UMaine research, resources cited in BDN editorial on vulnerability of Maine’s coast

Research from the University of Maine was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News editorial, “Look ahead to the vulnerability of Maine’s coast.” The sea off Maine’s coast is rising at a rate of about 1.9 millimeters per year, far faster than any time in the past 5,000 years, according to UMaine’s “Maine’s Climate Future: 2015 Update,” the editorial states. The Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension have compiled information on initiatives undertaken in coastal communities to build resilience to storms, rising seas and changing fisheries, and they offer lessons for towns and individuals, according to the BDN. The editorial also pointed to the Maine Sea Grant website for people to learn more about how to assess the threats most relevant to their property and prepare.