Signature and Emerging Areas

Shop, learn Dec. 12 at virtual Wabanaki Winter Market 

After last year’s 25th annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market, organizers renamed the event Wabanaki Winter Market to better represent participants and the wide range of artforms. And because of the coronavirus, the word “virtual” has been added to the name of the 26th annual market slated for Saturday, Dec. 12. This year’s popular collaboration […]

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Experts contribute to Maine’s plan for climate action

The Maine Climate Council released its four-year plan for climate action Tuesday, the same day 60-mph wind gusts were battering the state. As Council member Ivan Fernandez remarked during the public release of the report that the five hottest years in Earth’s recorded history were the last five, the temperature in a number of communities […]

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Brian McGill standing in the forest

McGill named one of the most cited researchers in the world for second consecutive year

For the second consecutive year, University of Maine professor of biological sciences Brian McGill, whose research focuses on modeling large-scale ecology and global change, has been named one of the most cited researchers worldwide, according to Clarivate. The company’s 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list identifies researchers who produced multiple scientific papers ranking in the top […]

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Mayewski speaks with Popular Science about Everest research

Paul Mayewski, director of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, spoke with Popular Science about research from the most comprehensive scientific expedition to Mount Everest. CCI scientists joined others in the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition, which resulted in several papers published in the interdisciplinary scientific journal One Earth. “This […]

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CBS News cites Climate Reanalyzer in Arctic warming story

CBS News cited the Climate Change Institute Climate Reanalyzer in a story about “astonishingly warmer” temperatures in the Arctic. The average temperature for the Arctic Circle, which spans 7.7 million square miles, reached 12 degrees Fahrenheit above normal Nov. 21–22, according to the reanalyzer. Since 2012, University of Maine CCI research assistant professor Sean Birkel […]

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Miner speaks with Smithsonian Magazine about Everest oxygen study

Kimberley Miner spoke to Smithsonian Magazine about a study exploring how climate change has altered oxygen levels at Mount Everest. The study, which the assistant professor at the Climate Change Institute was not involved in, revealed that the rise in air pressure resulting from climate change near the summit has made oxygen more available. It […]

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KSAT reports on discoveries from Everest expedition

KSAT in San Antonio reported on research from the most comprehensive scientific expedition to Mount Everest. