Climate Change

Washington Post interviews Leahy about shifting baselines

The Washington Post spoke to Jessica Leahy, professor of human dimensions of natural resources at the University of Maine, about “shifting baselines,” the new normal of ecosystems as the environment is degraded over generations. Speaking of the 600 acres of forest Leahy manages, she said, “The ground isn’t freezing in the winter, the mud season […]

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UMaine economists developing new resource to help tribal and underserved communities in Maine implement renewable energy 

University of Maine researchers are working with Wabanaki and rural low-income communities to co-develop a new resource for helping them implement renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The Environmental Protection Agency awarded $1.13 million to Sharon Klein and Caroline Noblet, both associate professors of economics, so they can investigate the effectiveness of Local Energy Action […]

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Media features UMaine alpine flora study

The Portland Press Herald, the Bangor Daily News, The Piscataquis Observer, Sun Journal and reported on a study led by Jacquelyn Gill, associate professor of paleoecology & plant ecology with the University of Maine School of Biology and Ecology and Climate Change Institute, that will examine 13,000 years’ worth of lake sediment containing ancient plant DNA […]

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