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Four dams, the Kennebec River and the future of US Atlantic salmon in the balance

While the pandemic has been raging across the world, a high-stakes battle over the future of one of Maine’s largest river systems has been playing out in an obscure federal… Read more »

Talking with CBC-Nova Scotia about the 400-year backstory to the 2020 election

The rest of the world is trying to understand what’s going on with the United States and its (currently not quite resolved) election.  So I very much enjoyed sharing the… Read more »

Talking American Nations and the 2020 election with Denmark’s Zetland Magasin

The world is watching as the U.S. staggers towards the highest stakes election since the 1870s Tuesday, and some reporters have been drawn to American Nations, American Character, Union and… Read more »

How New Brunswick stopped Covid-19 in its tracks

The Canadian province of New Brunswick has weathered the pandemic with zero deaths and no long term care outbreaks and is currently down to just two active cases and no… Read more »

How Gov. LePage spent his final year in office

Maine’s erstwhile governor, Paul LePage, often tried to keep his travels secret, even taxpayer-funded trips, like his stays at the Trump International Hotel in Washington or his trade mission to… Read more »

Six years after lawmakers reverse ban, alewives have banner run in St. Croix River

For seven years now, I’ve reported on the strange saga of the alewives of the St. Croix River, which forms the border between the US and Canada in eastern Maine… Read more »

Cruise tourism impacts in Maine, a series

Over the past four months I’ve been at work on a series on the impact of cruise ship tourism in Maine, where most ports of call have a smaller year-around… Read more »

Maine’s US Senators seek federal response to warming Gulf of Maine

Last week I reported on Canadian researchers having found record-warm water pouring into the primary deepwater entrance to the Gulf of Maine and Maine scientists confirming that they’ve seen similar,… Read more »

Record-warm deepwater pouring into the Gulf of Maine, researchers find

In today’s Portland Press Herald, I wrote about a Canadian research team’s discovery that record-warm Gulf Stream water is pouring into the Gulf of Maine, probably because of a weakening… Read more »

Trump’s Canadian metals tariffs could backfire on Maine

In today’s Portland Press Herald, I have a piece on how President Trump’s 25 percent tariff on imported steel and 10 percent tariff on aluminum could backfire on Maine manufacturers… Read more »