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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 »

Speaking on the Scots-Irish legacy in Maine and the nation, Aug. 14, Brunswick, Maine

This is the 300th anniversary of the coming of the Scots-Irish to New England and to mark the occasion, there’s a multi-day conference taking place this week at Bowdoin College… Read more »

Talking Maine’s 1820 split from Mass. with KQED’s California Report

This November, Californians will be asked if they want to split their state into three, a measure spearheaded by venture capitalist Tim Draper. I wrote about some of the problems… 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 »

Gov. LePage’s support for offshore drilling at odds with every New England member of Congress

This month, when the Trump administration unveiled its plan to open virtually all areas of U.S. federal waters to oil and gas exploration, most of New England’s elected leaders expressed… Read more »

Can a fallen New Hampshire mill town become the Silicon Valley of human organ manufacturing?

Over at POLITICO, I have the story of how inventor Dean Kamen is leading a $300 million push to resolve bottlenecks in the mass production of genetically-customized human tissues and… Read more »

Facing threat to shellfish industries, Maine doing pretty much nothing

“Mayday,” the Portland Press Herald series on the effects — now and moving forward — of the rapid warming of the Gulf of Maine, came out two years ago and… Read more »

Trump admins’ plans for New England’s marine monument making waves

Here in Maine and New England generally, the Trump administration’s plans to expand exploitation of natural resources in the Kathadin Woods and Waters National Monument has rightly received the lion’s… Read more »