Climate Change

From ticks to toxins, symposium explores climate change ramifications

University of Maine faculty and graduate students will present wide-ranging research at the 26th annual Harold W. Borns Jr. Symposium that sheds light on how climate change affects the state and its residents. Topics of the emerging climate change studies include whether a temperature-related increase in toxic algal blooms could increase the prevalence of a […]

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Townsend, Thomas quoted in Press Herald article on Gulf of Maine water temperatures

University of Maine oceanography professors David Townsend and Andrew Thomas were quoted in a Portland Press Herald article titled, “Deep current of record-breaking warm water causes concerns for the Gulf of Maine.” Canadian scientists have measured record-breaking temperatures in the deep water flowing into the Gulf of Maine, prompting concerns about effects on marine life, […]

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Researchers cited in Down East article on beech tree effects on environment

In an article on the challenges surrounding Maine’s beech tree population, Down East magazine cited a paper by University of Maine researchers Arun Bose and Aaron Weiskittel, with Purdue University colleague Robert Wagner. The paper, published in The Journal of Applied Ecology, showed a population explosion of beech trees in the state over the past […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Tjepkema

The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by John Tjepkema, professor emeritus in the School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine. Tjepkema’s article is titled “It’s critical that we reduce our carbon footprints to slow our changing climate.”

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UMaine mentioned in media reports of melting Alaskan glaciers

Newsweek, USA Today, Anchorage Daily News, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, EcoWatch, Xinhua News Agency and Eos: Earth and Space Science News reported on new research that found glaciers in a Alaska’s Denali National Park are melting faster than any time in the past 400 years —  and summer temperatures are starting to climb. The research, which was […]

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The County cites CCI report in article about upcoming film screening

The County cited a 2015 report by the University of Maine Climate Change Institute in an article about an upcoming screening of “Saving Snow” at Northern Maine Community College. The report showed the effects of climate change could negatively impact the state by causing rising surface temperatures that would result in a decrease in overall […]

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Jemison, Koehler quoted in BDN report on climate change realities for gardeners

The Bangor Daily News spoke with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s John Jemison and Glen Koehler for the article, “Maine gardners facing realities, challenges of climate change.” According to climate change experts, the state’s growing seasons have lengthened, allowing for the introduction of newer crops. “I think in this instance, climate change is in […]

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Daily Beast mentions Climate Reanalyzer in article on global warming

Daily Beast featured the University of Maine Climate Change Institute’s Climate Reanalyzer in the article, “Four reasons snowy springs don’t disprove global warming.” The article states that a small swath of land from Maine to Georgia is not representative of the entire Earth’s surface, and the warming effects of global climate disruption have not been […]

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Retired CCI researcher Terry Hughes passes away

Terry Hughes, 80, died March 10 at his home in Ft. Pierre, Florida. In 1974, Hughes began a joint appointment at the University of Maine in the Department of Geological Sciences (now the Department of Earth Sciences) and the Institute for Quaternary Studies (now the Climate Change Institute). His glaciological and climate research was published […]

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