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Maine's new strategy for offshore wind energy

Maine's Governor Janet Mills announces the development of a port on Sears Island to support floating offshore wind farms, aiming to position the state as a leader in renewable energy.

Heather Richards reports for E&E News.

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Climate change splits Maine lawmakers trying to aid storm-ravaged coastal towns

Maine lawmakers mulling how to help coastal communities devastated by back-to-back storms this month are airing ideas that are shaped in part by partisan splits on climate change.

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Worsening floods may force some Mainers to flee their homes

Areas that have been developed in Maine over the past 20 years that were considered safe are now seeing the effects of climate change and increased flooding risk.
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As Casco Bay warms, climate change alters its chemistry in unexpected ways

Heavy rains most likely caused low salinity and dissolved oxygen rates in Casco Bay this year, raising long-term pollution and productivity concerns for the local section of the fast-warming Gulf of Maine.

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Maine voters, seething over electric bills, to vote on power company takeover

Maine voters are joining a burgeoning national movement of consumers frustrated with power companies that they feel are unaccountable to ratepayers.

Opinion: In Maine, a return of tribal land shows how conservation can work best

Opinion: In Maine, a return of tribal land shows how conservation can work best

The environmental movement’s most promising shot at future success is to reach for Native American conservation strategies from the past.
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Maine lobster fishing at risk as climate change effects hit

Lobsterwoman Krista Tripp doesn't need a scientist to tell her the normally cold waters off the coast of Maine are warming. The submersible thermometer she takes on every fishing trip proves that.