Nation Jul 24Groups urge state to protect last wild Atlantic salmon in US
Atlantic salmon once teemed in U.S. rivers, but now return from the sea to only a handful of rivers in eastern and central Maine. The fish are protected at the federal level under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, but a…
Nation May 11Federal government approves offshore wind project seen as key to clean energy
An offshore wind project off Massachusetts that would create 800 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 400,000 homes, was approved by the federal government.
Politics Jan 20Biden to review Trump’s changes to national monuments
The moves are part of President Joe Biden's expansive plan to tackle climate change and reverse the Trump administration's “harmful policies,” according to fact sheet issued by the administration on Biden's Inauguration Day.
Nation Nov 23Pandemic has taken a bite out of seafood trade, consumption
The coronavirus pandemic has hurt the U.S. seafood industry due to a precipitous fall in imports and exports and a drop in catch of some species.
Science Aug 31Trump wants to expand aquaculture boom, but environmentalists dig in
President Donald Trump wants to dramatically expand aquaculture production in the United States, but a coalition of environmentalists believes his plan would be bad for the oceans, unnecessary for food security and difficult to implement.
Science Jun 29Worldwide slowdown in fishing unlikely to save rare species
The amount of commercial fishing worldwide has dipped since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but scientists and conservation experts say it's unclear if the slowdown will help jeopardized species of marine life to recover.
Politics Jun 05WATCH: Trump delivers remarks following tour of Puritan Medical Products in Maine
Hundreds of President Donald Trump's supporters and opponents are lining the streets of Guilford, a tiny city in rural Maine where the president is stopping Friday to visit a company that makes specialized swabs for coronavirus testing.
Economy Jun 05WATCH: Trump moves to allow commercial fishing in conservation area
The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts off the New England coast was the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean, and one of just five marine monuments altogether.
Science May 02Solar, wind energy struggle as coronavirus takes toll
The U.S. renewable energy industry is reeling from the new coronavirus pandemic, which has delayed construction, put thousands of skilled laborers out of work and sowed doubts about solar and wind projects on the drawing board.
World Jun 16Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border
Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants.