Environment

  • Application period for organic certification open

    Application period for organic certification open

    UNITY — MOFGA Certification Services (MCS) is currently accepting applications for organic certification for the 2020 growing season. Applications are accepted through June 30 for organic certification of crops and most livestock products. Interested producers can find forms, materials and resources at www.mofgacertification.org. Applications for processors — the category covering many value-added food products —

  • Fully Decarbonizing the New England Electric System

    Fully Decarbonizing the New England Electric System

    BAR HARBOR — Policymakers in Maine and elsewhere who are concerned with the threat of climate change are increasingly adopting goals that require economy-wide net zero carbon emissions within several decades. Bruce Phillips ’78 joins the College of the Atlantic Human Ecology Forum on Thursday, Feb. 20 to explore what these goals mean for the

  • National Park Service offers summer teacher fellowships at Acadia National Park

    National Park Service offers summer teacher fellowships at Acadia National Park

    BAR HARBOR — The National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting six Acadia Teacher Fellows to spend the summer learning about Acadia National Park’s diverse natural and cultural resources, and ways to protect them. Teachers will be selected to work on Mount Desert Island and at Schoodic Point. Acadia National Park invites full-time, K-12 public classroom school teachers to apply online by Feb. 21.  The Acadia Teacher Fellowship

  • Climate task force plan OK’d

    Climate task force plan OK’d

    BAR HARBOR — The town took a next step Tuesday in responding to the climate emergency it declared in November when a new town Climate Task Force was created, despite some uncertainty about the details of the group’s work and whether the town is the best entity to organize it. Town Council Chairman Jeff Dobbs

  • Air quality monitoring discussed

    Air quality monitoring discussed

    BAR HARBOR — The Cruise Ship Committee is set to work with Town Manager Cornell Knight to develop an air monitoring program. The committee was directed by a unanimous Town Council vote last week to come up with a proposed air monitoring program, and report back to the council. “I’ve been hearing from a lot

  • ‘Tree-mergency’ in Tremont

    ‘Tree-mergency’ in Tremont

    TREMONT — When the Maine Department of Transportation was working on plans to rebuild the Clark Bridge in Tremont, residents requested that a particular Siberian elm tree near the bridge be protected from damage during the work. Several people have voiced concerns that the construction crew is not adhering to residents’ wishes and the tree’s health

  • Volunteers to wield rakes

    Volunteers to wield rakes

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Nearly 500 volunteers are expected on Saturday, Nov. 3, to assist in putting the park’s historic carriage roads “to bed” for the winter. Take Pride in Acadia Day attracts hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to rake leaves and clear drainage ditches along miles of carriage roads in preparation for