AP talks with Tasnim about warming in Maine’s blueberry barrens

The Associated Press spoke with Rafa Tasnim, a Ph.D. student of ecology and environmental sciences at the University of Maine about how rising temperatures are affecting Maine’s wild blueberry crop. Tasnim led a study of changes in temperature and precipitation in Down East Maine over the past 40 years which revealed a greater increase in average temperatures in the blueberry barrens than in the rest of the state. David Yarborough, UMaine emeritus professor of horticulture, was also interviewed for the story. ABC NewsInHabitat, TRIB Live, the Washington PostThe Seattle TimesWGN (Radio 720 in Chicago), The News & ObserverU.S. News and World Report, the Santa Fe New Mexican, the San Diego Union Tribune, the Miami Herald, the Charlotte Observer, The Sacramento Bee, the Times UnionThe Journal GazetteWyoming NewsMorning Ag Clips, the Bangor Daily News and the Portland Press Herald shared the AP story. WVII (Channel 7) also reported on the study.