Signature and Emerging Areas

CRSF announces forest climate change webinar, tour series

The Center for Research on Sustainable Forests at the University of Maine will host a series of five webinars and live forest tours that will explore the impact of climate change on diverse Maine woodlands. The Forest Climate Change Initiative and the Forest Stewards Guild will explore the impact of climate change through a series […]

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Cape Cod Times discusses plight of right whales with Pershing

The Cape Cod Times spoke with Andrew Pershing, a University of Maine associate professor with the Climate Change Institute, about fishing practices and accelerated warming in the Gulf of Maine that are impacting the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. Pershing and other researchers recently published three studies that indicate the right whale may be […]

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Civil Eats speaks with Stoll, cites Sea Grant program data

Civil Eats talked with Joshua Stoll, a University of Maine assistant professor of marine policy, for a story about gender barriers in the aquaculture industry. The article also cited data from Maine Sea Grant’s Aquaculture in Shared Waters initiative, noting that more Maine women are enrolling in aquaculture training programs, although the majority of aquaculture […]

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Bangor Daily reports on UMaine’s role in COLDEX project

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release highlighting the role of researchers from UMaine’s Climate Change Institute in a new project seeking to identify and harvest the oldest ice in Antarctica. The Center for the Oldest Ice Exploration, or COLDEX, is led by Oregon State University and funded by the National […]

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Media highlight Mitchell Center presentation on secondhand economy

The Bangor Daily News, Centralmaine.com, The Irregular and the Sun Journal promoted “Digging for Buried Treasure: Hidden Gems in Maine’s Reuse Markets,” which is scheduled for 3–4 p.m. Sept. 20 in Room 107 of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine. The presentation will also be available on Zoom. Cindy Isenhour, a […]

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IANS notes UMaine helping discover oldest ice in Antarctica

The Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) shared an Oregon State University news release noting that University of Maine researchers are participating in a multi-institutional effort led by Oregon State to discover the oldest ice in Antarctica. The project, funded by a five-year, $25 million award from Science and Technology Center, will allow the team of scientists […]

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News Observer reports on celebration for UMaine Machias retirees

The Machias Valley News Observer reported on a celebration University of Maine at Machias hosted for three retiring faculty members Aug. 16 at Merrill Library. Kay Kimball, a retired head of campus and deputy vice chancellor for academic affairs; Gene Nichols, a retired music professor; and Gayle Kraus, a retired professor of marine ecology, were […]

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WGME speaks with Shaler about building with cross-laminated timber

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) talked with Steve Shaler, a University of Maine professor of sustainable materials, for a story about construction of a new tower in Westbrook that is being built with cross-laminated timber (CLT). Shaler noted that building with CLT manufactured with lumber from sustainably managed forests decreases a building’s carbon and energy […]

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Mainebiz, Phys.org highlight UMaine study of aquaculture support

Mainebiz and Phys.org shared a University of Maine news release highlighting a study that characterizes the range of public opinion regarding the growing aquaculture industry in Maine. The study, “Diverse Perspectives on Aquaculture Development in Maine,” was conducted by UMaine marine sciences faculty Joshua Stoll and Heather Leslie and master’s student Melissa Britsch. The researchers […]

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