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UMaine-based Maine EPSCoR “Sustainable Maine” Episodes to Air

Three new episodes in the “Sustainable Maine” series will premiere beginning on Sept. 27 and in the coming weeks on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN). The Season 2 episodes are part of a continuing partnership between Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine and MPBN. The series takes a look at Maine’s involvement in […]

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Fernandez Introduces Former Senator George Mitchell at Climate Change Conference

EES Faculty member and Professor of Soil Science introduced former Senator George Mitchell, who delivered the closing keynote address at BIOGEMON, a climate change conference hosted by UMaine in Northport which drew over 200 people from the U.S. and abroad. Fernandez and Professor Emeritus Stephen Norton were instrumental in planning the conference. For the full […]

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Ivan Fernandez Introduces Former Senator George Mitchell at Climate Change Conference

EES Faculty member and Professor of Soil Science introduced former Senator George Mitchell at BIOGEMON, a climate change conference in Northport, Maine which drew over 200 people from the U.S. and abroad. For the full story, visit the Bangor Daily News article link below. http://bangordailynews.com/2012/07/19/news/midcoast/science-long-term-monitoring-should-guide-environmental-policy-george-mitchell-says/?ref=latest

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Coverage of Mitchell Keynote at International Conference

Several media outlets, including the Bangor Daily News covered a keynote address given Thursday by former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell at the BIOGEOMON conference in Northport, Maine. The conference was co-hosted by UMaine. Mitchell told hundreds of international scientists, students and researchers that precise data can help solve problems such as streams, lakes and soils […]

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Handling the Effects of Abrupt Climate Change

UMaine Gets $3 Million NSF IGERT Award For An Adaptation To Abrupt Climate Change Program The need to adapt environmental policies and management strategies to meet the social and ecological challenges caused by abrupt climate change events around the world is the focus of a new graduate program at the University of Maine beginning this […]

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UMaine Economist Part of National Energy Project

EES Faculty member and UMaine Economist Jonathan Rubin was part of a team of researchers that found the fuels of the future will be cleaner, cheaper and more “made in America” if the United States adopts a national Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). For more information, visit: http://umaine.edu/news/blog/2012/07/18/umaine-economist-part-of-national-energy-project/

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Landmark Watershed Study

EES Faculty Member Ivan Fernandez is co-leading a landmark whole-watershed manipulation project to study effects of acid precipitation. Read more about the study and its impacts on our understanding of forest soil and water quality in Maine’s North Woods in the Summer 2012 issue of UMaine Today.    

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Ecologist Examining Loss of Native Bees

EES Faculty member and University of Maine professor of insect ecology Frank Drummond has received $3.3 million as part of a larger $6.6 million grant-funded regional study of native bees, which are necessary and critical players in fruit and berry crop pollination in the Northeast. For the full story, visit the UMaine News Blog.

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Fernandez Watershed Research Featured in UMaine Today

More than a quarter-century ago, University of Maine geochemist Stephen Norton, forest soils scientist Ivan Fernandez and colleagues wrote a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant proposal that launched a landmark whole-watershed manipulation project to study effects of acid precipitation. Norton, a national expert on acid rain, and his research team identified the perfect spot in […]

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Margaret Burns Wins 2012 Boyle Prize

Maggie Burns, EES 2012 with a concentration in Environmental Sciences, was awarded the John F. Boyle Prize in Ecology and Environmental Sciences on April 25 at a ceremony held at the University Club. The award is given each year to the top graduating senior in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Maggie’s advisor Ivan Fernandez wrote in […]

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