Top Stories

Fred Bever / Maine Public File

As The Gulf Of Maine Warms, Lobstermen Explore Different Fisheries

In 30 years, the Gulf of Maine will have been transformed by climate change. Its waters will inexorably grow warmer, and the species that flourish there will be those that can adapt. The same might be said for the Mainers who make their living from the sea. The future of the state's marine economy may well belong to those who can adapt.

Read More

Throughout history, human beings have demonstrated a seemingly innate desire to leave their mark on the world, with some experts suggesting that the same neurochemistry that drives animals to promote their genes also pushes people to want to leave their trace on the planet.

Is Compost the Secret to Making Ag Climate Friendly?

13 hours ago

It’s no secret that organic farmers believe in compost, but just what role compost plays in soil’s ability to store carbon—and keep it out of the atmosphere, where it contributes to climate change—has been less clear.

Bangor’s Longstanding Abortion Provider Will Soon Offer Vasectomies

14 hours ago
Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

A Bangor clinic that has long provided abortions and other health services for women will soon offer its first birth control procedure for men.

After standing by the player for a week and a half, the New England Patriots cut wide receiver Antonio Brown Friday afternoon.

A day after the Patriots signed the star receiver, a woman who had worked for him as a trainer accused Brown of sexual assault and rape in a lawsuit.

Since then, another allegation has surfaced, and the Patriots say it’s best to move in a different direction.

A public university in Maine is joining a group of international institutions that make up the University of the Arctic.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public

2nd District Congressman Jared Golden held a roundtable discussion at Community Concepts in Lewiston, with a focus on addressing the what he calls the "lead crisis in Maine." 

Lobbyists ranging from the cable industry to major electric utilities have reported spending a combined $4.2 million in the newly Democratic Legislature's busy legislative session.

Joe Biden, the former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate, is accusing President Trump of "an overwhelming abuse of power."

Biden's comments on Saturday come amid reports that President Trump urged the leader of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to investigate Biden's son during a phone conversation this summer.

According to multiple reports, what was allegedly said during that July 25 conversation between Trump and the Ukrainian president is now at the center of an intelligence community whistleblower complaint that has roiled the White House.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled legislation this week that would give the federal government sweeping new authority to regulate and lower the cost of prescription drugs. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declared the bill dead on arrival and told Politico it amounts to "socialist price controls."

Climate Change Is Coming for Our Fish Dinners

Sep 21, 2019

Omega-3 fatty acids could be one reason that human brains evolved to be so powerful, but changing water conditions associated with climate change may reduce the amount of omega-3 available for human consumption. A new global tally of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found it will drop in availability by 10%–58% depending on how aggressively humans curb greenhouse gas emissions over the next century.


Maine Public Deep Dive

In this Deep Dive, Maine Public's explores the difficulty of accessing affordable, high-quality child care, as well as possible solutions.

All this week, Maine Public participates in an international reporting initiative to highlight the effects of climate change.