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Understanding and Preparing for Abrupt Climate Change, Feb 6
Event - Posted - Thursday, January 30, 2014 

Alder Stone Fuller has been teaching science at the college level since the 1970s but in the 1990s he realized that he needed to make a change. His concern is not for the future of the earth and mankind in the years to come but for what could happen right now in our lifetime, which he believes calls for action immediately and not just words and ideas. At Rockland Public Library, Feb 6, 6:30 pm. Sponsored by Camden Conference.
What’s the Truth About Genetically Modified Foods? Feb 6
Event - Posted - Thursday, January 30, 2014 

No topic in agriculture is more polarizing or excites emotions like genetically modified foods. At the Belfast Free Library, Feb 6, 6:30-8 pm. Sponsored by Camden Conference.
The Memorials of Acadia, Feb 6
Event - Posted - Thursday, January 30, 2014 

Don Lenahan will give a presentation about the special little markers to be found throughout Acadia National Park. At Jesup Memorial Library, Feb 6, 10 am.
Who Gives a Dam? Feb 6
Event - Posted - Thursday, January 30, 2014 

Natural resource economist Lynne Lewis will talk about "When Environmental Economics and Economic Hydrology Collide." At Bates College, Lewiston, Pettengill G52, Feb 6, 4:45 pm.
February outdoor events
Event - Posted - Thursday, January 30, 2014 

A list, however incomplete, of Maine outdoor events in February compiled by Aislinn Sarnacki.
How Are Things Changing in Coastal Maine? Feb 5
Event - Posted - Sunday, January 26, 2014 

Esperanza Stancioff, UMaine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant, will focus on current research on how climate is changing, in what ways it might change in the future, and what sort of adaptation is under way. Feb 5, 6:30 pm. $5 donation suggested. Sponsored by Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association.
Nationwide Vigils to Protest Keystone XL, Feb 3
Action Alert - Saturday, January 25, 2014 

On the evening of Monday, February 3, citizens will come together around the country to make our voices heard to stop the Keystone XL oil pipeline. More than half a dozen vigils are planned in Maine:
• Auburn―5:30 p.m. at Festival Plaza
• Bangor―5:00 p.m. by the Bangor Public Library
• Belfast―5:00 p.m. on the bridge over the Passy
• Brunswick―5:00 p.m. on The Green on Main Street
• Portland―5:30 p.m. in Monument Square
• Waterville―4:15 p.m. at the intersection of Elm and Silver Streets
• York―6:00 p.m. at Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
Wind power, Feb 1
Event - Posted - Saturday, January 25, 2014 

Residents of Trescott and Edmunds, two of Maine’s Unorganized Territory communities included as “expedited permitting areas” for wind power development, are invited to a local meeting to discuss LD 616, which would restore UT residents’ rights to participate in public hearings on wind developments. At Cobscook Community Learning Center, Trescott, Feb. 1, 9:30 am.
Munson Island Ice Cutting Hike, Feb 1
Event - Posted - Saturday, January 25, 2014 

Join Maine Guide Dale Tobey for a guided snowshoe/ski/hike on West Grand Lake to Munson Island for the traditional ice harvest. Meet at the Grand Lake Stream Town Building to carpool, Feb 1, 9:30 am, weather dependent. Sponsored by Downeast Lakes Land Trust.
Tar Sands Exposed, Feb 1
Event - Posted - Saturday, January 25, 2014 

In the context of climate change, tar sands oil is a “carbon bomb” as destructive a force as any known to date, with the risk of literally making the planet uninhabitable. At UMaine, Orono, Wells conference center, Feb 1, 2 pm.
NRCM winter outing, Feb 1
Event - Posted - Saturday, January 25, 2014 

Join the Natural Resources Council of Maine for a morning of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on groomed trails. At Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, Feb 1, 10 am - 1 pm. RSVP NRCM.
Inter-Continental Day of Action, Jan 31
Event - Posted - Friday, January 24, 2014 

564 organizations have signed a letter opposing Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This Friday (and into the weekend) is an international TPP Day of Action, during which people in 50 cities and towns across North America will be taking their message of opposition to back-room dealmaking into the streets.
Climate Reality, Jan 31
Event - Posted - Friday, January 24, 2014 

Sharon Tisher, a professor at the University of Maine in Orono, will speak about Climate Change. At Congregational Church in Cumberland, Jan 31, 6:30 pm.
Tar Sands Exposed, Jan 31
Event - Posted - Friday, January 24, 2014 

In the context of climate change, tar sands oil is a “carbon bomb” as destructive a force as any known to date, with the risk of literally making the planet uninhabitable. At University of Southern Maine, Portland, Jan 31, 7 pm, $10 suggested donation.
XC skiing in Acadia National Park, Jan 31-Feb 2
Event - Posted - Friday, January 24, 2014 

A weekend of outdoor activities in Acadia National Park. Stay in downtown Bar Harbor hotel and dine in local restaurants. Conditions permitting ski on the carriage trials; if not enough snow, hike or snowshoe on the hiking trails. Registration required. $111/person double room, $222/person single room. Jan 31-Feb 2. Sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Chapter.
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