The Boston Globe had a long but interesting article today about how changes in climate in Maine are causing a variety of problems for foresters, lobster fishermen, and farmers. Increases in temperature over the past few decades have lengthened the growing season, which could allow for a greater variety of crops, but also increases the number of pests and invasive species which are being found there. Tick-borne diseases are on the rise, and tree species are moving north with the temperature zones. Blueberry farmers are concerned that as temperatures get warmer the migrating pollinators will not arrive soon enough to provide adequate pollination for the flowers. This might make them more susceptible to late frosts. Lobster fishermen are noticing damaged shells on many of the lobsters caught due to bacteria which thrive in warmer waters, and are also catching species that have never before been found this far north. You can read the full story by clicking here.