WASHINGTON, DC - October 15 The Senate continues the budget battle this week with the consideration of the Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations bill, which sets levels for education spending, as well as other key domestic programs. President Bush has already stated he plans to veto the bill because it provides $64.9 billion for the Education Department. Bush's proposed budget appropriates only $61 billion-$3.9 billion less than Congress' budget and $1.3 billion less than the Education Department received last year. The Bush administration, in the same Read more
LINCOLNVILLE: Organic lawn care is catching on, and an event scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Camden Public Library will help spread the word. That's when award-winning garden writer Paul Tukey, author of "The Organic Lawn Care Manual" and publisher of People, Places & Plants, will speak at the invitation of Citizens for a Green Camden.
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Citizens for a Green Camden, a group of about 10, formed after one of its members, Marsha Smith, noticed a sign on a public lawn indicating a pesticide had been applied. Read more
Opponents said again Tuesday night bringing a Wal-Mart to Belfast would destroy the unique character that brought them here and will harm local businesses. Almost all the 20 or so residents who spoke at the hearing opposed the amendments that effectively lift the 75,000-square-foot cap on new retail stores to permit one large general merchandise store and supermarket in the Route 3 Commercial District.
AUGUSTA, Maine --A northeastern grocery chain said Wednesday it plans to build the first supermarket of its kind anywhere that meets a building industry group's highest environmental standard.
Hannaford Bros. Co.'s plan calls for a supermarket so green that plants will be grown on part of its roof to add insulation and control stormwater. The store is to be built on a former high-school site in the capital of a state that prides itself on environmental leadership.
"This is a great day in Maine," said Gov. John Baldacci, who joined Hannaford's officials for the Read more
WATERVILLE - Maine joined the rest of the nation Friday in allowing the use of a genetically modified corn that is resistant to insects.
Citing a mandate to try to reduce the use of pesticides, the Board of Pesticides Control approved applications by Dow AgroSciences, Pioneer Hi-Bred International and Monsanto to register seven Bt corn products to be grown for animal feed.
While allowing the corn to be grown in Maine for the first time, the board plans to develop rules for the crops' use to alleviate organic farmers' fears of contamination.
(New York, NY) A new national study released today
found for the first time ever that over 60% of polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
packaging tested contains toxic heavy metals that violate state toxics
in packaging laws in 19 states. Inks and colorants used on plastic
shopping and mailing bags were the other packaging materials with
frequently detected heavy metals. The study was conducted by
the Toxics In Packaging Clearinghouse, a network of nine state
environmental agencies coordinating toxics in packaging
Opponents' efforts to thwart the expansion of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other big-box retailers have graduated from city-council chambers to the statehouse.
Maine Gov. John Baldacci last week signed into law a measure requiring developers of retail stores exceeding 75,000 square feet to conduct studies gauging the project's impact on municipal services, the environment and local businesses. The proposed store can't be approved if the studies find it is likely to cause a quantifiable, "undue adverse impact" on more than one of those fronts and is expected to have a harmful effect on Read more