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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

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Federal judge says suit over river salmon can proceed

A federal magistrate judge has recommended lawsuits filed by two environmental groups against two companies that operate hydro-electric dams on the lower Androscoggin River be allowed to go forward. Friends of Merrymeeting Bay and Environment Maine say the recommendation is a preliminary victory in their efforts to save the endangered Atlantic salmon from extinction.

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Group begins to study fate of LURC

Over the summer, a legislative study commission will begin composing a report recommending that the Land Use Regulation Commission be dismantled. LURC - known almost universally by its acronym - is effectively the local government for the state's vast 10.4 million acre unorganized territory, just over half Maine's land area.

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Quimby's park plan could boost Millinocket area's economy

The Millinocket region is in an uproar over Roxanne Quimby's proposal for a national park on her lands between Baxter State Park and the East Branch of the Penobscot. Left out of the debate - so far - is the most valuable part of the equation, the river, and its economic potential. The East Branch could be the artery that makes Quimby's dreams and the region's desperate economic needs flow together.

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Maine surpasses national rate in creation of 'clean' jobs

A new report from the Brookings Institution seeks to get its arms around the nebulous “clean economy,” and finds that Maine’s growth in the sector has tracked national trends, surpassing U.S. rates over the past few years.

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In The Public Interest: Maine Approves Historic Law To Reduce Oil Use (Really!)

The politics of Maine's leadership has shifted dramatically in the past few years. The new Tea Party Governor and Republican-dominated legislature have made waves rolling back energy-efficiency rules, making it easier for insurance companies to raise premiums, and making it harder to register to vote. But just in time for Independence Day, Maine has passed legislation putting the state at the cutting-edge for reducing America's unhealthy dependence on oil. This important tool can reduce global-warming pollution and encourage more efficient alternatives to driving.

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