Climate Change

Local news report UMaine awarded $236,574 for lobster research

WABI (Channel 5) and News Center Maine reported the University of Maine has been awarded $236,574 as part of the Sea Grant Lobster Initiative funded by NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program. “Fishing in hot water: defining sentinel indicators of resilience in the American lobster fishery” was awarded $125,808. And “Incorporating changes in thermal habitat […]

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UMaine’s Natural Climate Solutions Initiative releases interim report on Maine land sector’s greenhouse gas mitigation potential 

The University of Maine Natural Climate Solutions Initiative has released an interim report that explores approaches for mitigating the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through management in forestry and agriculture. Natural climate solutions (NCS) are conservation, restoration and improved land management actions that increase carbon storage or avoid greenhouse gas emissions in landscapes and wetlands. […]

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UMaine awarded nearly $3M to train graduate students to be future Arctic scientists

The University of Maine will train future Arctic scientists to help address the socio-environmental challenges resulting from the world’s most rapidly changing environment with a nearly $3 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The new UMaine initiative, Systems Approaches to Understanding and Navigating the New Arctic, is funded by the NSF Research Traineeship […]

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Ice core

Winski to analyze Alaskan ice core to understand fire conditions in 21st century

The National Science Foundation awarded Dominic Winski $137,419 to reconstruct 1,500 years of summer climate and wildfire history in Alaska, western Canada and Siberia using an ice core from Denali National Park. Studies that combine past records of summer climate and wildfire are critically needed, says Winski. “Right now, the climate and landscape are changing. […]

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AP announces $3M grant to UMaine for Arctic research

The Associated Press reported that the University of Maine will receive nearly $3 million from the National Science Foundation to support 57 graduate students training in the interdisciplinary field of Arctic systems science. The Bangor Daily News, Maine Public and WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) shared the AP story.

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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 (Channel 7) 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 […]

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