Climate Change

Mook Sea Farm scientist to discuss aquaculture in changing waters

Meredith White, head of research and development at Mook Sea Farm, will give a talk at 11 a.m. Oct. 12 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. “Aquaculture in changing waters: How an oyster farm leverages science to prepare for environmental change” will focus on how Mook Sea Farm, […]

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Value of Maine’s reuse markets focus of three-year study

The relationship between community resilience and reuse markets is the focus of a recently funded project led by University of Maine researchers. Cynthia Isenhour, a professor of anthropology and climate change, and Andrew Crawley, a professor of regional economic development, were awarded $265,147 from the National Science Foundation to examine Maine’s reuse markets and their […]

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Bangor Daily News tells story of Gill’s brush with death in Siberia

The Bangor Daily News told the story of University of Maine assistant professor of paleoecology and plant ecology Jacquelyn Gill’s near-death experience in Siberia and the lessons emerging from it. Gill traveled to to the remote village of Belaya Gora, Russia to participate in research with permafrost caves as one of four featured scientists in […]

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World Climate Interactive Negotiation Simulations to be held at Maine schools in October

University of Maine graduate students are partnering with schools across Maine to host World Climate Interactive Negotiation Simulation (WCS) activities. The simulation activity was developed by the nongovernmental organization Climate Interactive and involves a role play in which participants act as country delegates and work together to negotiate a global climate agreement. The simulation emulates […]

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New York Times cites More in article on Europe’s past frozen in Swiss ice

Alexander More, a historian and climate scientist at Harvard University and the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, was quoted in the New York Times article, “Europe’s triumphs and troubles are written in Swiss ice.” As plague swept through Europe in the mid-1300s, wiping out more than a third of the region’s population, […]

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Seacoast Online reports on lecture by Sockalexis

Seacoast Online reported on a presentation by Chris Sockalexis, a master’s student in quaternary and climate studies at the University of Maine. Sockalexis, who also is the historic preservation officer for the Penobscot Nation, gave the presentation “12,000 years in Maine” about the long history of indigenous people of Maine at Wells Reserve at Laudholm […]

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BDN quotes Birkel in article on early fall foliage

The Bangor Daily News quoted Sean Birkel, Maine’s state climatologist and a research assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, in the article, “Maine’s fall foliage is popping up early this year.” Some trees in Maine are already changing color, which could be the result of drought putting the trees under stress, […]

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