Youth activists, encouraged by the passage of a pioneering mandate, are leading the state and nation toward fossil fuel divestment.
Community solar farms hold great potential benefits for Maine – if the State does more to guide the industry’s growth.
Climate predictions don’t generally factor in surface winds, despite some indications they may be changing.
More widespread impact investing could help Maine tackle pressing social and environmental needs
Maine can’t wait to finance clean energy and climate resilience.
Passage of a bill to ban aerial spraying would be a long overdue step toward managing Maine forests as ecosystems.
Achieving the state’s goal of Maine residents eating 30 percent locally sourced foods by 2030 will require fundamental changes to the food system – and more investments.
Ambitious state, federal and global targets for protected lands could help slow the intertwined climate and extinction crises, and support local food production.
Advancing renewable power is not sufficient: Maine needs a strategic plan and policy changes to help households and businesses get off fossil fuels.
Maine should avoid new natural gas infrastructure and instead electrify heating systems for long-term savings, climate stability, safety and indoor air quality.
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