Climate Change

UMAA hosts Mayewski for talk about National Geographic expedition to Everest

World-renowned explorer and glaciologist Paul Mayewski will talk about “Pushing Climate Change Research to the Roof of the World: Expedition Everest” 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 during the University of Maine Alumni Association’s free, live webcast. In 2019, the director of the Climate Change Institute led the National Geographic and Rolex mission by leading a […]

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Sandweiss’ two-year term as Phi Kappa Phi president underway

A University of Maine archaeologist has begun his two-year term as president of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society that was founded at the University of Maine. Daniel H. Sandweiss, professor of anthropology and Quaternary and climate studies, served as vice president for chapter development since 2016. He […]

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Mayewski talks with WVII about pandemic, cleaner air

Paul Mayewski told WVII that fewer toxic substances are being emitted into the atmosphere during the pandemic and that the air is cleaner. “The fact we can live with less [and] consume more local products is good for us. It’s good for the environment,” said the director of the Climate Change Institute. “The fact that […]

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McGill, Gill to receive NSFA research, public service awards

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture announced that Brian McGill, professor of biological sciences, and Jacquelyn Gill, associate professor of terrestrial paleoecology, will be recognized with faculty awards for 2020. McGill will receive the college’s Outstanding Research Award; Gill will be honored with its Outstanding Public Service Award.  The Outstanding Research Award recognizes […]

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Stancioff speaks with Guardian about lobster industry changes

The Guardian interviewed Esperanza Stancioff, climate change educator for University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant, about changes in the lobster industry. Stancioff said that over time the center of Maine’s lobster fishery has shifted from Thomaston to Stonington and Canada. Lobsters also have been moving farther offshore, requiring fishermen to obtain an […]

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Leslie to share progress of Maine Climate Council on Aug. 7

Heather Leslie will present a webinar titled “Climate science and action for Maine’s coast and coastal communities” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7. Leslie is the director of the Darling Marine Center and an associate professor in the School of Marine Sciences. Since September 2019, she has co-led the Coastal and Marine Working Group of […]

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Maine Landscape

Mitchell Center to assess equity of Maine’s climate strategies

Sustainability experts from the University of Maine will advise a governor’s council on how efforts to combat climate change could support historically underrepresented populations in the state. The Maine Climate Council tapped the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions to assist with its efforts to improve equity outcomes of the state Climate Action […]

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