Climate Change

CMJ seminar topics include academic integrity, digital culture, climate change, hate speech

The Department of Communication and Journalism’s fall Colloquium Series begins at noon Monday, Sept. 18 with a roundtable titled “Skills-based Approaches for Teaching Academic Integrity” in Dunn Hall, Room 424. Panelists from the department include doctoral students Dana Carver-Bialer, Bryan Picciotto and Tyler Quiring; lecturer Lily Herakova; and assistant professor Holly Schreiber. Six other public […]

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Mountian peaks in the clouds

Mountain ice records North Pacific storm intensification through windblown sea salt

For nearly 300 years, winter storm activity in Alaska and Northwestern Canada has been intensifying and is currently unmatched in magnitude and duration over the past 1,200 years, according to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The research, a collaborative effort between Dartmouth University, the University of Maine and the University […]

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Discussion on current weather events, future climate trends Sept. 8

A discussion on current weather events and their relation to past, present and future climate trends will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 in Bryand Global Sciences Center, Room 307. The talk will be led by Sean Birkel and Bradfield Lyon, research professors at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute. The talk […]

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Mount Desert Islander advances panel discussion featuring Isenhour

Mount Desert Islander reported Cindy Isenhour, UMaine professor of anthropology and climate change, and facilitator of the legislature’s Stakeholder Working Group to Address Food Waste in Maine, will participate in a panel discussion following a keynote address by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree at the College of the Atlantic Sept. 20. Other participants on the panel […]

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BDN interviews Birkel about droughts, record rainfall

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Sean Birkel, Maine’s state climatologist and a research assistant professor at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, for the article, “How Maine can be in a drought, even during record rainfall.” Birkel said drought conditions can spring up relatively quickly, whereas the trend of increasing precipitation is borne […]

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Grad student’s climate change art featured in Outside Magazine

Jill Pelto, a graduate student in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, was included in an Outside Magazine article that featured 10 artists who are turning climate change data into paintings, sculptures and illustrations. Pelto, who is 24 years old, knows that her generation and those that follow are […]

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Shell midden

Preserving Maine’s ancient coastal heritage

Maine’s coastline is dotted with more than 2,000 archaeologically documented shell middens and virtually all of them are eroding into the ocean, some quite rapidly, which is putting valuable records of Maine’s cultural and environmental history at risk, says Alice Kelley, a geoarchaeologist at the University of Maine. It is a trend that is likely […]

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BDN publishes UMaine Today tick research article, video

The Bangor Daily News published a UMaine Today feature story and video on tick research being conducted at the University of Maine. As the number of ticks and the illnesses they spread rise around the state, UMaine scientists in multiple disciplines are conducting research in an effort to protect residents, animals and the environment. UMaine’s […]

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BDN publishes feature on forensic anthropologist Sorg

Marcella Sorg, a forensic anthropologist at the University of Maine, was the focus of the Bangor Daily News feature, “This Maine scientist gets the call when bones are found in the woods.” When hunters or recreationists find what they think are human remains in the Maine woods, Sorg is the person law enforcement officers usually […]

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