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Events & Things to Do in Maine Filter

Online Conference for Coastal Communities on Impacts of Rising Water Levels

November 17 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

US Harbors is hosting a free, online conference with internationally renowned experts speaking on key aspects of rising coastal water levels. The purpose of the event is to help communities understand what is happening--and predicted to happen--with rising water-levels and learn about how to track, and plan for, these conditions.… SEE MORE

MWMC Annual Conference: Environmental Justice in a Time of Climate Change

December 2 - December 3

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council (MWMC)  is pleased to announce its 27th Annual Conference, Environmental Justice in a Time of Climate Change, on December 2-3, 2021. This virtual conference will explore themes relating to a more equitable application of strategies across communities to address the shift to a new climatic normal and… SEE MORE

Latest News for Maine Filter

Safety 101: What to Do in a Power Outage

10/27/2021 by US Harbors

Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. A power outage may: Disrupt communications, water and transportation. Close retail businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, ATMs, banks and other services. Cause food spoilage and water contamination. Prevent use of medical devices. Power Outage Tips Keep freezers and refrigerators… SEE MORE

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Study Finds Growing Potential for Toxic Algal Blooms in the Alaskan Arctic

10/27/2021 by US Harbors

Changes in the northern Alaskan Arctic ocean environment have reached a point at which a previously rare phenomenon—widespread blooms of toxic algae—could become more commonplace. These blooms potentially threaten a wide range of marine wildlife and the people who rely on local marine resources for food. That is the conclusion… SEE MORE

https://apnews.com/article/tropical-storm-henri-hurricanes-35b9448730d64a02ca81da6cbbd6dc18/gallery/2758a07106e342419a342821b0a0ca6d

Majority in US Concerned About Climate: AP-NORC/EPIC Poll

10/26/2021 by US Harbors

By Ellen Knickmeyer, Emily Swanson and Nathan Ellgren. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden heads to a vital U.N. climate summit at a time when a majority of Americans regard the deteriorating climate as a problem of high importance to them, an increase from just a few years ago. About 6 out… SEE MORE

https://apnews.com/article/floods-environment-and-nature-california-storms-san-francisco-211a2a22776505c1f0b9fae3eaa93661

Drought-stricken California Doused by Major Storm

10/25/2021 by US Harbors

AN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm barreled toward Southern California after flooding highways, toppling trees and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires across the northern part of the state. Drenching showers and strong winds accompanied the weekend’s arrival of an atmospheric river — a long… SEE MORE

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Fort Scrammel, Casco Bay, ME - By Dirk Ingo Franke - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22110309

Southern Coast & Casco Bay, ME

Casco Bay and Maine's Southern Coast are the most populated areas of Maine, but that doesn't result in any lack of charm or local flavor. Portland, the jewel of Maine, and home to the best food anywhere is a vibrant growing city. The Southern Maine Coast has been blessed with miles picturesque beaches, and islands of pastoral country surrounded by seas of forest. Both history and geography create the chemistry to give you a vacation you won't forget. Enjoy a lobster boat cruise, charter fishing excursion or kayaking excursion along the coast, canoeing on the Mousam River, a trolley ride to the beach, or the thrill of an oceanside amusement park. Open year 'round, the Southern Maine Coast has it all. SEE MORE