - Posted - Saturday, November 14, 2015 

Travel by van to check various locations around Falmouth, Cumberland and Yarmouth that attract Canada, Snow, Cackling and Greater White-fronted Geese, and rarities. At Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, Nov 21, 9 am - 12 noon. Maine Audubon members $10; non-members $15.
Reduce reliance on pesticides
Action Alert - Thursday, November 12, 2015 

There has been a nearly 700 percent increase in pesticides used in and around homes and in public areas in Maine in the past 20 years. The Maine Board of Pesticides Control meets to consider action at Augusta, Nov 13, 8:30 am. Urge the BPC to reduce reliance on pesticides, increase education efforts about alternatives to pesticides, and to track and report on pesticide sales in Maine. ~ Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Conversations About Maine’s Future, Nov 20
Event - Posted - Thursday, November 12, 2015 

A summit featuring discussions about Maine's energy future, the next rural economy, reinventing education, broadband connections, the need for more people, and climate change. Includes "Maine's Next Economy" book release. At Univ of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, Portland, Nov 20, 8 am - 4 pm, $75. Sponsored by Envision Maine.
Revisiting the Deep Ecology Movement in Norway, Nov 19
Event - Posted - Thursday, November 12, 2015 

Student stories from the field continue with college seniors Britta Clark and Michela Moscufo, discussing their summer Otis Fellowship experience in Norway. At Bates College, Lewiston, Nov 19, 12 pm.
An Evening with Bernd Heinrich, Nov 19
Event - Posted - Thursday, November 12, 2015 

Bernd Heinrich, for our November Speaker Series. He will discuss the mysterious and often puzzling behavior of several bird species he has encountered over the years. At Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, Nov 19, 7 pm. Maine Audubon members $10; non-members $15.
Sustainability and the American Lobster, Nov 19
Event - Posted - Thursday, November 12, 2015 

Dr. Richard Wahle will discuss the history of challenges in the Maine lobster fishery, and the current struggle to make the lobster fishery sustainable. At Holden Frost House, The Highlands, Topsham, Nov 19, 2 pm, limited seating, RSVP 3+ days ahead.
Revisiting the Deep Ecology Movement in Norway, Nov 19
Event - Posted - Thursday, November 12, 2015 

Bates seniors Britta Clark and Michela Moscufo discuss their summer 2015 fellowship experience in Norway. Sponsored by the environmental studies program. At Bates College, Lewiston, Commons 221, Meeting Room, Nov 19, 12 pm.
Water Quality of the Kennebec Estuary, Nov 18
Event - Posted - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 

This lecture will detail the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s water sampling and water quality programs in the towns of Georgetown and Phippsburg. At Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Nov 18, 7 pm.
Androscoggin Land Trust Annual Meeting, Nov 18
Event - Posted - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 

Share an epic photographic journey and hear inspiring stories of the exciting adventures that Matt Palmierello and Danielle Katz of Rivers for Change had paddling the Androscoggin River on stand-up paddleboards. At Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn, Nov 18, 5:30 pm.
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Owner of Nova Star ferry seeks release of ship but gaming company objects
Portland Press Herald - Wednesday, November 25, 2015 

The owner of the Nova Star ferry on Wednesday filed a motion in federal court seeking the vessel’s release so it can be put to work elsewhere. But a gaming company that owns 70 slot machines still aboard the vessel objected, saying the court should not let the Nova Star sail out of Portland Harbor before giving the company a chance to get its equipment off the ship. A federal magistrate judge set a emergency hearing for 2:30 p.m. Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland to resolve the issue.
EPA withdraws approval of new weed killer for genetically engineered crops
Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015 

The Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday withdrew approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans. The EPA announced the decision after receiving new information from manufacturer Dow AgroSciences that a weed killer called Enlist Duo is probably more toxic to other plants than previously thought. It was originally approved a year ago and is designed to be used with new strains of genetically modified corn and soybeans. The agency says it needs to study whether wider buffer zones will be required to protect non-target plants.
Portland hydrokinetic power company lands $2.2 million grant
Portland Press Herald - Wednesday, November 25, 2015 

