Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press

Patrick Whittle

The Associated Press

Portland, ME, United States

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Recent articles by Patrick:

Lobster catch headed for decline, not crash, scientists say

A pair of studies by Maine-based scientists suggest the U.S. lobster industry is headed for a period of decline, but not likely a crash → Read More

How a small stretch of ocean stirred a conservation movement

Off the Georgia coast, a decades-old marine sanctuary has emerged as a template for protection in the U.S. and around the world → Read More

How a small stretch of ocean stirred a conservation movement

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — From the surface, these 22 square miles of water are unexceptional. But dip beneath the surface — go down 60 or 70 feet — and you’ll find a spectacular seascape.... → Read More

Lobster catch headed for decline, not crash, scientists say

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A pair of studies by Maine-based scientists suggest the U.S. lobster industry is headed for a period of decline, but likely not a crash. Lobster fishermen have brought... → Read More

Mystic Aquarium, animal defenders tussle over beluga importation

A proposal to import five whales to Connecticut has sparked a standoff between animal welfare groups and an aquarium that says the animals will contribute → Read More

EU rebuffs American pitch of quick deal for more lobsters

The United States trade representative is hoping to broker a deal with the European Union to send more lobsters to Europe, but has received a chilly reception so far → Read More

EU rebuffs American pitch of quick deal for more lobsters

PORTLAND, Maine — The United States trade representative is hoping to broker a deal with the European Union to send more lobsters to Europe, but has receiv → Read More

Plan would protect 21 coral hot spots in Gulf of Mexico

Federal regulators are close to approving a protection plan for corals in the Gulf of Mexico that would create new protected zones designed to allow the corals to grow → Read More

Environmentalists propose Mainers farm quahogs to beat pests

GEORGETOWN (AP) -- Few things are as embedded in Maine’s culture — or its mud — as clams, and an environmental group thinks the key to saving the shellfish might be growing a different kind of bivalve along the state’s coast. Manomet, based in Plymouth, Massachusetts, is proposing the shellfish shift as a way to beat predators that plague Maine’s clam diggers. → Read More

Tension thaws over whale plan between lobstermen, feds

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A group representing Maine's lobstermen says it's now willing to work with the federal government on a plan to protect right whales after withdrawing its support for the plan this summer. → Read More

Tension over whale plan between lobstermen, feds thaws

PORTLAND (AP) -- A group representing Maine's lobstermen says it's now willing to work with the federal government on a plan to protect right whales after withdrawing its support for the plan this summer. The Maine Lobstermen's Association is one of the key stakeholders in an effort to better protect the North Atlantic right whales, which number only about 400 and are vulnerable to entanglement… → Read More

Plan would protect 21 coral hot spots in Gulf of Mexico

Federal regulators are close to approving a protection plan for corals in the Gulf of Mexico that would create new protected zones designed to allow the corals to grow → Read More

Maine High School Suspends Students, Saying Notes They Posted Warning of 'Rapist in Our School' Constituted Bullying

One of the students is now taking the school district to court → Read More

A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs

Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste. → Read More

One State's Solution to Food Waste in Schools? Pigs

Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste. → Read More

A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs

Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste. → Read More

A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste. A law saying schools can give food scraps away to pig farmers is now on the books in the state. The practice of feeding human food waste to pigs goes back millennia, but some school districts in Maine have expressed confusion in recent years about the rules… → Read More

Maine on track for legal marijuana sales by spring 2020

Maine marijuana enthusiasts will probably be able to purchase their preferred products in retail stores by March 2020 after years of waiting. → Read More

Maine on track for legal marijuana sales by spring 2020

AUGUSTA (AP) -- Maine marijuana enthusiasts will probably be able to purchase their preferred products in retail stores by March 2020 after years of waiting. Voters approved legal adult-use marijuana at the polls in November 2016, and the road to legal sales has been long and bumpy. But a key act passed by the Legislature is now in effect, and that means the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy is… → Read More

Maine on track for legal marijuana sales by spring 2020

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine marijuana enthusiasts will probably be able to purchase their preferred products in retail stores by March 2020 after years of wait → Read More