Signature and Emerging Areas

Kelly speaks with AP about rising sea levels threatening salt marshes 

The Associated Press interviewed Joseph Kelley, a professor of marine geology at the University of Maine, about the threat rising sea levels pose to salt marshes. A group of scientists led by Neil Ganju, a Woods Hole, Massachusetts-based oceanographer, found that four of the country’s coastal salt marshes would be gone in 350 years, and […]

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MD Islander highlights Muscat selection as NOAA scholar

The Mount Desert Islander profiled University of Maine student Abigail Muscat, who was recently named a 2020 Ernest A. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Muscat, a third-year marine sciences major and international affairs minor from Tremont, is the fourth UMaine student in four years to receive this prestigious scholarship. After […]

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Providence Journal interviews Crittenden about grandparents raising grandchildren during COVID-19

The Providence Journal interviewed Jennifer Crittenden, associate director at the University of Maine Center on Aging, about the challenges grandparents who raise their grandchildren face during the coronavirus pandemic. Many grandparents have relied on school, Pre-K and daycare to provide care for their grandchildren while they worked, completed chores, or rested, according to the article. […]

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Fernandez talks about Maine Climate Council action plan on ‘Maine Calling’

Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science and forest resources and cooperating professor in the Climate Change Institute, was a recent guest on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling.” The show’s topic was about the Maine Climate Council’s four-year action plan to address climate change. Fernandez is one of two scientists who serve the council.

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BDN interviews Dixon about reducing plastic use

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Daniel Dixon, director of the Office of Sustainability and research assistant professor in the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, about how to reduce plastic use. Purchasing reusable items in lieu of disposable ones can help decrease plastic consumption, but Dixon said they must be used carefully to […]

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WABI interviews Dagher about saving lives with local innovation

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Habib Dagher, founding executive director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, about the impacts of ballistic technology developed at the University of Maine. “I was in my office, and I got a call one day,” Dagher said. “Someone from the Army, someone in Afghanistan that said, ‘thank you very much. […]

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Fernandez to take part in ‘Maine Calling’ show about Maine Climate Council action plan

Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science and forest resources and cooperating professor in the Climate Change Institute, will participate in a Maine Calling discussion about the Maine Climate Council’s four-year action plan to address climate change. Fernandez is one of two scientists who serve the council.  Hannah Pingree, director of the Maine Office of Policy Innovation & […]

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News Center Maine highlights UNE documentary featuring Wahle

News Center Maine reported on a documentary created by the University of England about the effects of climate change on Maine that features Richard Wahle, a research professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and director of the Loberst Institute at UMaine. “Reckoning with Climate Change in the Gulf of Maine,” which […]

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BDN interviews UMaine experts about proposed salmon farm in Belfast

The Bangor Daily News interviewed three University of Maine experts from the School of Marine Sciences and School of Earth and Climate Sciences about the possible environmental effects of what is expected to be one of the world’s largest indoor salmon farms proposed for construction near the Little River in Belfast. Damian Brady, an associate […]

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Kreutz co-authors ‘Stories from the Ice’ in Shared Voices

Karl Kreutz co-wrote “Stories from the Ice” in Shared Voices, the UArctic Magazine. The professor with the Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences co-authored the article with Cameron Wake, research professor at the University of New Hampshire; Erich Osterberg, associate professor at Dartmouth College; and Alison Criscitiello, director of the Canadian […]

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