Climate Change

‘Mammoths in Maine’ focus of Phi Beta Kappa talk

University of Maine Professor Emeritus Hal Borns and Gary Hoyle, artist and former curator at the Maine State Museum, will present “Mammoths in Maine,” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in the Bodwell Lounge of the Hudson Museum. Borns and Hoyle will speak about the history of the ancient animal in the state. A tusk […]

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National Geographic quotes Lyon in article on Somalia drought

Bradfield Lyon, an associate research professor of climate analysis at the University of Maine, was interviewed by National Geographic for an article about the current drought in Somalia. The country’s government recently declared the drought a national disaster, and observers fear if rain doesn’t come this month, mass starvation will follow, according to the article. […]

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Eos features Bohleber’s Kilimanjaro findings

Pascal Bohleber’s findings about ice thickness on Mount Kilimanjaro are featured in Eos, a publication of the American Geophysical Union. Bohleber is an adjunct research assistant professor at the Climate Change Institute. In 2015, he led a team that — for the first time — took ground-penetrating radar to Kilimanjaro’s 6,000-meter-high summit. “It’s like an […]

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Anthropocene mineralogy and the dawn of a new geological epoch

There are roughly 5,200 officially recognized minerals on planet Earth according to the International Mineralogical Association (IMA). Two of which — Edgrewite and hydroxyledgrewite — are named after University of Maine mineralogist and petrologist Edward Grew. Grew, a research professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, has studied and helped discover new minerals […]

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Schmitt addresses what Arctic warming may mean for state in Maine Boats article

Catherine Schmitt, communications director for the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine, writes in Maine Boats that the climate changes altering life above the Arctic Circle are also influencing conditions along the Maine coast. At last fall’s Arctic Council meeting in Portland, writes Schmitt, scientists gave examples of the connection between […]

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Robinson’s artifacts from the Amazon on display in Hudson Museum exhibit

In 1979 and 1980, the late University of Maine archeologist Brian Robinson collected a range of traditional artifacts on a trip through the Amazonian rainforest in Peru. Robinson, who was an associate professor in UMaine’s Department of Anthropology and the Climate Change Institute, died last fall after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Now, visitors to […]

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Biogeochemical links across Greenland key to understanding Arctic

The Kangerlussuaq region of southwest Greenland is a 3,728-square-mile corridor stretching from the ice sheet to the Labrador Sea. In this area near the top of the world, landscape and ecosystem diversity abounds. Flora and fauna range from microbes in the ice sheet to large herbivores — caribou and musk oxen — living on the […]

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Press Herald publishes feature on Hall, glacier research

The Portland Press Herald published a feature article on Brenda Hall, a glacial geology professor at the University of Maine, as part of its “Meet” series. The Press Herald interviewed Hall about “her journey from growing up in Standish to being a globe-trotting expert on glacial geology and the stability of ice sheets.” Hall, a […]

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