Billions in eventual legal settlements with 3M and other companies that used PFAS could help cover testing, cleanup and health costs. But those cases may stretch for decades.
Walmart weighs options as state board denies “dark store” tax appeal in Thomaston
More appeals are pending as big box stores attempt to reduce property taxes around Maine
Visualizing Maine’s progress toward its climate goals
Officials project Maine will meet its 2045 emissions goal, but admit emissions will have to start declining faster to get there on time.
Dire warnings about New England’s winter power grid reliability
Though these warnings did not come to fruition last winter, the geopolitical situation is different this year.
Scouting Maine’s top greenhouse gas emitters by satellite
New data shines a light on the sources of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.
Panel: Maine’s rising seas prompt local adaptation challenges, but solutions are possible
The rise in sea levels, caused by the expansion of warming waters and melting ice sheets, has accelerated since the 1990s. Maine’s Climate Council says coastal communities should plan for 1.5 feet of rise by 2050.
70s in November? What fall warming means for Maine
Overnight temperatures are a key climate signal and reason why Maine has experienced a warm November. More humidity during the day traps more heat that doesn’t burn off at night and sticks around.
What you need to know about new wind and transmission line proposals for Northern Maine
Aroostook County is rich in untapped renewable energy potential, which is why the area has become a holy grail that has remained out of reach for decades.
A pricey winter on oil makes the case for heat pumps
With 60 percent of Maine homes dependent on fuel oil, higher than any other state, the current economic and climatic instability only serves to underscore the reasons the state has long focused on heat pump adoption.
Lessons for Maine lobster from Alaska’s crab collapse
What’s happening to Alaska’s crabs are a useful cautionary tale because of the economic and cultural ripple effects.
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