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Where do the stories of Native Americans come from? Who tells them, and why?

Much of what Americans learn about Indigenous people of the continent is communicated by people who are not Indigenous. Euro-American archaeologists in particular have influenced how people think about Native Americans past and present. A team of Wabanaki researchers and students led by professor Bonnie Newsom of the University of Maine is creating a framework […]

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Pen Bay Pilot highlights new seed grants for research

The Penobscot Bay Pilot shared a news release announcing that the University of Maine and its Portland Gateway, and Northeastern University and its Roux Institute, have awarded a new round of seed funding to four collaborative research teams to address topics important to people in Maine and beyond.

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Media report on Gov. Mills climate change conference at UMaine

Maine Public, Mainebiz, News Center Maine, the Bangor Daily News, the Portland Press Herald and WABI (Channel 5) reported on Gov. Janet Mills’s recent conference at the University of Maine, where she announced new climate change funding initiatives and celebrated the one-year anniversary of Maine’s four-year climate plan, Maine Won’t Wait. During the gathering, Mills […]

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Fernandez discusses state climate action plan on ‘Maine Calling’

Maine Public interviewed Ivan Fernandez, a University of Maine professor of soil science and forest resources, about the state’s climate action plan, Maine Won’t Wait, for a recent segment of “Maine Calling.” Fernandez, co-chair of the Maine Climate Council’s Scientific and Technical Subcommittee, joined Hannah Pingree, director of the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation & […]

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BDN reports on UMaine-led imagine spectroscopy, wild blueberry study

The Bangor Daily News reported on a study which revealed that imaging spectroscopy can help predict water stress in wild blueberry barrens. “Warming and drought exacerbated by climate change have compounded their struggles in recent years, alongside freezing and pathogens,” said lead researcher Catherine Chan, a University of Maine graduate student. “There has been an […]

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Jocelyn Cooper: Perspectives on deep-sea coral research

Jocelyn Cooper of Boxford, Massachusetts, is a University of Maine senior majoring in marine sciences with a concentration in marine biology. She is a UMaine Center for Undergraduate Research-Maine Space Grant Consortium Fellow and Brooke Olson Award recipient, conducting research in the Waller Lab, led by associate professor Rhian Waller, at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center, […]

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Daigneault discusses wood pellet fuel, forest management with BDN

Adam Daigneault spoke with the Bangor Daily News about how harvesting more biomass for wood pellet fuel for heating would affect forest health and management. “Basically, the state of Maine’s forests is that the forests are overstocked or overcrowded,” said Daigneault, University of Maine E.L. Giddings Associate Professor of Forest Policy and Economics. “That’s leaving […]

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Mitchell Center tidal power impact research noted in Forecaster colum

A column published in the Forecaster highlighted tidal power impact research from the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions has been conducting. Gayle Zydlewski and Teresa Johnson, faculty from the UMaine School of Marine Sciences, have been working with local stakeholders in the Cobscook Bay area to ensure that tidal […]

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