Climate Change

Eos speaks with Saros about new research on Greenland, warming trends

Eos spoke with Jasmine Saros, a professor and associate director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, for an article on her new research that found Greenland is highly sensitive to recent warming trends. Ecosystems in this most rapidly warming part of the world are more sensitive to sudden climate shifts than […]

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Plants

For plants, McDonough MacKenzie pens love letter, launches website

Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie called her grandmother each spring during her childhood when the rhododendrons bloomed in her hometown in Massachusetts. To celebrate, they’d go on a wildflower picnic in Moore State Park. McDonough MacKenzie still thoroughly enjoys “botanizing.” And the David H. Smith Conservation Research Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute also […]

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NYT article on study of extreme weather, toxins quotes Miner

The New York Times quoted Kimberly Miner, a research assistant professor at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, in an article about new research linking extreme weather events to the release and spread of toxic chemicals. Extreme weather and fires, which are often intensified by climate change, can dislodge chemicals from soil, homes, industrial […]

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MD Islander features McDonough Mackenzie in article on Acadia stewardship initiative

Mount Desert Islander featured Caitlin McDonough Mackenzie, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, in an article about the Second Century Stewardship initiative, a collaboration between the National Park Service and the Schoodic Institute. The initiative centers on a fellowship program that brings early-career scientists to Acadia to study the potential […]

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Mayewski to speak at Blue Hill climate change conference, Ellsworth American reports

The Ellsworth American reported on an upcoming conference at George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill. The Reversing Falls Sanctuary Climate Action Group in Brooksville and Robert Shetterly’s “Americans Who Tell the Truth” project will host the 2019 Climate Convergence Conference 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. July 20. A central theme of the conference is to advocate for […]

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Daily Mail article on 41,000-year-old worms includes Gill’s tweets

Tweets by Jacquelyn Gill, a paleoecologist and climate scientist at the University of Maine, were included in the Daily Mail article, “Scientists awaken 41,000-year-old worms from Siberian permafrost (or did they?): Debate rages over ‘unheard of’ findings described in recent study.” A team of microbiologists announced last year that they had resurrected nematodes that had […]

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Kelley provides input for ICOMOS climate change, cultural heritage report

Alice Kelley, an instructor in the University of Maine School of Earth and Climate Sciences and research associate professor in the Climate Change Institute, contributed to a report by the International Council on Monuments and Sites, or ICOMOS.  “The Future of Our Pasts: Engaging Cultural Heritage in Climate Action,” was released by ICOMOS on July […]

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