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.
Gov. Paul Maine has signed a new mining regulatory bill, but that doesn't mean mining is new in Maine. In fact, it has a long history in the state going back to the early 1800s, when iron and lead extractions added to the state's better-known granite and limestone quarrying industries. Environmentalists are worried that the law will weaken current mining regulations.
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