|Maine’s shrimp could serve as climate change barometer|
Portland Press Herald - 5/9/2009.By John Richardson – It's hard to imagine a creature more in tune to the environment than the Maine shrimp. Timing is everything for an animal that lives five years and spawns just two or three times. It also helps that shrimp have one of nature's strangest and most efficient life cycles: All shrimp are male for the first half of their lives, and female for the second.
|EPA issues warning for flea treatment|
Bangor Daily News - 5/9/2009.By Sharon Kiley Mack – As flea season approaches and tick infestations move north, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is warning dog and cat owners about potential health risks to their animals from a variety of spot-on flea and tick medications.
|Blueberry study finds cardiovascular benefit|
Bangor Daily News - 5/9/2009.By Sharon Kiley Mack – New research at the University of Maine is showing that wild blueberries may have a cardioprotective effect by helping to regulate blood pressure and combat heart disease, specifically atherosclerosis. Maine is the world’s largest producer of wild blueberries. David Bell, executive director of the Maine Wild Blueberry Commission, said Friday that Dr. Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, professor of clinical nutrition and lead researcher from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, conducted studies over the past decade.
Bangor Daily News - 5/9/2009.Editorial – Natural resources, we are often told, are one of Maine’s most important assets. If this is true, it is past time for the state to update the way it manages and promotes these resources.