Climate Change

Calderwood discusses wild blueberry harvest with Ellsworth American

Lily Calderwood, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Ellsworth American about the wild blueberry harvest this year. “Overall, the crop looks good this year,” said Calderwood, also an assistant professor of horticulture. “I think people are optimistic.” She also discussed how climate change threatens the crop, including […]

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Birkel discusses impact of solar irradiance with BDN

Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor with the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the impact of fluctuations in solar activity on climate change. According to Birkel, who is Maine’s state climatologist, solar irradiance has a very small impact on global temperatures particularly in comparison to […]

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News Center interviews Dill about ticks and climate change

News Center Maine interviewed Griffin Dill about how warming temperatures fueled by climate change are affecting tick behavior. Dill, who manages the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab, said ticks have a better opportunity to find hosts during warm seasons. 

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BDN talks with Mallory, Birkel in reporting on Maine’s extended growing season

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Ellen Mallory, a University of Maine professor of sustainable agriculture, and Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor with the Climate Change Institute, about the impact of changing weather patterns on the growing season in Maine. Mallory noted that it is likely the U.S. Department of Agriculture will adjust Maine’s […]

Read more reports on Clifford’s study of water quality around Everest shared a University of Maine news release highlighting research conducted by Heather Clifford, a Ph.D. student with the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. Clifford found that human-sourced metal pollution transported from far-flung locations could impact the health of populations around Everest’s Khumbu Glacier who use glacial melt water for drinking and […]

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