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Environmentalists accuse state of misleading public about bacteria levels

 State regulators and environmental advocates traded barbs about the health of Maine beaches Tuesday with leaders of the organization Environment Maine accusing the Maine Department of Environmental Protection of misleading the public about bacteria levels in coastal waters.

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Seas rising faster along East Coast, study says

From Cape Hatteras, N.C., to just north of Boston, sea levels are rising much faster than they are around the globe, putting one of the world's most high-value coasts in danger of flooding, government researchers report.

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Moms turn in signatures to extend chemical ban

More than a dozen mothers turned in signatures today to try to compel the state Board of Environmental Protection to ban the chemical bisphenol-A from baby and toddler food packaging.

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