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This week…

... Washington County is the focus of our “Climate Driven” series. This means we’ve made it to eight of Maine’s counties and will continue our trek to finish in Cumberland County in time for Earth Day 2023.

The mix of stories is good for Washington County. Come with us on a foliage leaf peeping trip, read on to understand how carbon offsets are protecting Maine forests, and learn why the promise of tidal power might not be quite what investors had hoped.

Across The Ten, we’ll also take a gander at secret sounds of silent animals, ponder how Viking runes made their way to Oklahoma, and gain insight into the influencers connecting with young people to give career advice.

Plus, Tuesday is Election Day and the Maine Public news team will have full coverage on radio, TV, and online. In this issue, you can read a great profile, highlighting the concerns of a group of young voters from immigrant backgrounds as they think about the election. We partnered with the Portland Press Herald to get some great portraits of these young people. I think you’ll like it!

Catch you later,


Mark Simpson, News Director

Maine Public: How climate change is impacting Maine’s iconic fall foliage

Scientists refer to fall as the most understudied season in climate change research. There are still a lot of unknowns. Yet, understanding the effect of climate change on foliage is critical for regions like Down East Maine, where fall tourism is a billion-dollar industry.

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Maine Public: What are carbon offsets? And how is this controversial tool helping to protect Maine's forests?

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Maine Public: A group hopes to rid Maine elections of foreign money in ballot initiative

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BBC Travel: The mysterious Viking runes found in a landlocked US state

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Maine Public: Machias' aging dike could be replaced by a bridge with fish passage. Some locals are opposed

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Connecticut Public: Scientist discovers ancient turkey relative we enjoy at Thanksgiving

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Maine Public: Young immigrant voters detail their concerns and hopes for Maine

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Maine Public: 12 years after splashy Eastport launch, company still isn't producing any tidal power

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NPR: Dozens of species were assumed to be mute — until they were recorded making sounds

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BBC Worklife: Why some young workers are flocking to 'career influencers'

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The recipes have already started rolling in for Maine Public’s Dash of Maine Cooking Challenge.  Our first submission was a Maple Pumpkin-Pecan Pie with Whiskey Butter Sauce recipe! At stake?  Two winners will each receive a $250 gift certificate to Now You're Cooking in Bath. Not too shabby! Submit a favorite recipe and a photo of your completed dish by MIDNIGHT, Wednesday, December 14 to Maine Public at [email protected].

Click HERE for all the details!

Winners will be selected by Maine chefs Stephen Corry (Petite Jacqueline and 555 North) and David Turin (David's and David's 388). A HUGE thanks to our Dash of Maine Cooking Challenge sponsors — Central Maine Power and Real Maine — without whose support these types of experiences would not be possible.


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