Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

Leahy speaks with NYT about wood banks

Jessica Leahy, a University of Maine professor of human dimensions of natural resources, spoke with the New York Times for an article about wood banks. Wood banks, like food banks, offer free wood for home heating to people in need. “Lots of people are on the edge of poverty and cannot afford unexpected events: a […]

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Climate Reanalyzer cited in AP polar vortex story

The Associated Press cited the University of Maine Climate Reanalyzer in a story titled “EXPLAINER: Topsy-turvy weather comes from polar vortex.” The reanalyzer, according to the story, shows that the “globe as a whole is about the same temperature as the average was from 1979 to 2000 for this time of year,” which is still […]

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The Counter interviews Stoll about direct marketing fish distribution

The Counter interviewed Joshua Stoll, a University of Maine assistant professor of marine policy, about the direct-to-consumer model for selling fish in a story about how the COVID-19 pandemic could change the U.S. fish industry. “If we’re interested in learning from this pandemic and responding to it in the seafood sector, we should really think […]

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Cellubound

UMaine receives patent for composite laminates bound with cellulose nanofibers

The University of Maine has been issued a patent for a process to create strong composite laminates that are bound with cellulose nanofibrils (CNF). This technology, called Cellubound™, is part of UMaine’s widening patent portfolio of strong, environmentally friendly products bound with CNF. The process developed by UMaine researchers involves soaking sheets of paper in […]

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Public advances Mayewski appearance on Maine Calling, at Camden Conference

Public promoted an appearance by Paul Mayewski, director of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, on Maine Calling at 11 a.m. Feb. 16. During the broadcast, Mayewski will preview presentations and panel discussions slated for Feb. 20 and 21 at the Camden Conference. The theme for this year’s Camden Conference is “The Geopolitics of […]

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Mayewski, Miller to join ‘Maine Calling’ programs about Arctic geopolitics, ethics of vaccination

Paul Mayewski, director of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, is participating in a “Maine Calling” discussion about how the “dramatic, irreversible changes” in the Arctic will influence geopolitics at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16.  Other participants in the upcoming discussion include Frances Ulmer, former chair of the U.S. Arctic Research […]

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Schild discusses moulins, holes in Greenland ice sheet, with Tampa Bay Times

University of Maine physical glaciologist Kristin Schild spoke with the Tampa Bay Times about moulins, “portal(s) for meltwater” in the Greenland ice sheet. The article discussed research from University of South Florida professor Jason Gulley into moulins and how they affect rising sea levels resulting from climate change. Schild, an assistant research professor with the […]

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Bustle interviews Hall for dealing with isolation

Bustle interviewed Brenda Hall, a University of Maine professor of glacial geology in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the Climate Change Institute, about tips for maintaining mental resilience when facing isolation. Hall described her first trip to Antarctica in 1990, when she was 21 years old. “We learned to focus on the […]

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