Ocean Renewable Power Co., a Portland-based hydrokinetic power company, has received $2.2 million grant from the federal Department of Energy to continue work on its innovative river and tidal turbines. The award was announced Tuesday by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, part of a $125 million package of grants awarded to 41 companies working on transformational energy projects, according to a statement from the secretary’s office. ORPC, which has pioneered turbine designs to harness power in tides and rivers, intends to use the grant to improve the efficiency of its power generation systems.
Avian Haven reshapes Dedham eagle’s broken beak
Bangor Daily News - Wednesday, November 25, 2015 

On the snow-dusted boat launch of Phillips Lake in Dedham, a small group had gathered Tuesday to witness the release of the female bald eagle. For the past month and a half, the eagle had been recovering from an injury at Avian Haven, a bird rehabilitation center in Freedom. It was time for it to be set free.
Column: Inspirational speakers have messages everyone can take to heart
Kennebec Journal - Wednesday, November 25, 2015 

I found inspiration in Portland on Nov. 12. At the Ocean Gateway I attended an Evening for the Environment hosted by the Maine Conservation Voters. Republican Sen. Roger Katz received the 2015 Harrison L. Richardson Environmental Leadership Award. Adam Lee, presenting the award, said, “Sen. Katz is a hero of mine. And I’m a Democrat.” U.S. Sen. Angus King noted that, “Roger Katz is a model legislator.” I completely agree with Lee and King. And I loved the way Katz reminded the audience that Maine has had many Republican conservation heroes. The Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. was the keynote speaker. We’re the last generation to feel the impact of climate change,” he said, “the last generation who can do something about it.” Tough talk. Just what we all need to hear. ~ George Smith
Letter: Tree Growth Tax does its job
Bangor Daily News - Wednesday, November 25, 2015 

In a Nov. 12 BDN article about lawmakers touring pulp paper mills, Sen. Mike Thibodeau condemned Maine’s small-private landowners as hindrances to the pulp industry. He parroted the LePage administration’s gag line that, if only landowners enrolled in Maine’s Tree Growth Tax Law harvested more timber, then our mills would be flush with cheap wood. The Maine Forest Service’s 2014 report to the Maine Legislature stated “that landowners enrolled in the Tree Growth program in the organized municipalities were responsible for an average of 53 percent of reported harvest acres...and landowners enrolled in the Tree Growth program appear to be…keeping up their end of the bargain.” Tree Growth serves Maine well, and sustains a steady supply of wood and related employment and helps provide plentiful bird, mammal and fish habitat. ~ Harold Burnett, Two Trees Forestry, Winthrop
Bowman takes the helm at the Land Trust Alliance
Other - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

Andrew Bowman has been named the next president of the Land Trust Alliance. Bowman, who will assume his new role February 10, comes from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, where he has served most recently as program director for the environment, responsible for more than $100 million in grant funding. He earned a master’s degree in city and regional planning at the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Laws in environmental and natural resources at the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, and a Juris Doctor degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Waste Disposal Laws Overhaul Proposed by Maine Legislator
Maine Public Broadcasting Network - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

Studies indicate that every person in Maine generates at least four pounds of trash a day. That adds up to millions of pounds that to be disposed of, somehow, every year. Maine has not looked at its solid waste laws for 15 years. Sen. Tom Saviello, a republican from Wilton says "its time." "We set some recycling goals in those, we aren't coming close to meeting those goals so as a result we have to look at why and what can we do to help them," he says.
Tidal power firm awarded $2.25 million federal grant
Bangor Daily News - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

Ocean Renewable Power Co. has won a $2.25 million federal grant to build a deployment, anchor and retrieval system for its tidal and river power generation turbines. The U.S. Department of Energy funding will allow the company to develop ways to lower the costs of deploying, retrieving and anchoring its tidal and river power turbines, making them more commercially competitive.
Maine Guide Helps Disabled Vets Enjoy the Outdoors
Maine Public Broadcasting Network - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

