Climate Change

Jan. 29 Maine Climate Council meeting will be live streamed

The second meeting of the Maine Climate Council on Jan. 29 in Augusta will focus on a report from the Science and Technical Subcommittee about the effects of climate change in the state. The subcommittee’s work in the past four months provides the initial scientific basis for the ongoing deliberations of the various working groups, […]

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Sandwich Enterprise interviews Clifford about Everest experience

The Sandwich Enterprise talked with University of Maine doctoral student Heather Clifford about her experience on the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition. “The expedition overall was quite an incredible experience; having little travel experience I had quite a few firsts,” said the 2011 graduate of Sandwich High School. “First time being in […]

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Learn about fermentation, fish, climate change at Maine Science Festival Pop-Ups 

Three Maine Science Festival Pop-Up Events are planned for January, ahead of the full festival March 18–22. Science on Tap Hits the Road: Fermentation Edition, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, Orchard Girls Cidery, 375 Main St., Kingfield. Jennifer Perry, University of Maine assistant professor of food microbiology, will give an overview of fermentation, and Orchard […]

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Penobscot Times, Machias Valley News Observer publicize shell midden exhibit

The Penobscot Times shared the University of Maine media release about the free, public exhibit “Maine’s Threatened Shell Middens: Losing a Link to Understanding our Past” in Hudson Museum’s Minsky Culture Lab. For generations, indigenous Wabanki people left heaps of harvested clams and oysters shells along the coast. Materials in the piles provide opportunities to […]

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Revisit 2019 faculty, student discoveries

University of Maine faculty members and students conducted fascinating and impactful research important to Maine and the world in 2019. This roundup of stories from July to December covers 3D printing, eDNA, obesity, lobster resilience, and sustainable aquaculture. And here’s a link to research and news highlights from January to June. All UMaine news stories […]

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Pellowe, Leslie: Fishermen adapt to environmental change in varied ways

Regulations and financial resources that influence how people fish have as great an effect on how they deal with change as where and how they fish, found University of Maine Darling Marine Center researchers Kara Pellowe and Heather Leslie. The ecologists examined how fishermen adapt to environmental and economic change in Baja California Sur, Mexico.  […]

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Speaking in Maine airs Mayewski’s ‘Arctic Climate Change and Maine’ talk

Maine Public’s Speaking in Maine is sharing Paul Mayewski’s address titled “Arctic Climate Change and Maine” in December to the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations in in Camden. Mayewski, director of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, recently led National Geographic and Rolex’s Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mount Everest. The world-renowned climate scientist […]

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