Maine Lobstermen Cry ‘Foul’ Over Proposed Searsport Harbor Dredging

A proposed joint federal and state harbor dredging project in Maine has the potential to destroy Maine's robust lobster fishing industry. Other benthic…

$280 Million More for Rural Renewables

U.S. Agriculture Secretary announced $280 million in new Renewable Energy for America Program grants and loans. Two recipients -- Arkansas' Supersave Foods and…
The proposed dredge site is located between Mack Point (bottom), Sears Island (left) and Islesboro (top)

Proposed Dredging of Searsport Harbor Threatens Maine Lobster Industry

This plan puts some of the most productive fishing grounds at stake, threatening Maine's $365 million lobster industry.
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Arborwall Brings Energy Efficient Log Cabins to the Custom-Built Home Market

Based in northern Maine, Arborwall is demonstrating that log cabins can be both sustainable and energy efficient.
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Cohousing: Bringing the Sharing Economy Home

Cohousing is gaining popularity, with many communities in development around the U.S. In contrast to current neighborhoods that are "car-centered," cohousing developments like…

Will a Tool for Measuring Sustainability Benefit Maine?

Two organizations created a sustainability benchmarking tool to help Maine's business owners think about their work in terms of sustainability and find guidance…

How Better Design Can Heal the Fishing Industry

Fishing practices that once sought to maximize the size of the catch, as efficiently as possible through the use of GPS and tracking…

Maine’s Governor Helps SFI Win an Important Battle Over FSC

I have to admit that I got it wrong. Last September, I wrote here about the battle between the competing forest products certification…

Shaw’s Supermarkets Launches Sustainable Seafood Program

Last month, Shaw’s Supermarkets, owned by SUPERVALU, launched a sustainable seafood program in partnership with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Gulf…
Ogunquit, Maine, photo by Leon Kaye, August 2011

Maine Commits to Reduce Oil 30% by 2030

With future energy efficiency concerns an issue, Maine's Republican-dominated legislature passed An Act to Improve Maine’s Energy Security earlier this year.

Should Maine Sell Carbon Credits for Weatherization?

The State of Maine has an ambitious goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 10% below 1990 levels by 2020. To meet this…

Maine Town Rolls Out Trash Metering

One town in Maine has tripled recycling rates while reducing expenses 50%. Sanford residents implemented a trash metering system that requires residents to…

US Gets First Product Stewardship Framework Law

All across the United States, local governments, who carry the burden of waste disposal for their communities, have been overwhelmed by literal mountains…