Mainers love the outdoors. Many grew up in camping, fishing and hunting families, and have maintained a lifelong connection to those traditions. But for some combat veterans, who've experienced serious mental and physical disabilities, its much more difficult to enjoy the recreational activities that have such an important part of their lives. Registered Maine Guide Rip Thibodeau is making it his life's mission to see that all veterans, regardless of disability, can enjoy the Maine woods.
Hike: Ship Harbor Nature Trail in Acadia National Park
Aislinn Sarnacki Act Out Blog - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

The Ship Harbor Nature Trail is one of several easy, family-friendly hikes in Acadia National Park. Shaped like a figure eight, the trail leads to the rocky coastline and through a whimsical spruce forest-fir forest. Along the way, beautifully illustrated nature displays help walkers interpret their surroundings.
Better batteries key in race to beat global warming
Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery. If batteries can get better, cheaper and store more power safely, then electric cars and solar- or wind- powered homes become more viable – even on cloudy days or when the wind isn’t blowing. These types of technological solutions will be one of the more hopeful aspects of United Nations climate talks that begin next week in Paris.
Southern New England states work together to request renewable energy proposals
Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

Companies designing projects to bring clean electricity to southern New England say they’re grateful Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have finally made a request for proposals to carry that power to the region. But meeting the region’s longer-term goal of expanding the use of renewable electricity from wind, solar and hydroelectricity will require more transmission capacity than the states requested, said Edward Krapels, the CEO of Anbaric Transmission, which is proposing one project in Maine and another Vermont.
Panel recommends continuing moratorium on Maine shrimp fishing in 2016
Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

A key panel says Maine shrimp are still depleted and fishing regulators’ moratorium on fishing for them should remain in effect in 2016. Fishermen haven’t been able to catch the shrimp since 2013. They were previously sought by commercial fishermen from Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts and were a popular winter item at fish markets.The interstate Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Technical Committee says prospects for shrimp recovery are poor for the near future. The committee is asking the Northern Shrimp Section to extend the moratorium. A report issued by the shrimp technical committee says warming New England waters will create an “increasingly inhospitable” environment for the shrimp and conservation measures are needed.
Orono Bog Boardwalk receives $30,000 grant
Aislinn Sarnacki Act Out Blog - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

The Orono Bog Boardwalk reconstruction campaign has received a $30,000 grant from the Maine Timberlands Charitable Trust established by the late Barbara Wheatland, Boardwalk Director Jim Bird announced today. This grant, the result of a competitive proposal, constitutes sponsorship of an interpretive station and five boardwalk sections. It supports a major part of Phase 3A of the boardwalk reconstruction project, which will replace 48 deteriorating sections of the boardwalk with composite sections, aluminum sidings, and stainless steel footings.
Scientific Proof That Exxon And The Kochs Distorted The Public’s Understanding Of Climate Change
Climate Progress - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

When it comes to climate deniers in the halls of Congress, some have suggested that their rejection of the scientific consensus on climate change stems from their financial ties to the fossil fuel industry. But it turns out that it’s not just members of Congress whose climate doubt may be traced back to corporate influence — a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that over the last 20 years, private funding has had an important influence on the overall polarization of climate change as a topic in the United States.
Editorial: Collins, King, Poliquin offer way forward on national park issue
Bangor Daily News - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

Members of Maine’s congressional delegation deserve praise for seeking a sensible way forward on the contentious issue of a establishing a national park in northern Maine. In a letter to President Barack Obama dated Friday, Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King and Rep. Bruce Poliquin outlined conditions the president should incorporate if he plans to designate land near Baxter State Park as a national monument, a potential precursor to a national park. The three did not say they supported such a designation and, in fact, raised numerous objections to it. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-1st District, supports the national park plan. Still, the joint letter offers a reasonable starting point for negotiations on preservation of this land while allowing public access and promoting regional economic development.
Opinion: Maine’s forest industry should stop denying reality, help to create a better future
Bangor Daily News - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

