Maine will need more than EVs and chargers to reduce carbon pollution.
About Sea Change
Sea Change provides commentary on contemporary environmental challenges. It tackles an array of topics from a local vantage point – from energy challenges and pollution concerns to health and sustainability practices.
Microplastics: A vast but barely visible problem
Microplastic pollution, overlooked for decades, continue to pervade bodies, air, oceans and soils.
‘Forever chemicals’ expose the need for systemic changes
Regulatory failings underlying the PFAS crisis were evident 60 years ago and are more pronounced today.
Can’t save the forest for the trees: Confronting the loss of species that define Maine woodlands
The decline of beech, ash and hemlock will transform forest ecosystems, disrupt wildlife and exacerbate the climate crisis.
A tangle of plastic pollution ties back to our clothes
Discovering sources of — and solutions for — the microfibers entering soils and waters.
The bumpy road to better electric utility decisions
Adopting new legislation is far easier than changing regulatory culture.
Microplastics on the menu: Why everyone should find Maine’s sludge-spreading ban palatable
Our food products contain more invisible and enduring contaminants than people realize.
An overlooked source of global warming: all our stuff
Estimates of greenhouse gas emissions need to factor in all we consume.
Make way for pollinators
“No Mow May” is one of many steps needed to make cultivated landscapes more ecological.
Countering the culture of convenience
There was once a time that conveniences automatically implied life improvements. Those days are long gone.
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