Flames on the north side of Lassell Island are visible from North Haven on April 14.

Even on Islands, Fire Danger Proves Real

4/17/2012 - We've all seen the fire danger warnings recently and heard the discussions about conditions being as dry as they are in the height of summer. But on an island on Penobscot Bay last weekend, the danger proved very real indeed, as a wildfire burned a significant portion of Lasell Island,… SEE MORE
Osprey sets sail in Surry. Photo by Mindy Viechnicki.

COA Launches New Research/Teaching Vessel

4/13/2012 - College of the Atlantic’s new vessel, the M/V Osprey, has been launched, and is at the ready for educational excursions at the college’s dock on Frenchman Bay. The vessel is licensed to hold up to 36 students and two crew members. Cruising quietly, at a speed of up to 26… SEE MORE
Tom Kutcher has been appointed as the new Narragansett Baykeeper.

RI Native Appointed As Narragansett Baykeeper

4/12/2012 - Save The Bay, a community-based organization committed to protecting and restoring Narragansett Bay, announces the appointment of Tom Kutcher as Narragansett Baykeeper, a licensed program of the Waterkeeper Alliance. Kutcher will lead the prominent on-the-water advocacy and watchdog program for the organization. Kutcher brings extensive experience in coastal ecology from… SEE MORE
Whale Alert is a fantastic new app for tracking, and protecting, North Atlantic Right Whales.

Avoiding Whale Strikes? There’s an App For That

4/12/2012 - It's almost hard to comprehend how carefully we tiny humans must be when traveling around right whales, the massive cetaceans who make an annual migration from the Gulf of Maine down to Florida and the southeastern U.S. And yet impacts between ships and right whales are the leading cause of… SEE MORE
A beautiful April afternoon in Owls Head.

Exploring a Hidden Gem: Owls Head

4/10/2012 - Sometimes small towns can go overlooked. And sometimes those same small towns can have an attraction that, were it located in a more well-known destination, would bring far more visitors than it actually does. Owls Head is one such place. The lighthouse and surrounding state park are both perfect places… SEE MORE
An early spring is bringing fears of a severe drought in Rhode Island and elsewhere in New England.

Dangers of an Early Drought in RI

4/5/2012 - It has been an early spring so far, and as leaves and buds come out, trees and plants will start sucking water out of the ground at a very fast pace. Generally, this is a time of abundant water (April showers bring May flowers!). This year, however, our streams are… SEE MORE