Climate Change

Wahle featured in Radio-Canada report on lobsters, warming waters

Rick Wahle, a research professor at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, was interviewed by Canadian Broadcasting’s Radio-Canada for a report about American lobster migrating from south to north, as a result of warming waters. A segment of the footage was shot at the DMC waterfront in Walpole where Wahle and graduate students conduct […]

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Climate Reanalyzer featured in Discover blog post on predicted Arctic blast

The Climate Change Institute’s Climate Reanalyzer was included in an online Discover Magazine blog post titled, “Move over record-setting warmth: A brutal blast of winter misery straight out of the Arctic appears to be on its way.” An Arctic blast is forecast for the Midwest and eastern United States around Dec. 10, according to the […]

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Mashable quotes Gill in report on use of ‘climate change’ in grant proposals

Mashable interviewed Jacquelyn Gill, a professor of paleoecology at the University of Maine, for the article, “To obtain funding, scientists may be avoiding use of the term ‘climate change’ in research proposals.” Recently released data from NPR shows that grants and research proposals from the National Science Foundation using the term “climate change” in the […]

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UMaine mentioned in Ellsworth American article on winter shrimp fishing

The University of Maine was mentioned in the Ellsworth American article, “Odds are tiny for a winter shrimp fishing season.” Members of the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section are scheduled to meet Wednesday to establish dates and landings limits for the 2018 winter shrimp fishing season, according to the article. Most evidence […]

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Online sustainability journal seeking submissions, Republican Journal reports

The Republican Journal reported Spire, the Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability, is seeking submissions for the second issue of the online journal, slated for release in spring 2018. ​Spire’s editorial team of graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Maine is accepting submissions through Dec. 10. Submissions should concern the environment, conservation and/or […]

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BDN reports on Kelley’s shell midden research

The Bangor Daily News reported on the prehistoric shell middens, or refuse heaps, along the Maine coast that are threatened by rising sea levels, beach erosion and development. The middens include clam shells, fish bones and other artifacts left behind by people who lived​ ​along the coast thousands of years ago. “The paleo information is […]

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Schmitt writes Friends of Acadia Journal article on threatened marshes, middens

The Summer 2017 issue of Friends of Acadia Journal includes an article by Catherine Schmitt, communications director for Maine Sea Grant at the University of Maine. The article, “Rising seas at Acadia: Implications and strategies for a changing landscape,” looks at how researchers, park managers and conservationists are responding to the effects of sea-level rise […]

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NIFA publishes article on Follow a Researcher by Phelps

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) published an article written by Lisa Phelps, program administrator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Phelps wrote about the UMaine Cooperative Extension 4-H’s Follow a Researcher program. The program, now in its fourth year, uses technology and social media to connect K–12 classrooms with graduate students conducting […]

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Forecaster covers Strong’s talk about ocean acidification

The Forecaster reported on Aaron Strong’s talk — “Ocean Acidification: Will lobsters and clams disappear?” — for the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. Strong, an assistant professor of marine policy, told attendees the Gulf of Maine is warming and becoming more acidic, both of which have repercussions. He said local communities can help protect water quality […]

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Kelley, Loring to discuss connections between art, environment in Portland

University of Maine marine geologist Joseph Kelley and 2017 honorary doctorate recipient Donna Loring will take part in a discussion that explores connections between art, environmental concerns and people’s relationship to the natural world at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 in Osher Auditorium at Maine College of Art. Kelley will discuss his research about Maine’s […]

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