On Nov. 17, the Maine Forest Products Council published an OpEd coinciding with the “Transforming Maine’s Pulp and Paper Industry for the Future” conference held in Bangor the same day. Maine has been producing paper for nearly three centuries, but the industry is facing unprecedented, if predictable, challenges. It is not going to vanish. However, neither is it adequately adapting, as the OpEd suggested. How much can Maine afford to spend propping up pulp and paper? In recent years, the state has wasted hundreds of millions of dollars in failed attempts to resuscitate failing mills. We need a realistic assessment of where public funds can best be invested to build our future economy. Meanwhile, industry advocates should stop blocking efforts to create a national park or any other viable conservation proposal that can help diversify Maine’s economy. ~ Jym St. Pierre, RESTORE: The North Woods
Letter: Former state Rep. Mike Shaw expanded wildlife protections
Portland Press Herald - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

Former state Rep. Mike Shaw, D-Standish, recently ended his legislative service. During his almost seven years, he made a substantial contribution to the protection of Maine’s fish and wildlife. As House chair of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee, he garnered support to pass legislation limiting the use of lead tackle to protect loons and lakes from the negative effects of lead poisoning. He also helped to expand protections for brook trout and increase funding for addressing invasive aquatic species. He worked tirelessly to help secure additional funding for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Under his leadership, the IFW Committee unanimously approved legislation adding new species to the state’s Endangered and Threatened Species List, and the Legislature approved these additions. ~ Jenn Burns Gray, Maine Audubon, Falmouth
Letter: No need for national park
Bangor Daily News - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

In all the back and forth between proponents and opponents of the proposed national park there is one issue that has not been addressed adequately and it is this: What will the national park have to offer that Baxter State Park does not? Granted there will be more park acreage, but will there indeed be a significant increase in park visitors, or will the national park drain visitors and revenue from Baxter? ~ Michael Robinson, Lincoln
Maine's first environmental reporter found 'lost' public lands
Working Waterfront - Monday, November 23, 2015 

The story that would become reporter Bob Cummings’ legacy didn’t set his world on fire when White Nichols walked into the Bath Times office in the early 1960s with a story tip. Nichols was a Wiscasset resident who had worked a variety of odd jobs and covered a lot of ground doing so. One of those jobs, he told Cummings, was as part of a survey team that helped create Flagstaff Lake as we know it today. The land he surveyed, he told Cummings, was part of the state’s “lost” public lots. It would be nearly a decade before Cummings pursued the public lots story, but when he finally did, it would consume him for years and bring upon his head both accolades and vilification.
College of the Atlantic students part of Paris U.N. climate talks
Working Waterfront - Monday, November 23, 2015 

A delegation of 17 students from Bar Harbor's College of the Atlantic is in Paris this month to participate in the latest United Nations climate summit, a two-week session expected to yield an international agreement on carbon-emission reductions with a target of keeping global warming increases at or below 2 degrees Celsius.
Turning development theory upside down
Working Waterfront - Monday, November 23, 2015 

What if the premise guiding most municipal economic development schemes were wrong? So wrong, in fact, that this basic assumption is to blame for much of the gap between tax revenue and infrastructure repair? That's the idea Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns asserted during a session of the Community Institute in Brunswick on Oct. 22. He made the case that when municipalities welcome new housing subdivisions, business and industrial parks and big-box shopping plazas—and the new taxes, jobs and spending that come with them—it's a bad bargain. Sure, the mayor gets to cut a ribbon in front of a shiny new development and take a bow for ushering in growth. But when the town takes over plowing, paving and ditching the new roads, expanding capacity at the sewer treatment plant, adding police patrols and fire hydrants—and continues to pay for these services decade after decade—the new tax revenue fails to come close to covering those costs.
Science shedders: Lobster studies yield new understanding
Working Waterfront - Monday, November 23, 2015 

The lobster fishery is a critical part of the United States and Canadian economies. In 2013, the U.S. fishery landed $463 million worth of lobsters ($385 million of which were landed in Maine) and the Canadian fishery brought in approximately $680 million. Landings have been up over 80 percent in both areas since 2007 and are continuing to rise. Due to rapid changes in the ecosystem and implications for the fishery, the U.S. and Canada have joined forces to host a biennial Lobster Science Symposium. This year’s meeting was in Prince Edward Island (PEI) in November, and presenters shared exciting new results.
Opinion: Arm Maine to fight ocean acidification and other climate challenges
Working Waterfront - Monday, November 23, 2015 

