News of Maine's Coast and Islands
Rob Snyder is the president of the Island Institute. His monthly column explores the issues, ideas, and people that motivate the Institute's work.
Monhegan’s Lyme disease saga begins with the introduction of two species…
re we reviewing our approach to engaging communities so that we include as diverse a group of people as possible?
Rob Snyder, Ph.D.
Communities along the Maine coast have a matter of years to prepare for the climate crisis, not decades.
In 2016, nearly 65 million people were on the move as a result of wars and persecution.
The Island Institute partners with Maine’s island and coastal communities so they can become more resilient…
We Americans love the idea of frontiers, which have played an outsized role in the national imagination.
Here’s an idea that most would agree with—our elders should be able to age in place. But making this happen on an island or in a remote community is an altogether more difficult challenge than it is where I grew up...
He spoke of the need to relocate his island nation within 50-100 years due to sea level rise.
The new fares represent a significant and unanticipated financial burden for the community.