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Urchin harvest begins Downeast

The sea urchin harvest season began Oct. 1 and continues through March 3. Kasey Nicholas Smith, a student at the University of Maine at Machias, was aboard the Pandalus of Eastport, captained by George "Butch" Harris, to photograph the work. The boat's crew includes Clifton Smith Jr. and Frederick Moore IV.… SEE MORE
The Schwörers look up and out of their home on the Pachama.

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The Swiss family climatologists

In the Arctic, islanders are being forced to abandon the land where they’ve lived for generations, because eroding coastlines and rising sea levels have made their homes uninhabitable.​ As permafrost melts and the ice retreats, they are losing the fishing and hunting on which their livelihood depends. In Nova Scotia… SEE MORE

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Weather stations on Wifi may help limit shellfish closures

A grant from the Maine Coastal Program will allow regulators to more precisely identify what areas of the Washington County coast need to be closed to shellfish harvesting after heavy rains. The $27,000 Coastal Communities grant, awarded to the Washington County Council of Governments, will pay for the purchase of ten… SEE MORE

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Weather, water patterns change as sea ice disappears

In an overview of climate change science at the public forum held in advance of the Arctic Council meetings in Portland, Sen. Angus King concluded that “something serious is happening, and it’s happening faster than we thought.” Later in the day, a panel of scientists gave the details on the… SEE MORE