Climate Change

New York Times interviews Birkel about rising ocean temperatures

The New York Times interviewed Sean Birkel, Maine state climatologist and assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, ocean warming fueled by record-breaking temperatures. Birkel, who manages the Climate Change Institute’s Climate Reanalyzer, said he believes the warming effect of the eruption of an underwater volcano in 2022 has been larger than […]

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Kate Flynn: Turning leftovers into long-lasting impact

In the United States, more than 133 billion pounds of food are thrown away each year. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, food waste is responsible for 33% of total greenhouse gas emissions in Maine, and about 11% of emissions nationwide.  Kate Flynn, a fourth-year political science student at the University of Maine, was exposed […]

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Press Herald highlights UMaine researchers’ work with NASA satellite

Research from University of Maine professor of oceanography Emmanuel Boss and professor of marine sciences Damian Brady to collect ocean data using a NASA satellite was highlighted by the Portland Press Herald. The PACE satellite will be in space for three years to collect the most detailed data on record about the color and health […]

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Media interview Birkel, Fernandez on impending effects of climate change in Maine

In several different news stories, members of the media interviewed University of Maine professor Emeritus and climate research scientist Ivan Fernandez and research assistant professor Sean Birkel on climate change in Maine. Fernandez said in an interview with the Sun Journal that the warming trend is largely due to natural weather fluctuations, the re-emergence of […]

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Seward interviewed by News Center Maine on black bear hibernation

News Center Maine interviewed Lindsay Seward, a principal lecturer of wildlife ecology at the University of Maine, regarding the spring hibernation patterns of black bears. Researchers like Seward have been closely watching for any impacts black bears may be facing due to climate change. “They’re eating ants; they’re eating raspberries; they’re eating acorns and are […]

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