ISSUE: Global Warming is NOT Killing Bay of Fundy Herring and Invertebrates

The current herring and invertebrate deaths along the Nova Scotia shore of the Bay of Fundy have folks speculating about cause. One of the persistent claims is that global warming is creating high temperatures in the waters of the Gulf of … Continue reading

ISSUES: Sean Mahoney of the Conservation Law Foundation urges us to take on climate change as a personal issue

“What wakes me in the early morning hours is the realization that Maine, the state that I love so much, is changing right before my very eyes and changing for the worse. Our ocean is warmer than any other body … Continue reading

EXPLORE: Sailing Downeast in the 1930s

During the process of researching our coastal lighthouses, I ran across this publication. If you would like to experience things the way they were, then this is a really great read and source of information.   … Continue reading

POINT LEPREAU NUCLEAR: Tritium output

I’m trying to find the source of this, and will add it later. In the meantime this gives a summary of tritium releases into the air and water at Point Lepreau from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. … Continue reading

POINT LEPREAU NUCLEAR: If you are living on the coast of Fundy in NB, NS or Maine it’s time to put this in perspective.

These Google map images show your proximity to Point Lepreau. If you are following the disaster in Fukushima, Point Lepreau’s operational ups-and-downs, and the failure of nuclear plants around the globe, you will know that the odds of a major … Continue reading

ADVENTURES: Start planning your whale watching tour now!

The season can get busy … so it is wise to book well in advance. … Continue reading

COMMUNITY: The Commons – Nine women who took charge and work to develop Eastport, ME

There are a number of good things happening in the City of Eastport, Maine, including several that are being driven by 9 progressive women from the area. Together they have developed properties and businesses that are surviving the test of time. … Continue reading

MPA: Insights, Challenges and Solutions for Ocean Planning … It Ain’t Gonna be Easy!

Posted on February 29, 2016 – 11:58am, by MEAM staff What keeps ocean planners up at night? How are they tackling the challenges they face? In October 2015, ocean planning leaders from around the world met in Rhode Island, US, … Continue reading

MPA: QUODDY: Protect It or Lose It

Passamaquoddy Bay is known to have the highest biodiversity along the Northeast Atlantic coast. Does it need protection from continued attempts to turn it into an industrial port? Marine Protected Areas (MPA) are created to protect special areas in our … Continue reading

UPDATE – MARINE PROTECTED AREAS: Sometimes good news might not be so good after all.

UPDATE: 10/1/16.  It is interesting to see the polarization taking place already online between the local fishing community and those who are concerned about the marine ecosystem in a broader context. This is exactly what happened with the Marine Park proposal … Continue reading

OPINION: Firing our best public researchers will negatively impact the Bay of Fundy.

The news is filled today with the firing of Dr. Eilish Cleary, New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. While her work on how fracking will affect the health of New Brunswickers is important to the general public, it also provided important … Continue reading

LNG: DELNG submits new report describing proposed export terminal in Passamaquoddy Bay

In spite of the opposition to this project and the clear statement from the Canadian government that LNG tankers will not be allowed passage through Head Harbour Passage, DELNG continues to pursue the construction of a LNG terminal at Robbinston, … Continue reading

LNG: Passamaquoddy Tribe, American and Canadian Groups Continue to Oppose LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay

The following update was received from Save Passamaquoddy Bay Canada, a small incorporated group located in St. Andrews, NB. ******************************************   June 15, 2015 The threat of an LNG facility in Robinston, Maine is still very much with us. We are … Continue reading