Climate Change

Free Press covers Climate Change Institute art exhibit

The Free Press reported on an exhibit at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast that features photography and artwork illustrating the diverse research activities of students, faculty and staff of UMaine’s Climate Change Institute. About two-thirds of the art exhibitors are current or former CCI students, including Jill Pelto, whose watercolors have been […]

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UMaine Ph.D. candidate receives Shackleton Academic Scholarship

University of Maine graduate student Dulcinea Groff has been selected to receive a 2017 Shackleton Academic Scholarship. Groff, a doctoral candidate and NSF IGERT Fellow in ecology and environmental science, is one of five recipients from around the world to receive the annual award. The scholarship is given to graduate students who are pursuing research […]

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Ethiopian Highlands

Lyon: Rising temps provide for conditions conducive for malaria transmission in Ethiopia

Increasing temperatures are fostering more favorable conditions for the transmission of malaria into the highlands of Ethiopia, according to a study led by University of Maine associate research professor Bradfield Lyon. Traditionally, the cooler climate in the highlands has provided a natural buffer against malaria transmission. But new data indicate rising temperatures over the past […]

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Climate report cited in BDN health article on hot days in Maine

A University of Maine report was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News health article, “More evidence that Mainers can’t handle the heat.” Maine typically experiences one to five days each summer when the heat index approaches 95 degrees, according to the article. However, the Climate Change Institute’s “Maine’s Climate Future: 2015 Update” predicts the number […]

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2016 Mandela fellows at UMaine

25 young African leaders travel to UMaine for 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship

For the second year, 25 young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa will spend six weeks at the University of Maine’s Public Management Institute sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. During the Institute, June 16–July 30, the fellows will participate in a rigorous agenda of academic, professional, service and recreational activities statewide, including a weekend homestay […]

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Climate Change Institute art exhibit to be displayed at Hutchinson Center

“The Art of Climate Science,” a new exhibit of photography and artwork illustrating the diverse research activities of students, faculty and staff of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, will be on display June 16–Sept. 29 at UMaine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast. An opening reception featuring many of the participating researcher-artists will be held […]

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Sen. King speaks at international lobster conference, media report

The Portland Press Herald and WLBZ (Channel 2) covered U.S. Sen. Angus King’s address at the the 11th International Conference & Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management being hosted by the University of Maine and Boston University. Calling proposed cuts in federal science funding “unacceptable,” King told lobster researchers that data is the key to […]

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Ellsworth American advances Borns’ Lamoine geology talk

The Ellsworth American reported Hal Borns, professor emeritus of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences, will speak about Lamoine’s geology at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at Lamoine Town Hall. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is an opportunity for Lamoine residents to […]

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Media advances international lobster conference

The Associated Press, Portland Press Herald and WABI (Channel 5) advanced the 11th International Conference & Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management taking place June 4–9 in Portland. Scientists will meet to discuss how a changing ocean environment and global economy is affecting the biology and business of lobsters, the Press Herald reported. More than […]

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Media report on Harvard, UMaine study on human-made lead air pollution

The Guardian, Smithsonian, Atlas Obscura, Daily Mail, UPI, Heraldo, Energy and Environment News and Clean Malaysia reported on a new analysis of ice core data and historical records that shows human-made lead air pollution has been elevated for approximately the last 2,000 years, except for a four-year period during a devastating pandemic in Europe that […]

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