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    December 20, 2018

    Maine to get 7 more electric car charging stations next year

    The first strand in a statewide web of high-speed electric vehicle chargers will go into place next year.  Efficiency Maine, an agency that promotes energy efficiency, has contracted ChargePoint Inc., a California company, to install and operate seven charging stations on highways from southern Maine to the Quebec border The stations are the start of […]

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    December 12, 2018

    Portland proposes six-month ban on development along waterfront

    Portland City Manager Jon Jennings has proposed a six-month moratorium on waterfront development in an effort to forestall a citizen referendum to block non-marine construction on the city’s piers. If the moratorium is adopted by the City Council, it would pause commercial developments on the water side of Commercial Street in the waterfront central zone.  […]

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    December 8, 2018

    Researchers find new way to convert lobster shells into durable plastic

    A new chemical process could turn discarded lobster shells into biodegradable plastic.  Researchers at McGill University in Montreal say they have found a way to easily turn material from the shells of crustaceans and insects into plastics.  “It is completely nontoxic and generated from waste material,” said Audrey Moores, an assistant professor of chemistry at […]

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