|Census shows no growth in Maine|
Portland Press Herald - 12/31/2013. By Kevin Mller - New census figures show that Maine and West Virginia were the only two states to post population declines between July 2012 and July 2013, while many southern and western states grew by 1 percent or more amid a struggling economy.
|Daunting Calculus for Maine Shrimpers as Entire Season Is Lost|
The New York Times - 12/31/2013. By Jess Bidgood - Port Clyde: Shrimping in the Gulf of Maine was so bad last season that Randy Cushman, a longtime fisherman, wondered if there was any point in going out at all. “I can honestly say it was the worst catch that I’ve ever seen in my career,” said Mr. Cushman, 51, who has captained a boat for more than 30 years. “I was calling people and saying, ‘Let’s shut this fishery down, this is stupid.’”
|Neonicotinoids Let Virus Thrive in Bees|
Chemistry World - 12/31/2013. By Simon Hadlington - Scientists in Italy believe they have found a molecular trigger by which neonicotinoid pesticides may harm colonies of honeybees.