|Lobster dieoffs linked to plastic pollution, including bisphenol A|
Treehugger - 8/11/2010.By Jaymi Heimbuch – Molecular biologist Hans Laufer, of the University of Connecticut, has discovered that waterborne chemicals leached from plastics and detergents seem to contribute to "shell disease," which has caused huge dieoffs among lobsters of Long Island Sound during the past ten years.
|US unsure if cloned meat has been sold in North America|
Organic Consumers - 8/10/2010.By Sarah Schmidt, Postmedia News – Ottawa: The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on Tuesday said he doesn't know whether cloned cows or their offspring have made it into the North American food supply.
|Gulf of Maine changing|
Bangor Daily News - 8/9/2010.By Kelsey Abbott and Justin Ries – The Gulf of Maine is and always has been an essential part of the coastal New England economy. Throughout history, the bounty of the Gulf of Maine has fluctuated due to fishing pressures, technology and species’ popularity. As these changes have affected some parts of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem more than others, New England fishermen and lobstermen have adapted by shifting their efforts to different parts of the ecosystem. But what would happen if the entire Gulf of Maine ecosystem changed at once? We may soon find out.
|A refreshing glance at late-season possibilities|
Maine Sunday Telegram - 8/8/2010.By Tom Atwell – For some people, the best of the gardening season is just arriving. "Everyone does garden tours in spring and summer," Steve Palmer of Plainview Farms in North Yarmouth said while he was giving me a tour about a week ago. "But what would be really good is to have a tour in September or October."