There are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors as Maine moves from autumn towards winter. Here is the Exception's recap of all the Maine environmental news and notes from media outlets across the state.
Maine hunters are donating lots of game this year to help feed the hungry. [The Exception] 
Thanks to a joint state-federal program, around 70 ships in Maine and New Hampshire have received new, cleaner-burning engines. [Bangor Daily News] 
Jon Hinck, a lawyer who was worked with environmental groups like the Natural Resources Council of Maine and Greenpeace, has entered the Democratic primary over the Senate seat currently held by Olympia Snowe. [The Exception] 
The Department of Environmental Protection has certified Food City in Turner, Royal River Natural Foods in Freeport and Bathras Market in South Portland as "Environmental Leaders." [Seacoast Online] 
A green coalition wants to put an initiative on the 2012 ballot which would mandate that 20 percent of Maine’s electricity comes from renewable energy sources. [The Exception] 
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