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Carbon Sequestration News ItemsTribal forest project helps slow climate change, generates revenue by Edward French - Quoddy Tides5/15/2017 6:14:40 PM
Tribal forest project helps slow climate change, generates revenue by Edward French Quoddy Tides The Passamaquoddy Tribe is now using most of its land in Maine that it acquired through funding from the 1980 Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act both to slow the rate of climate change and to generate millions in revenue by offsetting emissions from ...
How Climate Change Affects the Flow of Carbon from Land to Sea - Eos2/14/2017 7:55:40 AM
Eos How Climate Change Affects the Flow of Carbon from Land to Sea Eos Roughly 3000 cubic meters of water drain into the Gulf of Maine every second from the region's watershed, and 90% of the organic carbon carried by rivers in the northeastern United States is DOC. The team measured DOC export sensitivity in relation ...
Maine Voices: Is biomass energy carbon neutral? Not when you look at the facts - Press Herald1/13/2017 4:04:27 AM
Press Herald Maine Voices: Is biomass energy carbon neutral? Not when you look at the facts Press Herald If climate change is truly a concern, then the dual goals should be to increase carbon sequestration and reduce carbon emissions. To increase carbon sequestration , it would be better to manage for higher-volume forests with bigger trees. To reduce ... and more »
How Trump's scale-back on NASA climate science could hurt Maine - Christian Science Monitor11/29/2016 11:08:17 AM
How Trump's scale-back on NASA climate science could hurt Maine Christian Science Monitor Last week, policy advisors to President-elect Donald Trump announced that the administration would curb NASA's role in climate research. As it happens, many of Maine's scientists aren't happy about that. “We see NASA in an exploration role, in deep ... and more »
Buyers of North Woods lands hopeful about future of Maine forest products - Bangor Daily News11/13/2016 7:29:45 AM
Bangor Daily News Buyers of North Woods lands hopeful about future of Maine forest products Bangor Daily News “They're being built, mostly in Europe and particularly in the U.K. This is not experimental, and it has a potential to make a big difference in carbon sequestration ,” Bahlkow said. Building standards could help that along, he said, if government ... and more »
Fire Management News ItemsChance for Monster ME Wildfire Not So Unlikely - Firehouse.com (press release) (blog)10/23/2017 9:26:47 AM
Firehouse.com (press release) (blog) Chance for Monster ME Wildfire Not So Unlikely Firehouse.com (press release) (blog) Add in a few carelessly tossed cigarette butts, or errant embers from a cooking fire, and the strong winds of Oct. 21-23 fanned a fast-moving rash of forest fires beyond the capability of Maine's loosely organized firefighting crews. "The drought was ... and more »
Learning from the Great Fire of 1947 - Mount Desert Islander10/20/2017 6:59:45 AM
Mount Desert Islander Learning from the Great Fire of 1947 Mount Desert Islander ... Matt Bartlett, Jack Martel, Keith Higgins and Mike Bender were on hand to discuss fire protection today, along with Tony Davis, North Country Fire Management officer for Acadia National Park and Bill Hamilton, chief forest ranger of the Maine ...
Events commemorate Fire of '47 - Mount Desert Islander10/11/2017 7:23:24 AM
Mount Desert Islander Events commemorate Fire of '47 Mount Desert Islander The panelists will include the fire chiefs of the four Mount Desert Island towns and fire management experts from Acadia National Park, the Maine Forest Service and the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission. Tickets cost $10 and can be ...
Author Elizabeth Hand goes to dark places - Press Herald6/4/2017 4:13:45 AM
Press Herald Author Elizabeth Hand goes to dark places Press Herald A few months ago, a line in a Press Herald review of Maine author Elizabeth Hand's latest book, a collection of stories and essays called “Fire. ... The study concluded that “conventional fire management approaches are unlikely to be effective in the ...
Forestry Resources News ItemsStudy begins of York River, 'stunning natural resource' - Bangor Daily News9/2/2015 9:00:35 AM
Bangor Daily News Study begins of York River, 'stunning natural resource' Bangor Daily News ... recreational uses, agricultural and forestry resources and economic impact. Funding for the study came from Congress, through bills introduced by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D- Maine , and Sen. Angus King, I- Maine . The study will determine if the ...
Tribe's forests, a crucial resource, fall prey from within - Press Herald7/25/2014 12:11:32 AM
Press Herald Tribe's forests, a crucial resource, fall prey from within Press Herald In 2006, the year Billy Nicholas became governor, that figure jumped to 15,270, then to 27,860 in 2008 and 29,102 in 2009, the highest harvest since 1985, when huge stands of forest were cut across Maine in response to a severe outbreak of spruce ...
UMaine professor helps business take wood from bottom of lake to the showroom - Bangor Daily News3/15/2014 6:34:05 AM
Bangor Daily News UMaine professor helps business take wood from bottom of lake to the showroom Bangor Daily News “It's part of our service mission to the state,” Rice said of the university. “If we can help with Maine industry, we do so. Everybody in the department [School of Forestry Resources ] does some of it. It's our way of giving back.” Rice's work doesn't ... and more »