Decisions are going to be more and more “Climate Driven” as time progresses...
... That much seems clear as the COP26 conference wraps today. It’s one of the reasons we named our new yearlong series, “Climate Driven.” We want to better understand what’s happening in each of Maine’s 16 counties as they tackle a changing climate. We’re already off to a great start this week starting in York County. You’ll find stories that explore the role of fire in the ecosystem, what kids are doing today to address climate issues, sea level rise in Kittery, and how more vector-borne diseases are changing our relationship with the outdoors and iconic Maine spaces. If you’re not yet sure what the series is all about, watch these videos: here and here.
There’s more to come in our series, including what it takes to use an electric car in Maine, a pivot to Oxford County next month, and much more. You can follow it all online at mainepublic.org/climatedriven.
Also in this week’s issue, the discovery of a new song that George Harrison and Ringo Starr played on, why chopping down invasive trees could help Cape Town’s water woes, and what aqua-culture looks like in Newfoundland.
Mark Simpson, News Director
Maine Public: Fighting fire with fire: As Maine warms up, prescribed burns become more necessary
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