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WABI highlights forum on climate change

WABI (Channel 5) highlighted “A Climate Change Forum — Your chance to ask questions about climate change” webinar 6–7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28. Five University of Maine faculty members will address various aspects of climate change — including why it matters and how we respond to it, and the importance of messaging. After all of […]

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WABI, Observer report on Leahy’s rural student study

WABI (Channel 5) and The Piscatiquis Observer reported on a study conducted by Jessica Leahy, a University of Maine professor of human dimensions of natural resources, designed to provide information to rural communities that will facilitate student success. The Rural Youth Futures study surveyed students in Maine and Oregon seeking information about their aspirations and […]

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Rural youth share aspirations in large-scale surveys in Maine, Oregon

For middle and high school students in some forest-dependent rural communities in Maine and Oregon, a lack of money for education is the top barrier to pursuing the career they want, according to a survey of more than 2,000 youth by researchers at the University of Maine and Oregon State University. The teens surveyed in […]

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Order Christmas trees online through Oct. 8

The University of Maine’s Xi Sigma Pi forestry honor society is accepting orders for balsam and Fraser fir trees online through Oct. 8 to protect customers and student volunteers during the pandemic, and to ensure access to Christmas trees during a predicted shortage.  Tree prices, by suggested donation, range from $20 to $50 for 4- […]

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Experts to address climate change topics, questions in free webinar 

What is Maine doing to address climate change? How does climate change impact geopolitical unrest? Are the wildfires in the western United States related to climate change?  People interested in learning more about these and other topics are invited to the “A Climate Change Forum — Your chance to ask questions about climate change” webinar […]

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Kamath to examine impact of parasites on moose survival

Pauline Kamath will investigate how parasites affect moose survival and health to inform management strategies targeted at maintaining healthy populations of the large mammal in Maine and across North America. The Morris Animal Foundation awarded the University of Maine assistant professor of animal health in the School of Food and Agriculture $148,492 for the three-year […]

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Leahy, Seymour featured as Outstanding Tree Farmers in Piscataquis Observer

The Piscataquis Observer reported that Jessica Leahy and Bob Seymour, winners of the Maine Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year, hosted a small tour of masked participants in Wicopy Woods in Sebec. Leahy and Seymour are licensed foresters. Leahy is professor of human dimensions of natural resources in the University of Maine School of Forest […]

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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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View what’s new, and old, at UMaine-affiliated museums, gallery 

For people eager to again appreciate art and artifacts in person, three University of Maine museums and a gallery are open, or soon will be.  Admission to the Hudson Museum, Page Farm and Home Museum, Zillman Museum (ZAM) and Lord Hall Gallery is free. Guests are required to wear face coverings and follow all other […]

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Mainebiz, Maine Public, WABI cover patent to create construction materials with CNF

Mainebiz and Maine Public reported that the University of Maine received a patent for a process to create construction materials that are bound with cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) and offer increased durability and environmental friendliness. While the technology can be used to create a variety of commonly used building materials, the primary application focuses on a replacement […]

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