Climate Change

BDN reports on CCI 50th anniversary

The Bangor Daily News noted that the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023, marking a half-century of research and education related to climate change in Maine, New England and across the planet. More information about CCI’s research expeditions can be found on its website.

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News Center features UMaine, UNH arctic charr study 

News Center of Maine reported University of Maine researchers investigating how the diversity and evolution of feeding habits among Arctic charr populations in Maine affect their resilience or vulnerability to climate change for a study with the University of New Hampshire. “These Arctic char populations are the canary in the coal mine for this part […]

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A photo of Nun Kun Massif, Ladakh, Indian Himalayas.

UMaine Climate Change Institute celebrates 50th anniversary

The University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023, marking half-century of research and education related to climate change in Maine, New England and across the planet. In 1973, professor emeritus Harold Borns, whose research focused on glaciers and glaciation in Maine, founded the Institute for Quaternary Studies with the goal […]

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A photo of an Arctic lake in West Greenland, with noticeable decline in lake level

UMaine leads extensive review of Arctic freshwater response to climate change

Though freshwater systems are known to be important indicators for understanding climate change, little has been done to connect the existing science on freshwater bodies in the Arctic in order to determine patterns that will help better understand the region. A University of Maine-led review has tied together the existing research about Arctic freshwater systems’ […]

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New video showcases UMaine-led expedition to Greenland

The University of Maine has released a video about a summer 2022 expedition by students and faculty to Greenland as part of a program funded by the National Science Foundation.  Read transcript In June 2022, Jasmine Saros, associate director of the Climate Change Institute and professor of paleolimnology and lake ecology with the School of […]

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Planet Forward cites UMaine research about seaweed

In an article about sustainable food options, Planet Forward quoted Denise Skonberg, associate professor of food science in the Food and Agriculture School at the University of Maine, about her research looking at the benefits seaweed and algae can have on a human diet and the environment. “There are thousands of species of seaweeds, and […]

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