The sewer treatment plant in Portland's East End.

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Rising seas, bigger storms threaten sewer plants

Over the course of three days in April 2007, a storm dumped 8.5 inches of rain over Southern Maine, causing massive flooding, especially where the floodwaters met the sea. The Ogunquit sewer treatment plant, and the access road to the plant, were flooded. Five years later, an engineering report concluded… SEE MORE
Island view off Corea.

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Surprising facts about the ocean

By Heather Deese, Ph. D. Looking for that fascinating tidbit to liven up the VHF radio chatter or cocktail party conversation this summer? Here are four facts about the ocean—on scales from global to local—that might surprise you and will definitely wow most of your friends and neighbors. #1: Ice sheets exert… SEE MORE
A mosquito doing its thing.

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​New weapon in war on mosquitoes

In the age of mosquito-borne Zika virus and tick-borne Lyme disease, a plant oil-based spray could be what the manufacturer says is a safe way to deploy a broad-based application to kill the insects. Peter Daley is a franchise operator for Bridgeville, Penn.-based Mosquito Terminators. Daley began advertising in The… SEE MORE