The Portland Press Herald’s recent "Mayday" series on the effects of climate change on the Gulf of Maine called attention to a critical fact at the heart of the Island Institute's work: the economic future of Maine’s island and remote coastal communities depends on a healthy, productive Gulf of Maine. In short, we must do everything we can to ensure that our marine economy can thrive over the long term. As Colin Woodard ably demonstrated in the series, the Gulf of Maine is changing—and fast. And some of the biggest changes, especially the threat posed by ocean acidification, are still largely a mystery. Maine’s fishing industry has a wealth of leaders who can help address these challenges—but only if the federal and state governments provide them with the information they need about the way the ocean is changing. ~ Rob Snyder
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Maine Organic Farmers
and Gardeners Assn

Indoor urban farms called wasteful, 'pie in the sky'
By Stacey Shackford - It seems a sensible solution to urban space constraints and a desire for increased local food production: transform abandoned warehouses into indoor farms, or construct purpose-built vertical food factories. But Louis Albright, an emeritus professor of biological and environmental engineering who helped pioneer controlled-environment agriculture, warns that these "high in the sky" proposals intended to reduce food miles and rejuvenate communities may prove to be "pie in the sky" concepts with detrimental impacts on the environment.
11/23/2015 11:00:00 PM

Agriculture Linked to DNA Changes in Ancient Europe
By Carl Zimmer - The agricultural revolution was one of the most profound events in human history, leading to the rise of modern civilization. Now, in the first study of its kind, an international team of scientists has found that after agriculture arrived in Europe 8,500 years ago, people’s DNA underwent widespread changes, altering their height, digestion, immune system and skin color.
11/22/2015 11:00:00 PM

UN Must Include Soil Health in Climate Mitigation Strategies
By Abigail Seiler, Center for Food Safety - Center for Food Safety (CFS) is calling on world leaders to recognize agro-ecological agriculture as a core climate solution during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris this December. CFS, as part of its newly launched Soil Solutions program, will be attending the talks as an accredited representative, participating in events aimed at raising the profile of carbon sequestration through regenerative agriculture, a strategy that holds great potential to address the climate crisis.
11/22/2015 11:00:00 PM

Pesticides Bound to Particles and Not Detectable in Water Harm Aquatic Organisms
Commonly-used pesticides can impact aquatic species over multiple weeks, even when chemicals are no longer detectable in water nor monitored by regulators, according to new research.
11/22/2015 11:00:00 PM

Don’t Let The DARK Act Sneak Through Congress
By Mary Elle Kustin - Some lawmakers are trying to slip the darkest part of the DARK Act onto the must-pass spending bill Congress will consider. Such a move is aimed at Vermont, Alaska, Connecticut, and Maine, which have passed state laws requiring genetically engineered, or “GMO,” food to be labeled. The DARK Act provision would prevent those states from implementing their GMO labeling statutes, starting with Vermont, whose law is scheduled to go into effect July 2016.
11/22/2015 11:00:00 PM

Soper Farms Triples Net Income Switching From GMO Crops to Organic
By Ken Roseboro - Making the transition from conventional to organic farming can be a big leap, but Harn Soper will tell you – based on experience – that it is worth it in terms of better crops, soil and financial returns. Soper, a member of a four-generation Iowa farming family, is so convinced of organic farming's value that he has launched a fund, Sustainable Farm Partners, to increase organic farming in Iowa.
11/21/2015 11:00:00 PM

Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail
By Maryn McKenna - On Thursday, researchers from several Chinese, British and US universities announced in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases that they have identified a new form of resistance, to the very last-ditch drug colistin – and that it is present in both meat animals and people, probably comes from agricultural use of that drug, can move easily among bacteria, and may already be spreading across borders. This is very bad news.
11/20/2015 11:00:00 PM

Regulators and retailers must stop ‘next generation' GMO imports
A new wave of ‘next generation' GM crops resistant to multiple herbicides, may be approved for import into the European Union, writes Helen Wallace, even though the health impact of the herbicide combinations is unknown. Regulators and retailers must refuse to authorise these GMOs or allow their use in any part of the food chain.
11/19/2015 11:00:00 PM

Natural Resources Council
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