Will the benefits of locally grown food outweigh the energy-intensive processes used by aquafarms?
Katie Brown covered environmental stories for The Maine Monitor. She was the organization’s second Report For America corps member and full-time reporter. Brown previously worked as a newspaper reporter and radio producer in Santa Cruz, California while earning her master's in science communication. She's investigated stories from commercial fishing boats, sacred native mountains and winding smoke-filled highways.
The bill has sparked constitutional arguments and a debate over how more than $17 billion of state funds should be invested to best serve the public.
Proposed legislation would combat PFAS contamination, expand testing and add protections for people who have been affected.
The U.S. government announced a plan to use wasps to eliminate the emerald ash borer. But Maine officials say restrictions on the movement of potentially infested wood products are still needed.
Lobstermen say the rules, which require changes to their gear and number of traps per line, are expensive, dangerous and based on outdated data.
The industry applauds the change, but more than 500 scientists voice concerns to world leaders over its long-term impacts on regulating carbon emissions.
Fears from past mining disasters are resurfacing as Wolfden Resources Corporation attempts to rezone land for a metal mine in Penobscot County. The company recently announced plans to also drill in Washington County.