Maine

How to Wean A State Off Oil

With its rural landscape and cold climate, Maine is among America's most oil-dependent and energy-intensive states. Sustainability professionals came together at E2Tech to…

Apple and the Conservation Fund Boost Forest Protection in Maine

This week, Apple partnered with the Conservation Fund to donate 32,400 acres of forest to the Forest Society of Maine. The tech giant's…

Researchers: Global Warming Could Wipe Out Maine Lobsters in 85 Years

A new report from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences predicts the Maine lobster population…

Ecotourism in Maine: Dive-In Theater Wows Audiences With Sea Creatures

Since childhood, Ed Monat was fascinated by the ocean and all things underwater. He now channels this passion to put on a delightful…

Maine Fisheries’ Latest Sustainable Catch: Kelp!

“Fishermen know the water, they have boats, and they are business-minded,” said Dick Clime, a project developer for the Fisheries Project at Coastal…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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.
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