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How early childhood stress could lead to costly adult illnesses

Lori Valigra |

We're all familiar with the short-term stress caused by election politics or our favorite sports team, but researchers at the MDI Biological Laboratory are looking at how chronic exposure to stress...

It’s aquaculture vs. aviation for Trenton aquaculture site

Bird strikes might seem like a strange worry for a potential aquaculture site in Trenton, but that’s exactly what was on the minds of many of the 40 attendees at a public hearing for a proposed...

Hydro dams implicated in large-scale fish kills

Thousands of dead fish have been discovered at two sites in Ellsworth and Brunswick over the past week and conservation groups say they've been asking state and federal agencies as well as a dam...

Acadia's 100th, ideal weather brought big bucks to Bar Harbor

Laurie Schreiber |

Acadia National Park's celebration of its 100th birthday, along with favorable weather, are two top reasons cited for a surge of visitors and business activity this past summer. Another contributing...

Jackson Lab pulls in lots of money, but is there ever enough funding for life-saving research?

Lori Valigra |

Despite the $80 million in funding expected in 2016 — the Bar Harbor-based lab has 19 grants awarded through the first three quarters of this year — there's still a dire need for more.

$143K in fed funds for island communities awarded to Island Institute

Staff |

The Island Institute learned Wednesday that it will receive a USDA Rural Development Rural Community Development Initiative Grant in the amount of $143,350, which it will use to boost economic and...

Acadia centennial helps put Maine on track to break tourism records

Maine lived up to its nickname of Vacationland this summer, as the state is on track to break a number of tourism industry-related records, according to preliminary August data from the Maine Revenue...

Maine flexes environmental muscles in 'Top 50 Green Colleges' list

Staff |

The College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor topped the list of the Princeton Review's seventh-annual edition of the “Top 50 Green Colleges of 2016.”

Jackson Lab expanding into China with university collaboration

Staff |

A goal several years in the making is finally being realized for the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, as the biomedical lab announced that it will be expanding into China through a partnership with...

Downeast economy already reeling from clam flat closures

Mud flats along the coast of Downeast Maine have been closed to clam digging after The Maine Department of Marine Resources detected a type of marine neurotoxin that could afflict clams and other...