Maine Beaches Threatened 

Rising Sea levels could jeopardize the money Maine’s sand beaches bring into the state each year.About 500 million dollars of money that comes into Maine each year…and about 8-thousand jobs..are directly tied to beaches…But scientists say as the oceans continue to rise, coastal storms will become more prevalent…and more violent.That can mean beaches are wiped away…leaving businesses in trouble and people out of work.The topic will be on the agenda at the 2009 Maine Beaches Conference, which kicks off Friday in South Portland.The conference comes just after the July Fourth weekend, the unofficialstart of Maine’s beach-going season