Category Archives: Environmental Issues

Pingree picks ticks and deer get sprayed with chemicals to kill them

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  “As the deer snack, their ears, heads, necks and shoulders rub against vertical rollers that are treated with acaricide. Through grooming, the deer also transfer the acaricide to other parts of their bodies.” Yes, some places, worried about Lyme disease, are spraying deer with chemicals to kill the ticks that carry the Lyme virus. […]

These six House Republicans changed their votes and killed the Land for Maine’s Future Projects

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  Many readers asked for the names of the six House Republicans who changed their votes and killed Senator Roger Katz’s bill yesterday that would have allowed the Land for Maine’s Future bonds to be sold without the Governor’s approval. And now I’m going to give you those names. These House members initially voted for […]

Art to save the planet

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What a wonderful idea – creating and using art to educate and motivate people to address climate changes and save the planet. Laurie Sproul and Jean Ann Pollard have teamed up on a worthy and imaginative art show that is now traveling the state. Titled Love it or Lose It, the artists hope their creative […]