Climate Change

WSJ interviews UMaine archeologist on ancient civilizations

The Wall Street Journal interviewed University of Maine professor of anthropology and climate studies Daniel Sandweiss on the legitimacy of an advanced ancient civilization discussed in a documentary. Sandweiss and other researchers have said evidence doesn’t exist for the civilization in “Ancient Apocalypse” and have rebutted its claim as a factual documentary. 

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Maine Monitor cites UMaine research on road salt

In a story titled “How pesticides, road salt threaten Maine’s water supply,” The Maine Monitor cited a 2022 University of Maine study which found that Maine used 493,000 tons of road salt in 2019-20, equal to roughly 787 pounds of salt for every resident. The evidence of many different pollutants found in road salt can […]

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Media highlight workshop on weather resources for farmers

Morning Ag Clips, the Daily Bulldog, Penobscot Bay Pilot the Sun Journal and The Bethel Citizen noted that University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program are offering a three-part webinar series focused on using weather-based tools to help agricultural producers adapt to climate change. Visit the program webpage […]

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UMaine Climate Reanalyzer cited by Pioneer Newz

Pioneer Newz cited a data visualization from the University of Maine Climate Change Institute’s Climate Reanalyzer that graphed how the daily average sea surface temperature in 2023 “was at its highest in over four decades of records.” A print edition of the Indian Express also cited the data.

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UMaine Climate Reanalyzer cited by KBTX on hottest year”

KBTX (Channel 3 in Bryan, Texas) cited a data visualization on the University of Maine Climate Change Institute’s Climate Reanalyzer indicating that 2023 was the hottest year on record worldwide. The station reported that according to the Climate Reanalyzer, “the global temperature anomaly in 2023 was higher than the previous record of 2016′s 1.78°F above […]

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Evolution might stop humans from solving climate change, says new study

Central features of human evolution may stop our species from resolving global environmental problems like climate change, says a new study led by the University of Maine. Humans have come to dominate the planet with tools and systems to exploit natural resources that were refined over thousands of years through the process of cultural adaptation […]

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