Updates

A legacy of protecting salmon.

Environment Maine has a decade-long record of efforts to protect the Atlantic salmon. Most recently, we successfully challenged an EPA regulation that would have allowed the spraying of pesticides into salmon-bearing streams and rivers.

Headline

CHARTS: On Wind Power, China Kicks Our Butt

Despite recent strides toward climate action, China is still the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases and one of the biggestconsumers of coal —and hence the archetypal global warming scapegoat. But on at least one count, a new study says, China is kicking America's butt, and probably will be for decades: wind energy.

> Keep Reading
Headline

State puts climate change planning on shelf; towns fend for themselves

A howling storm, tidal surge, downed power lines, beaches swept away, coastal residents evacuated.

Hurricane Sandy?

Yes, but it is also the story of the Patriots Day storm of 2007 along the southern Maine coast.

Experts say both storms are harbingers of yet more severe storms to come, made worse by the effects of a warming climate.

> Keep Reading
Headline

New wind farm completed in Hancock County

 A new, 19-turbine wind farm in Hancock County, which has the capacity to supply the average energy needs of 18,000 homes, has been completed.

> Keep Reading
Headline

Is Maine experiencing more 'extreme' precipitation?

According to a Maine-based environmental advocacy group, there is evidence that Maine has been experiencing warmer temperatures and more “extreme precipitation” events in recent years.

> Keep Reading
Headline

5 Climate Hawks Who Won on Tuesday

Climate-minded voters were pleased to see President Obama reelected on Tuesday, and to hear him call out "the destructive power of a warming planet" in his victory speech. But they also scored some notable wins in state houses and Congress this year. Here are five "climate hawks" that will take office in 2013.

> Keep Reading

Pages