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Quebec to New England transmission project could be delayed by rival

Here in Maine one of the most controversial public policy issues of recent years has been over a project to connect the massive hydroelectric dams in northern Quebec with the… Read more »

Union paperback launch event, June 24, Blue Hill, Maine

I’ll be speaking on my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the story of United States Nationhood, in a special fundraiser for the Word Literary Arts Festival on June… Read more »

Talking UNION with Texas Public Radio, Northeast Public Radio

Happy Fourth of July everyone, a day when we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence because, yes, it’s our founding document. (The 1789 Constitution was the second take… Read more »

Maine lags rest of New England in pandemic data reporting

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I explore why Maine lags the other five New England states in the daily reporting of all sorts of pandemic-related data, including the fact that… Read more »

Colony, the Press Herald Maine Bicentennial series, concludes

With the world facing the biggest social, economic, and epidemiological crisis in at least two generations, I neglected to post the final two installments of “Colony,” my six part Maine… Read more »

Colony, Chapter 3: Massachusetts’ conquest of Maine

Maine is celebrating the bicentennial of its statehood this year, but the story of our beginnings lies in the millennia and centuries that preceded March 15th, 1820, the day we… Read more »

Speaking (a lot) about most everything at Star Island’s Natural History Week, June 20-27

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be the annual speaker on Star Island, Isles of Shoals, for this year’s Natural History Week, held June 20 to 27. [Update, 5/4/2020: Star… Read more »

Kelp, “forests of the sea,” vanishing from parts of warming Gulf of Maine

Kelp, a foundation species with a role not unlike that of corals in tropical seas, is vanishing from the coasts of New Hampshire and southern Maine due to the rapid… Read more »

Warming of Gulf of Maine choking right whale food supply

In recent years, the endangered North Atlantic right whale has effectively abandoned summer feeding grounds in the eastern Gulf of Maine, showing up instead in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence,… Read more »

Gulf of Maine sees 3rd warmest year on record as monitoring programs wither

The Gulf of Maine — already the second fastest warming part of the world’s oceans — just saw the third warmest year on the 37-year long satellite record, with average… Read more »