Climate Change

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Charney develops simulated climate future of Galápagos to guide conservation

Protecting the Galápagos Islands — sometimes referred to as an evolution showcase and a living museum — is a priority for Noah Charney. “The Galápagos are a global treasure,” says Charney about the 19-island volcanic archipelago that’s home to giant tortoises, finches, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, huge cacti, land snails, mockingbirds, corals, sharks, penguins, sea […]

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Pen Bay Pilot reports 2019 Everest expedition garners world records

The Penobscot Bay Pilot reported that a 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition, which included six University of Maine researchers, set three Guinness World Records. The team from UMaine included expedition leader Paul Mayewski, the director of UMaine’s Climate Change Institute; Geology team co-leader Aaron Putnam, an assistant professor; member of the […]

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Rustad to appear on CBS ‘Mission Unstoppable’

Lindsey Rustad, a University of Maine alumna and associate faculty member of its School of Forest Resources, will be featured on CBS “Mission Unstoppable” on Saturday, Oct. 9.  Show host Miranda Cosgrove will speak with Rustad about her work to protect forestland from climate change and other threats as a research ecologist and team leader […]

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Everest expedition with 6 CCI scientists sets 3 world records

The 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition that six Climate Change Institute explorers participated in has set three Guinness World Records. The three records, featured in the latest edition of the Guinness World Records book, are: Highest altitude ice core taken: 8,020 meters (26,312 feet), extracted from the South Col glacier. The […]

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Mainebiz, AP report on DOT grant to create resilient infrastructure

Mainebiz and the Associated Press reported that the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center has received a $2.6 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to support continued research and development of resilient infrastructure. The center’s director, Habib Dagher, testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee in […]

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NSFA Unlocked reveals impact behind the acronym

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture (NSFA) at the University of Maine will host a live webinar called “NSFA Unlocked” from 2–4 p.m. Sept. 30.  Campus leaders from the college in nursing, marine sciences, economics and more will highlight the science and student experiences that inspire their work. The showcase aims to better […]

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Global Geneva features Mayewski article on cover

Global Geneva published an article co-authored by Paul Mayewski, Charles Norchi and Alexander More about the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) “water tower” that contains more water and ice than any region of the earth outside the poles. Mayewski is the director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine; Norchi is a professor with […]

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Birkel comments on climate change in Maine, New England in USA Today

Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor at the University of Maine and Maine’s state climatologist, talked with USA Today Network News about the evidence and impacts of climate change in Maine. Birkel noted that changing precipitation patterns and temperatures that are increasing more quickly than in the rest of the U.S. could exacerbate climate change […]

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