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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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Ambassador Steven Pifer taps into 25 years of State Department experience to talk Ukraine-Russia

A one-time U.S. ambassador to Ukraine shares insights from his work focusing on relations with Europe and the Soviet Union, as well as arms control and security issues.