News

Clam Cam: a window into the lives of Maine clam harvesters

Clams are an iconic species to the state of Maine. But do you know what it takes to get them from the mud to the market and finally to your plate? Since early 2015, Mitchell Center researchers have been working with clam harvesters to develop engaged media production techniques that can enhance the visibility of their […]

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UMaine Researchers Create U.S. Community Renewable Energy Website

ORONO, ME – A database of over 6,000 community-based renewable energy projects nationwide developed by University of Maine researchers is now publicaly available via the Internet. The website will aid those interested in pursuing group, shared, municipal, or non-profit energy projects to connect, learn from each other, and help projects develop from the bottom up. […]

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Looking Back Towards the Future

Doctoral student Courtney King puts a positive spin on climate change “anxiety” After UMaine doctoral candidate Courtney King graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in geology, she dove into an eclectic mix of opportunities. For an internship through the Geological Society of America, she worked in Death Valley for three months as assistant […]

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Focused on Food Waste

Fourth-year UMaine Food Science and Human Nutrition major Olivia Conrad took the first place award in the 2017 Sustainability & Water Conference Undergraduate Poster Competition. Her poster, titled “Objective analysis of the physical and microbial quality changes that occur in packaged baby spinach when stored past the best-by date,” was the result of a research […]

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Recent Mitchell Center Awards

Future of Dams researcher Karen Wilson of the University of Southern Maine was awarded funds to support an undergraduate student for the “Working with the Alewife Harvesters of Maine to Assess Harvest Strategies for Sustainable and Expanding River Herring Harvests in Maine” project. The project is relevant to Maine’s economy particularly as a potential lobster bait […]

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Bangor Daily News, Free Press Report on 2017 Sustainability & Water Conference

Both the Bangor Daily News and the Rockland-based Free Press ran extensive news stories on aspects of the 2017 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference held at the Augusta Civic Center on March 30. The Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions is the lead organizer of the annual conference. Founded in 1994, it is the largest conference in Maine […]

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Mitchell Center Mining Project Data to be Submitted for Legislative Consideration

The Maine Legislature’s Joint Environment and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on a handful of bills aimed at how to best regulate potential largescale metal mines in the state on March 20, 2017 and data from a Mitchell Center-funded project will be submitted to aid the legislative committee’s deliberations on the matter. Currently, there […]

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UMaine Researchers Present Recommendations to Improve and Adapt Maine’s Shellfish Management System

Three years of investigation by the New England Sustainability Consortium’s Safe Beaches & Shellfish project has resulted in recommendations that will help improve the state’s shellfish co-management system. Assistant professor Bridie McGreavy and Mitchell Center research associate Sara Randall recently presented their findings to an audience of industry members and managers at the Maine Fishermen’s […]

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Week-long Intensive Conservation Planning Course Held at Mitchell Center

For the week of March 6-10, faculty, instructors, and students met at the Mitchell Center for a Conservation Planning course coordinated by Mitchell Center Faculty Fellows Aram Calhoun and Malcolm Hunter. The spring break intensive course—Ecology and Environmental Sciences (EES 598) “Designing and managing conservation projects”— focused on “sustainability planning with interdisciplinary groups and was […]

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Waste Not, Want Not

Ph.D. student Brie Berry explores Maine’s reuse economy… Before moving to Brooklyn, New York in 2008, Brie Berry lived for two years in a rural area of the West African Republic of Mali as a Peace Corps volunteer. And it was her experience in Mali that provided Berry with the foundation of the future research […]

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