Conserving land to save our future

Conserving land to save our future

The ethereal refrain of the white-throated sparrow runs through memories of childhood. My own children have rarely heard its call. Bird populations in the U.S. have plummeted since 1970, with 1 in 4 birds disappearing.  The fraction of global species lost each year is...
Don’t bet your boiler on natural gas

Don’t bet your boiler on natural gas

Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns focused on phasing out fossil fuels in Maine.  Amid a torrent of public comments at a recent Rockland City Council meeting to discuss a proposed Midcoast natural gas pipeline, a teenager’s honest expression of...