The list below is an automated news feed from reliable state, national, and international news sources over the last week. (See bottom of this page for an ARCHIVE.)

Climate News (Nat‘l and Int’l)

Climate News (Maine)

  • Clean Energy Corridor has real benefits

    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
    Maine, leaving the region to continue depending on fossil fuels for its energy. The real issue behind all this remains the fight against climate change.

Maine Smart Growth Awards nominations sought

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Nominations are opene for GrowSmart Maine’s Third annual statewide Smart … to climate change that safeguards the built or natural environment.

University of Maine lab seeing more ticks so far this season

fox23maine.com
PORTLAND (WGME) – The University of Maine Tick Lab is reporting an increase in the amount of ticks sent for … Climate change is in part to blame.

Mass shift to remote work could redefine Maine’s climate goals

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
The most effective way to slash climatechanging gases and fossil-fuel burning is to electrify the economy, spending untold millions of taxpayer and …

Coronavirus nothing next to climate change

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
It played a documentary, “Climate Change – the Facts’. It was a BBC documentary hosted by Richard Attenborough. I know that coronavirus has …

MDI High earns national ‘green’ award

Mount Desert Islander
“MDI High was the first high school in Maine to generate all of its electricity … “Most students will engage with the related issues of climate change …
  • SJW Group Announces Quarterly Dividend

    Odessa American
    Maine Water Company in Maine; and SJWTX, Inc. (dba Canyon Lake Water Service Company) in Texas – possess the … (4) unanticipated weather conditions and changes in seasonality; (5) climate change and the effects thereof; …

Maine’s youth climate activists move their strike online

  • Lisa Pohlmann: What we can do about climate change

    Lewiston Sun Journal
    Janet Mills who has made climate action a priority. The Maine Climate Council is currently developing a new statewide Climate Action Plan by the end …
  • Journey Into Climate with Paul Andrew Mayewski Feb. 26

    Gustavus Adolphus College News (blog)
    Mayewski is the director and professor of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. He is a distinguished Professor in the Schools of …
  • Yes! to Public Power

    PenBayPilot.com (blog)
    Something there is that just doesn’t love Central Maine Power (CMP). … those who want to focus their time and attention on limiting climate change, …
  • Voters Really Care About Climate Change

    The Atlantic
    In poll after poll, the results are clear: Climate change is one of the most … “This is the first time in American political history where climate change is not … Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, …
  • This wonderful book will make you hungry

    Bangor Daily News
    Given that I love food and Downeast Maine, when I saw the book title, … She also expresses real concern about the impacts of climate change, …
  • Paul LePage To Run for Governor in Maine in 2022

    NewBostonPost (blog)
    February 20, 2020. Former Maine Governor Paul LePage plans to run for governor once again in the state in 2022. LePage confirmed it in an interview …
  • Fully Decarbonizing the New England Electric System

    Mount Desert Islander
    BAR HARBOR — Policymakers in Maine and elsewhere who are concerned with the threat of climate change are increasingly adopting goals that …

We all have a role to play in combating climate change

Bangor Daily News
In order to make a meaningful difference on climate change, we’re going to … Did you know the carbon already stored in 100 acres of Maine forest is …

Mainers’ health vulnerable to climate change

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
At the recent Maine Climate Council meeting, we learned how vulnerable Mainers are to the health impacts of climate change. Over the past 100 years …
  • Dealing with climate change

    Boothbay Register
    If the state of Maine went 100% zero carbon tomorrow, it would have absolutely no measurable impact on the climate of the future but would absolutely …
  • Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact WFMJ Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact … struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices. … A spokesman for Maine’s Democratic Gov.

Mills praises immigrants, rips CMP in first State of the State address

mainebeacon.com
In her first State of the State address Tuesday evening, Maine Governor … fighting child abuse and domestic violence, confronting climate change, …

Letter: Balentine needs to get his facts straight on CMP line

Press Herald
But as stated by the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM.org), “CMP’s transmission line would do nothing to reduce climatechanging pollution …

Gov. Mills aims for bipartisanship in first State of the State address

WGME
“The Gulf of Maine is both a challenge and an opportunity. it is our new … republicans to work with democrats on issues surrounding climate change, …

Young farmers face heightened risks from climate change

Food & Environment Reporting Network
Young farmers face heightened risks from climate change … “With climate change, it’s hard to put your finger on single events,” says Ben Whalen, who has farmed for three years at Bumbleroot Organic Farm near Portland, Maine.

Industrial site developer wins Philadelphia refinery auction

Energy News Network
The developer of a $270 million wind project in Maine says it is on track for a … Chris Coons of Delaware says climate change can be addressed by …

Commentary: Make it easier for Maine shoppers to avoid single-use plastic

Press Herald
… causing them to focus on the waste (specifically single-use plastic) from their homes and businesses as a way to combat climate change and protect …

January 16, 2020

Gideon to Hammer Away on Corporate Donations in Senate Race

U.S. News & World Report
… care to the cost of prescription drugs to tackling climate change has to end.” … Collins already had the most money ever raised by a Maine candidate …

Another View: Events demand urgency on climate

Press Herald
Although we have solutions, what we lack in the fight against human-caused climate change is urgency: urgency that the world is burning and that …

Maine Voices: Green New Deal will defuse threat of modern life as dystopia

Press Herald
And what about dear old Maine? If warming continues unabated, today’s toddlers will live to see our climate become like that of Virginia and the sea …

ARCHIVE Nat‘t and Int’l Climate News

January 9, 2020

We adapted to climate change and sea level rise

Martha’s Vineyard Times
It is late December 2050, and we on Martha’s Vineyard have seen so many changes over the past three decades! Back in 2020, I was finishing up a …

Adrianne Kimber: Urge Congress to take action on climate change

Sierra Sun
Clearly, climate change is already affecting our communities, our economy and our everyday lives. It is our responsibility as citizens to act to stop the …

The Hartford cites climate change as it limits insurance coverage of businesses with stake in coal …

Hartford Courant
The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., citing rising worries about climate change, is limiting its insurance coverage of companies in the fossil fuel …

Generation Z Fears Climate Change More Than Anything Else

Forbes
Climate change tops the list of vital challenges of our time, say young people interviewed by Amnesty International. The new ‘Future of humanity’ …
        1. COP25: UN climate change conference, 5 things you need to know

          UN News
          Climate change is happening—the world is already 1.1°C warmer than it was at the onset of the industrial revolution, and it is already having a …

ARCHIVE Climate News (Maine)

Another View: Events demand urgency on climate

Press Herald
Although we have solutions, what we lack in the fight against human-caused climate change is urgency: urgency that the world is burning and that …

Maine Voices: Green New Deal will defuse threat of modern life as dystopia

Press Herald
And what about dear old Maine? If warming continues unabated, today’s toddlers will live to see our climate become like that of Virginia and the sea …

Commentary: Fixing the faults of the free market

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
One can only guess what he’d say about the climate crisis; I suspect he would reject the science behind human-caused climate change because it …

About 200 people jump into cold ocean for 12th annual Polar Bear Dip and Dash

WABI
PORTLAND, Maine (WMTW) – About 200 people took a dip into the frigid … that focuses on environmental advocacy and climate change research.

Calendar Listings for the Week beginning December 31

Freepress Online
The talk by the Registered Maine Guide and Certified CyberTracker is free. … “Climate Change, the Decline of Birds and Insects, and Other Alarming …

Environmental victories at state level highlight 2019

Augusta Free Press
“In 2019, environmental action from Maine to California and Florida to … the tremendous dangers associated with climate change, big changes are …