Climate Change

Boss speaks with Scientific American about importance of NASA mission

Emmanuel Boss, a professor of oceanography at the University of Maine, spoke with Scientific American for an article about four climate-related NASA satellite missions that face possible elimination under the budget proposed by President Donald Trump’s administration. Boss is the science team lead of the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud and ocean Ecosystem (PACE) project, one of […]

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CBS News speaks with Mayewski about water found streaming across Antarctica

Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, was quoted in a CBS News report about a recent Columbia University study that found water is gushing across Antarctica. The researchers found significant drainage of meltwater flowing across the continent’s ice sheets during summer in Antarctica. Until now, these streams of […]

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Media cover March for Science on campus

Maine Public, Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on a March for Science held at the University of Maine. Similar events took place in Portland, Machias and Sanford, which were among the 600 communities in the United States and abroad that held pro-science rallies in conjunction with the national March […]

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Jankowski, Kilroy, St. Amand awarded graduate research fellowships

University of Maine students Melissa Jankowski, Elisabeth Kilroy and Anne “Ani” St. Amand have been awarded graduate research fellowships because of their demonstrated potential for significant achievement in STEM fields. The three-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships are to promote innovation, transformative scientific breakthroughs and economic growth in the U.S. Jankowski, of Cassville, Missouri, […]

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Elias’ essay on importance of science results in meeting with Congress

Ticks can bite anyone they latch onto — regardless of age, size, gender, nationality…or political affiliation. Thus, everyone is at risk of Lyme disease, says Susan Elias. That’s a message the doctoral student with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences will take to Capitol Hill in May. […]

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Students to organize March for Science, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported students at the University of Maine are organizing a March for Science, one of hundreds scheduled internationally this weekend, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Other Maine marches are planned in Portland, Machias and Sanford, according to the article. “We are pro science, is what it boils down […]

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Portland Press cites researchers about March of Science

Four University of Maine scientists — Paul Mayewski, Jacquelyn Gill, David Hart and George Jacobson — were referenced in a Portland Press Herald article about the March for Science on April 22. Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute, says for the scientific community, this is a wake-up call to be more involved in how […]

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WABI-TV covers Harold Borns Symposium

WABI-TV interviewed Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute, at the 25th annual Harold W. Borns Jr. Symposium. At the two-day event, more than 60 research topics were presented, ranging from the increase in deer ticks to extreme weather implications for Acadia National Park. “They (graduate students) need to understand how to translate what […]

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Mayewski teams with LumenARRT! for large-scale video project

LumenARRT!, the video crew of the Artists’ Rapid Response Team, has joined with Paul Mayewski and others to create large-scale climate change projection events in Congress Square in Portland. April 22, the night of the March for Science, and May 5, the night of First Friday Art Walk in Portland, the brief video projections will […]

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