April 22, 2013

Maine climate change on conference agenda

The Associated Press

PORTLAND — Maine climate adaptation experts will gather to discuss the likely impacts of climate change and planning needed to address it.

The forum will be held Thursday at the University of Southern Maine's Portland campus.

Climate change topics to be addressed include anticipated changes in sea levels, challenges of floods and storms, and solutions to address risks from sea level changes and severe weather events.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection issued a report in 2010 that contained 60 recommendations to adapt to and mitigate climate change effects. Lawmakers are now considering legislation to resume that study and submit a plan by February 2015.

Thursday's conference is organized by the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine, a nonprofit trade association.

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