Fred Bever

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These young men catch more than lobsters. They also catch a break

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Four Black teens are learning how to lobster in a new program called "Lift All Boats." Maine's seafood packing plants have a diverse workforce, but commercial fishing is mostly white.


Bringing diversity to Maine's nearly all-white lobster fleet

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Many of the workers in Maine's lobster processing industry are people of color, but lobstermen are almost all white. A new program is aiming to diversify the state's lobster fleet.


Solar projects are on hold as U.S. investigates whether China is skirting trade rules

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

A federal investigation of allegations that China is illegally avoiding duties on solar panels sold to U.S. companies is putting the brakes on the nation's solar power build-out.


Examining the marine heatwave experience last year in the Gulf of Maine

Monday, March 28, 2022

New research finds the Gulf of Maine hit record hot temperatures in 2021. It's warming three times faster than the world's oceans, and is already seeing major disruption to its ocean ecosystems.


Climate change is causing problems for puffins

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Maine's Atlantic puffins took a big hit this year. Chicks' survival rate plummeted after a record-setting "marine heatwave" disrupted food supplies.


The survival rate of puffin chicks in Maine plunged this summer

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Maine's Atlantic puffins took a big hit. Chicks' survival rate plummeted after a record-setting "marine heatwave" disrupted food supplies, showing how climate change is driving vast ecosystem change.


Blueberries In Danger: Temperatures In Maine Spike To Scorching 90s

Monday, June 07, 2021

Temperatures are reaching into the 90s in Maine as the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. bakes in unseasonably hot weather.


The Year We Learned To Cook Seafood At Home, And Sent Prices Soaring

Friday, May 28, 2021

A lot of Americans learned to shuck oysters and cook fish at home during the pandemic. Now that restaurants are getting back to normal, there's a supply crunch.


'Run The Oil Industry In Reverse': Fighting Climate Change By Farming Kelp

Monday, March 01, 2021

A Maine startup is drawing high-profile support for its low-tech plan to soak up carbon emissions. It says its kelp farms will sink to the ocean floor and lock the carbon away for millennia.


A Maine Startup Wants To Pull Carbon Out Of The Atmosphere Using Kelp

Sunday, February 21, 2021

A Maine startup is drawing high-profile support for its low-tech plan to address climate change. It wants to use kelp farms to capture carbon, then bury it for millennia at the bottom of the sea.


Maine's Seasonal Businesses Feeling Economic Effects Of The Coronavirus

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Maine's economy relies heavily on summer tourism. With Memorial Day around the corner, many business owners are figuring out when and whether they'll be allowed to reopen.


Maine Volunteers Work To Seal Drafty Homes, Save Energy

Monday, December 24, 2018

In Maine, volunteers have partnered with an energy efficiency group to provide insulating window inserts for low-income, rural homes.


For President Bush, Escaping To Maine Was A 'Point Of View'

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

No matter where in the globe former President Bush's pursuits took him, he circled back every year, as if tethered, to Walker's Point — his family's estate in Kennebunkport, Maine.


Maine Lobstermen Forced To Diversify Their Work As Coastal Waters Warm

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Maine's coastal waters are warming quickly. Lobster may not be abundant forever so fishermen are finding new ways to make a living on the water.


Will Americans Embrace A Zeal For Eel? This Maine Entrepreneur Hopes So

Monday, October 15, 2018

Most catches are exported to unagi-loving Asian nations, which pay up to thousands of dollars per pound. But one woman is raising and marketing eels for U.S. buyers: "Why not keep that value at home?"


Tariffs Hit Maine's Lobster Industry

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Dealers ship millions of dollars' worth of live Maine lobster to China but much of that business may be headed to Canadian lobstermen after hefty new tariffs.


Plan For New England Powerline From Canada Drawing Criticism

Monday, June 18, 2018

A transmission line to bring green energy from Canada to Massachusetts is drawing local and national criticism. That's because it would cut through the forests of Maine, across the Appalachian Trail, and over a treasured river gorge.


To Save Whales, Maine's Iconic Lobster Industry May Have To Change

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Scientists says to help whales, the ropes used to tend lobster traps must be changed or eliminated. Mainers who catch lobster for a living feel they're being singled out for an international problem.


Coastal Islanders Band Together For Broadband

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

If you've ever dreamed of the good life on one of Maine's coastal islands, be forewarned: the Internet ranges from lousy to nonexistent.


For Maine Islands, Internet Means Opportunity

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Residents of some Maine islands say lack of decent internet is keeping them from participating in the economy. Jobs are in short supply and telecommuting isn't practical.