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Women in aquaculture: Yarmouth resident Amanda Moeser

As part of her work as a 2021 Switzer fellow, Natalie Lord has launched the website, A Rising Tide?, highlighting women’s experiences as oyster producers. The project is billed by its sponsors as the first case study to analyze gender in Maine and New Hampshire's...

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Invisible and Indestructible

Maine faces widespread contamination due to PFAS in ubiquitous use and now polluting wells, public water supplies, farmland and food chains. This series explores the pathways by which PFAS cycle through Maine’s environment and the far-reaching repercussions these enduring chemicals will have.

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The Unstoppable Ocean: 10 stories from the edge of Maine

Along Maine’s stunning coastline, vulnerable communities wrestle with the inevitable rise of the sea caused by the warming ocean. Aerial photographer Alex MacLean and reporter Kate Cough found that each community has a different strategy to prepare and adapt.

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Conversations from the Pointed Firs: author and professor Gretchen Legler

In this episode, UMaine Farmington professor Gretchen Legler discusses human connections to the sacred in the natural world.