Climate Change

Lyon quoted in Press Herald article on threatened bird species in Maine 

Bradfield Lyon, associate research professor with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences, spoke with the Portland Press Herald for the article, “Maine could lose loons and other bird species by end of century, Audubon reports.” Scientists with the National Audubon Society used data gathered by biologists and […]

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Ice core source discovery adds to global record of volcanism, Phys.org reports

Phys.org published a University of Maine news release about a discovery by researchers that challenges the established volcanic source of particles found in an ice core from the South Pole. Using a method of extracting volcanic ash particles from ice core samples to measure their geochemical composition, Laura Hartman, a graduate student at the CCI, […]

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Medical Daily interviews Lyon about heat wave study

Medical Daily interviewed Bradfield Lyon, associate research professor with the UMaine Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences, about his recent study on heat waves. The average spatial extent of summer heat waves in the United States could be up to 80% larger than today if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, according […]

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Fernandez quoted in Ellsworth American article on going carbon neutral 

Ivan Fernandez, a University of Maine professor of soil science and forest resources, spoke with The Ellsworth American for an article looking at what Gov. Janet Mills’ carbon-neutral pledge means for Hancock and Washington counties. “Conservation [of energy] is the low-hanging fruit,” said Fernandez, Distinguished Maine Professor in the School of Forest Resources, Climate Change […]

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Mayewski quoted in News Center Maine report on rare mosquito-borne virus 

Paul Mayewski, Distinguished Maine Professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, was cited in a News Center Maine report about Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE. The rare, mosquito-borne virus can be deadly. In Maine, there have been no human cases, but […]

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$350K NSF grant to UMaine to support statewide research, outreach with new high-performance computational instrument

A project led by the University of Maine School of Computing and Information Science to develop a high-performance computing instrument has received a $350,000 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant. Roy Turner, associate professor of computer science at UMaine, will lead the project.   Deep learning (a subfield of artificial intelligence), modeling and simulation, and […]

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