The U.S. government announced a plan to use wasps to eliminate the emerald ash borer. But Maine officials say restrictions on the movement of potentially infested wood products are still needed.
Lobstermen say the rules, which require changes to their gear and number of traps per line, are expensive, dangerous and based on outdated data.
The industry applauds the change, but more than 500 scientists voice concerns to world leaders over its long-term impacts on regulating carbon emissions.
Fears from past mining disasters are resurfacing as Wolfden Resources Corporation attempts to rezone land for a metal mine in Penobscot County. The company recently announced plans to also drill in Washington County.
As Nor’easter season commences, scientists warn an increase in sea level of 1.5 to 1.6 feet by 2050 would result in the loss of 40 percent of Maine’s beaches.
In a week that saw a key permit awarded to the New England Clean Energy Connect project, environmental groups and citizen activists have again ramped up opposition efforts.
The haul includes 14 first-place awards, including nine in the weekly writing division. Monitor staffers Samantha Hogan and Meg Robbins were among the night’s big winners.
This year’s potato harvest was met with an unrelenting drought that diminished crops and tied up water resources for Aroostook County farmers.
The New England Fisheries Management Council will vote Sept. 30 on changing its requirements for groundfish monitoring, which helps inform scientists about the health of fish stocks and determine quotas for different species caught each year.
Declining water levels coupled with no rain in sight leaves Maine farmers especially vulnerable with fall harvest in swing.
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