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New Emissions Limits for Power Plants Go Easy on Maine

Aug 3, 2015

Portland Press Herald: While the political debate over global warming continues, Maine is already experiencing clear signs of a changing climate.

The Gulf of Maine is heating up faster than 99 percent of the world’s large bodies of saltwater, according to analyses conducted by scientists at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. From 1982 to 2004, water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine increased by about 0.05 degrees per year, but since then have been warming at a rate of roughly 0.5 degrees per year.