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Aroostook County Could Get Up To 18 Inches Of Snow Thursday Into Friday

Feb 6, 2020
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A winter storm could dump more than a foot of snow over much of northern Maine while coating the coast with an icy mix through Friday night.

The federal government is asking vessels to slow down in an area south of Nantucket because approximately one-eighth of the worldwide population of an endangered whale has been spotted nearby.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 50 North Atlantic right whales were seen in the area on Jan. 31. The agency has enacted a voluntary speed restriction until Feb. 15. The Boston Globe reports the government is encouraging mariners not to travel faster than 10 knots.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine wildlife managers are trying to keep a neurological disease that affects deer out of the state, and they want to let hunters know what they can do to help.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A South American bird of prey that won the hearts of Maine birders when it made an appearance in the state has been mounted by a taxidermist for display.


Court papers say a federal government plan to protect the endangered right whale is snarled in delays and won't likely be available for public comment until the summer. 

Waste management company ecomaine says a pilot project that sent recycling interns into several communities last summer was a success, reducing contamination by about 5 percent.

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A study of Maine’s laws governing all-terrain vehicles is raising concerns for some state lawmakers, who question several of its sweeping proposals.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced new rules that dramatically scale back protections for wetlands and streams.

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department says that a coyote that was strangled by a man after attacking his child had rabies, and that it may not be the only one.

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JACKMAN, Maine - Maine's big game hunting seasons are months away, but the state is starting the process of accepting applications for the moose hunt.

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PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's smelts, a small fish beloved by ice fishermen, appear to be continuing a rebound in population after years of decline.

UMaine Signs Deal To Breed Fish For $110M Fish Farm Planned In Jonesport

Jan 17, 2020
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A Dutch aquaculture firm that plans to build a $110 million land-based fish farm in Jonesport has reached an agreement with the University of Maine to lease space at the school’s aquaculture incubator to breed and hatch fish that the company then will grow to market size.

A morning snowstorm has made for slick roads and a slow morning commute in parts of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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Authorities are seeking the public's help as they investigate the shooting of a bald eagle found Sunday in the western Maine town of Peru.

It felt more like spring than winter around northern New England on Saturday with record high temperatures set around the region.