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This is THE week! 

We’ve been in Penobscot County all week with our “Climate Driven” series, and what a remarkable batch of stories our reporters have cooked up. I do mean cooked too- it has been HOT this week!

We’re looking at the role 3D printing plays in Maine’s Climate future, what batteries mean for the electric grid, and travel to the top of a tall tower to sample the breeze – and see what the levels of carbon dioxide are telling us about changes in the climate.  Check out our cool video of the tower and read Susan Sharon’s story about the work being done there. Susan even climbed the tower!

Tour de France wrapping up this week — any watchers out there? TDF has been interrupted a few times over the past few weeks by climate activists blocking the route – we know this issue is important around the globe.

Neighbor station WBUR looks at the ramifications of heatwaves of the past, future, and present. And to end on a bicycle note: why and how one German city has leaned on the bicycle as the crux of its transportation model while so many other German cities embraced the automobile.

This is also the last few days that our Emerging Voices Fellowship application is open, so be sure to apply or share it with someone who might be a good fit!


Thanks 10 readers,


Mark Simpson, News Director

Maine Public: A Maine forest offers decades of data on the ability of trees to remove carbon from the air

At the Howland Research Forest, carbon and other greenhouse gas measurements are continuously recorded from the top of several meteorological towers that soar above a lush canopy of spruce, hemlock and white pine.

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Maine Public: Why 3D printing could help reach two of Maine's big goals: climate and affordable housing

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Maine Public: Summer camps can't find staff. That's less child care for parents

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WBUR: A look at heatwaves, past and present, and our climate future

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Maine Public: In East Millinocket, optimism that green technology could revitalize the remains of a paper mill

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NPR: You could save a child from drowning this summer. Here's how

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Maine Public: Big batteries are quickly becoming part of Maine's electric grid

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Maine Public: This Maine farm converts truckloads of food waste to electricity. It could be taking more

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Maine Public: Even with high diesel prices, truckers aren't embracing electric yet

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BBC Travel: Freiburg: Germany’s sustainable and futuristic city set in a forest

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BAM! And right like that we are looking at our All Books Considered Book Club selection for August/September! Up next is Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty. Plenty of time to consume this gem with the book club meeting slated for late September with Cindy Han hosting.

Sign up for the book club (it’s free with no bookmarks attached!) and purchase a copy from our book club sponsor, Bull Moose, or from any of our many book club bookstore partners listed on our book club webpage (take a look at our archived videos of past book club meetings while you are there!).  


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