Climate Change

UMaine-led studies cited in story about Blue Hill lobsterman 

The Bangor Daily News cited two University of Maine-led studies that indicate warming waters off Maine have changed the dynamics of the lobster population in its story about Jeremy Tyler. The Blue Hill lobsterman is developing a “Plan B” for his economic livelihood that includes opening a coffee and sandwich shop to sell baked goods […]

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Himalayan glacier

Scientists rank world’s most important, most threatened mountain water towers 

Scientists from around the world, including University of Maine Climate Change Institute director Paul Mayewski, have assessed the planet’s 78 mountain glacier-based water systems and, for the first time, ranked them in order of their importance to adjacent lowland communities, as well as their vulnerability to future environmental and socioeconomic changes.  These systems, known as […]

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Saros named Fellow of Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography

Jasmine Saros has been named a Fellow of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO).  ASLO Fellows are recognized as having achieved excellence in their contributions to the association and to aquatic sciences. Saros is a professor of paleolimnology and lake ecology with the University of Maine School of Biology and Ecology […]

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WVII interviews Kurbatov about 2 million-year-old ice cores

WVII (Channel 7) interviewed Andrei Kurbatov, an associate professor in the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, about research on 2 million-year-old ice cores from Antarctica. The research, led by Princeton University, involved expeditions of students and other researchers to Allan Hills in Antarctica to drill for the ice cores. On campus, students […]

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CCI, Princeton researchers analyze 2 million-year-old ice cores, Penobscot Bay Pilot reports

Penobscot Bay Pilot published a University of Maine news release about three Climate Change Institute scientists working with a Princeton University-led team to analyze 2 million-year-old ice cores from Antarctica. CCI associate professor Andrei Kurbatov, director Paul Mayewski, and doctoral student Heather Clifford participated in the research that aims to provide the first direct observations […]

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The remote Allan Hills in Antarctica

CCI teams with Princeton to analyze 2 million-year-old ice cores

Three University of Maine Climate Change Institute scientists are part of a Princeton University-led team that analyzed 2 million-year-old ice cores from Antarctica to provide the first direct observations of Earth’s climate when furred early ancestors of modern humans still roamed. CCI associate professor Andrei Kurbatov, director Paul Mayewski, and doctoral student Heather Clifford participated […]

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Climate Reanalyzer cited in Stock Daily Dish story about brutal cold 

Stock Daily Dish mentioned the University of Maine Climate Change Institute Climate Reanalyzer in a story about a cold snap in the Midwest that prompted the closing of dozens of schools Friday, Nov. 22. Cold weather advisories were in effect from North Dakota to Ohio, with cold wind chills that could dip to as low […]

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DMC partnership

Maine-eDNA an opportunity for DMC, Bigelow to collaborate, find solutions

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences are pooling their expertise and resources for the Maine-eDNA initiative. Researchers on both sides of the Damariscotta River will be ocean forensic scientists as they track the health of Maine’s fisheries and coastal ecosystems and seek solutions for challenges. More information […]

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