Patrick Whittle Associated Press Published 5:23 PM EDT Jun 30, 2019 Portland, Maine — Baby lobsters are continuing to appear in high numbers off some parts of Atlantic Canada while tailing off in New England, raising questions about what the valuable shellfish’s population will look like in several years. University of Maine scientist Rick Wahle has documented trends in baby lobster density for years, and released new data for 2018 this month. The new data reinforce recent trends about lobsters that show upticks off sites in Atlantic Canada, such as some areas in Nova Scotia, Wahle said. Meanwhile, the Gulf of Maine reported below average numbers from Bar Harbor to Cape Cod, he said. Young lobsters settle into the ocean bottom, where they take shelter as they grow. Wahle tracks where lobsters are settling in 23 areas from Rhode Island to Prince Edward Island. This year’s data showed high totals in Canadian locations such as St. Mary’s Bay, Nova Scotia, … [Read more...] about Baby lobster trend in Atlantic adds to harvest concerns
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Back story: how NATO emerged from the ashes of WWII The Second World War had been over for roughly a year when former British prime minister Winston Churchill stepped on a podium at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. There he thundered: "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent." On March 5, 1946, at this tiny rural college, Churchill announced the dawn of the Cold War. In this now famous Sinews of Peace speech, he also called for the creation of a military force for "the grand pacification of Europe within the structures of the United Nations." Seated not too far from Churchill, then American president Harry S. Truman listened closely. Truman would, a year later, tell the US parliament that he intended to stanch the communist wave halfway across the Atlantic Ocean, and for that he needed to spend money. It quickly became clear though, that money was not enough to stall Soviet advances. Joseph Stalin, communist … [Read more...] about NATO at 70: what does the future hold for the military alliance?
By Doina Chiacu and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, Canada and European Union on Friday imposed fresh sanctions to punish Russia for its 2018 attack on three Ukrainian ships as well as its annexation of Crimea and its activities in eastern Ukraine. The U.S. Treasury said it targeted four members of Russia's Federal Security Services for their involvement in the naval clash in the Kerch Strait linking the Black and Avov seas near Crimea, the U.S. Treasury said in a statement. Russia opened fire on and seized three Ukrainian naval ships off the coast of Russia-annexed Crimea on Nov. 25, capturing 24 Ukrainian soldiers who remain in Russian custody. In a coordinated announcement, Canada imposed sanctions on 114 people and 15 entities in response to Russia's military action against the Ukrainian ships, while the European Union sanctioned eight more Russians over the stand-off. The EU said its sanctions affected senior security service officials and military … [Read more...] about U.S., EU, Canada impose sanctions on Russians over Ukraine
By The Canadian Press Fri., March 1, 2019 HALIFAX - A federal program aimed at attracting foreign workers to Atlantic Canada will be extended for another two years. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program was supposed to end this year, but federal officials say it will be extended to the end of 2021. Federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen made the announcement today in Halifax during a meeting of premiers and ministers concerning the Atlantic Growth Strategy. He says the government has approved applications for more than 2,500 permanent residents and their family members destined for the Atlantic region. Meanwhile, the group also announced plans to develop what they’re calling a “clean power road map” for Atlantic Canada. Article Continued Below An engineering study will look into improving power transmission connections throughout the region and with Quebec to allow for another 2,000 megawatts of electricity. They say the study will inform … [Read more...] about Immigration and clean power top agenda for federal and Atlantic officials
Isaac Stanley-Becker, The Washington Post Published 5:58 am PST, Friday, February 15, 2019 A large iceberg floats in the Atlantic Ocean, April 26, 2017 off the coast of Ferryland, Newfoundland, Canada. Icebergs break off from Baffin Island and Greenland every spring and drift down the stretch of water along the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador known as Iceberg Alley. According to media reports, the higher number of icebergs this season can be attributed to uncommonly strong counter-clockwise winds that draw the icebergs south and possibly global warming, which could be making Greenland's ice sheet melt faster. less A large iceberg floats in the Atlantic Ocean, April 26, 2017 off the coast of Ferryland, Newfoundland, Canada. Icebergs break off from Baffin Island and Greenland every spring and drift down the stretch of ... more Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images … [Read more...] about In a slippery heist, 30,000 liters of iceberg water vanish from a warehouse on the Atlantic coast