This isn’t the first time Big Night volunteers have found evidence of road salt harming amphibians.
Kate Cough covers energy and the environment as a 2021 Report for America corps member, while also serving as the Monitor's enterprise editor. She was previously a reporter for The Ellsworth American before becoming a digital media strategist for The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. Kate graduated with honors from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Magna Cum Laude from Bryn Mawr College.
State officials are accused of long favoring Sears Island, the largest undeveloped island in Penobscot Bay, as the future site of the port.
The mountains of western Maine are rich in minerals, including in the rural town of Newry.
The lithium deposit in Newry would feed the demand for the mineral used in batteries and computer screens. But at what cost?