Climate Change

Eos highlights Winski study of sea ice variability

Eos reported on a study led by Dominic Winski, a faculty member with the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, that documents seasonal sea salt and sea ice variability in a South Pole ice core that reflects changes over the last 11,400 years. The study was published in Geophysical Research Letters.

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Pen Bay Pilot, BDN cover UMaine researchers study of phytoplankton carbon cycling

The Penobscot Bay Pilot shared a University of Maine news release highlighting a study of phytoplankton’s role in carbon cycling in the North Atlantic. University of Maine School of Marine Sciences faculty Emmanuel Boss, Lee Karp-Boss and Margaret Estapa, and UMaine research associate Sean O’Neill are part of a research expedition seeking to quantify carbon […]

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‘A fishery in a sea of change’ highlights latest American lobster research

Amalia Harrington, a Maine Sea Grant marine Extension associate at the University of Maine, collaborated with other scientists in the National Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative (ALI) to publish a report detailing how warming waters impact lobsters.  The researchers compiled a suite of recently published scientific articles and made the information accessible to the nonscientific community.  “A Fishery in […]

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Pen Bay Pilot reports on Winski, Kreutz study of sea ice cover

The Penobscot Bay Pilot shared a University of Maine news release highlighting research findings suggesting that the sea ice cover in the Southern Hemisphere has exhibited seasonal variability for millennia. Dominic Winski, a UMaine research assistant professor, and Karl Kreutz, a UMaine professor, studied the chemistry of a 54,000-year-old ice core sampled from the South […]

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ESPN interviews Mayewski about research on Mount Everest

ESPN interviewed Paul Mayewski for an article about what people learned about Mount Everest in the past 100 years. Mayewski, director of the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, discussed findings from the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition, particularly the pollutants found trapped in glaciers. “As they melt, they release those toxic […]

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Stancioff cited in VillageSoup report of efforts to address rising sea levels

VillageSoup cited Esperanza Stancioff, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor, in reporting on efforts to help coastal communities address climate change and rising sea levels in Waldo County. Stancioff is a member of the group Collaborating Toward Climate Solutions (CTCS), which includes researchers from Bowdoin College, the University of Maine at Machias, the Maine […]

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BDN reports on Roman’s research into cause of last glacial maximum

The Bangor Daily News picked up a University of Maine news release announcing the award of a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to Zander Roman, a UMaine senior studying Earth and climate sciences. Roman will use the award to pursue a doctorate in paleoclimatology at UMaine and study what triggered the change in […]

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DW speaks with Gill about climate collapse, end of civilization

DW talked with Jacquelyn Gill, a University of Maine associate professor of paleoecology, about increasing fears of climate change, particularly among younger populations who fear for the future of the planet. “We know that we won’t be fine, but there’s a lot of space between fine and doomed,” Gill said. “That space is our greatest […]

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