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Himalayan glacier

Scientists rank world’s most important, most threatened mountain water towers 

Scientists from around the world, including University of Maine Climate Change Institute director Paul Mayewski, have assessed the planet’s 78 mountain glacier-based water systems and, for the first time, ranked them in order of their importance to adjacent lowland communities, as well as their vulnerability to future environmental and socioeconomic changes.  These systems, known as […]

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Turner Publishing, Morning Ag Clips advance Extension dairy forage conference

Turner Publishing and Morning Ag Clips advanced the annual University of Maine Cooperative Extension dairy forage conference, which will be held 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Governor’s Restaurant in Waterville. The focus will be managing diets with forages grown and harvested in challenging conditions and potential health concerns for livestock. Additional topics […]

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McCarty included in Lincoln County News article on gleaning group

The Lincoln County News reported on a gleaning group that is expanding its food security-focused mission from seasonal to year-round. The Lincoln County Gleaners are a project of Healthy Lincoln County, a community health nonprofit based in Damariscotta. The article included a photo of Kate McCarty, a food preservation professional with the University of Maine […]

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Master Gardener Volunteer registration open, Turner Publishing reports

Turner Publishing posted a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release announcing applications are being accepted for 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer training in Penobscot and Somerset counties. Classes will meet weekly Feb. 25 through May 21, primarily at the UMaine Extension office in Bangor. Classes resume for four weeks in September. UMaine Extension horticulture staff […]

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Turner Publishing advances ‘Recipe to Market’ workshops 

Turner Publishing advanced a series of half-day “Recipe to Market” workshops for food entrepreneurs, offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Workshop topics  include food entrepreneurship in the specialty food industry, business basics, an overview of the product development process, licensing and regulations, and food safety. Sessions will be offered 9 a.m.–noon on Dec. 2 […]

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Turner Publishing, Morning Ag Clips preview beekeeping courses

Turner Publishing and Morning Ag Clips previewed University of Maine Cooperative Extension beginner and intermediate beekeeping courses, which will be offered at the UMaine Regional Learning Center in Falmouth beginning in January. The five-session beginner class meets 6–8 p.m. Jan. 7 to Feb. 4, with a second session Feb. 18 to March 17. Intermediate classes […]

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WVII reports on student-athlete donations to food pantry

WVII (Channel 7) covered the University of Maine Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s presentation of a check for $3,026 and more than 1,000 nonperishable food items to the Black Bear Exchange on-campus food pantry. The student-athletes collected the food during the “America East Food Frenzy,” a conferencewide drive held each semester, according to the report.

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Free Press previews ‘What’s Art Got to Do With It?’ exhibit

The Free Press advanced the free, public opening reception for the exhibit “What’s Art Got to Do With It?” 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The exhibit features 29 portraits by Maine photographer Lynn Karlin and an 8-foot-by-16-foot community mural inspired by designs and words of Waldo […]

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School of Social Work offers online master’s program information session

The School of Social Work at the University of Maine will offer an online information session about the Master of Social Work program 5:30–7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.   People interested in learning more about the fall 2020 program are invited to attend. The session will cover the application process and on-campus and distance learning options […]

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