Portland, ME: “Straws Can Suck Mud”

Portland Becomes First City in Maine to Ban Plastic Straws Gonna toot my own horn just a wee bit on this Really Awesome Development. Last week, the city of Portland, ME, my current stomping grounds, banned single use plastic drinking straws (and stirrers and splash sticks - but that's less catchy to say). The city... Continue Reading →

Salmon-fed Lobster Is (Not) a Made-up Luxury Meal

Image from University of Maine. Maine is running out of lobster bait. Is salmon the answer? Maine lobster is one of the more well-managed, sustainable, feel-good fisheries around - and it is particularly unique given the close coordination between fishermen, scientists, and government to share management. As a former scientist working on the Maryland blue... Continue Reading →

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