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There’s Something About Water That Makes Us, Coincidentally, Reflective

I had finished mowing, weed whacking, pool sweeping and cleaning up and decided to take a ride.  I grabbed a bag of chips and a soda and drove to a nearby pit in the woods.  I knew there was a pond there.  I drove up to it and sat, looking out over the water....

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Popular Science,June 2013, POPSCI.com
Popular Science,June 2013, POPSCI.com

Maine’s Underwater Turbines on Cover of June 2013 Popular Science

Ocean Renewable Power, a Maine-based tidal power company has a cover on Popular Science. (Yes, I did not realize the still produced Popular Science either)

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Walking in the woods    Matt Cardy

Bill to Arm Forest Rangers Not Supported in Committee

A bill to allow Maine forest rangers to carry guns has stalled and may be carried over for consideration next year. Nearly 20 forest rangers testified in favor of the bill last month.

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images
Christopher Furlong, Getty Images

Edible Landscaping Bill for Capitol Park Awaits Governors Signature

The "An Act to Require Edible Landscaping in a Portion of Capitol Park" passed in both the house and senate and is governor's signature away from becoming the law of the land.

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Getty Images
Getty Images

Lyme Disease: What You Should Know to Be Safe This Summer

That is one gross picture of those nasty little blood suckers. I have shared how much I HATE ticks and how they scare me. It is time to take on some facts about Lyme disease. How can we leave the house and protect ourselves, our families and pets.

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photo by Pat Michaud Photograph
photo by Pat Michaud Photograph

Lyme Disease: Why Renee Nelson is Afraid to Walk in the Woods [Part 1]

That is my old dog, Coffee, he passed way from complications of Lyme disease. I love walking in the woods. In the Augusta area we have some AMAZING places to walk.  But I have become overcome by fear. I am scared of ticks and Lyme disease.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

May 4th is Naked Gardening Day

Hold on to your bugbane, fairy wands and red hot poker Saturday, May 4th is the 10th annual World Naked Gardening Day!  People around the world are encouraged to garden ‘au natural’.

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Renee's ShadowDog and his new Earth Day collar
Renee's ShadowDog and his new Earth Day collar

Every Day Should be Earth Day

Monday, April 22 is Earth Day. In full disclosure, I am a tree hugger and proud of it. Every day I look around and see how much more I could be doing. I see what we all could be doing. But here are some easy ways to take it easy on Mother Earth. Even my ShadowDog is getting in the mood with his new Earth Day collar. He likes nature.

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Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Stephen Hawking Says Mankind Can’t Survive on Earth More Than Another 1,000 Years

Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking says the human race is doomed, unless we figure out how to leave Earth behind in the next 1,000 years.

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Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images
Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images

Thin Ice is Starting to be a Concern for Maine Wardens

Spring is getting closer and the Maine Warden Service is warning people that ice conditions across Maine lakes and ponds are becoming dangerous.  Before you head out on the ice, you really should test the thickness using an ice chisel or ice auger and check with locals known thin ice areas.

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