How the thawing Arctic could make money for Maine

For Maine, climate change’s silver lining may well turn out to be that the thawing of the Arctic Ocean boosts the state’s economy, according to public officials who gathered here this week.

“I see opportunities,” said Dana Eidsness, director of Maine North Atlantic Development Office, which is part of the Maine International Trade Center.

Alaska is positioned to be a more dominant player in Arctic issues because much of it lies north of the Arctic Circle. But Maine is the state closest the Arctic nations of Iceland, Greenland and Scandinavia.

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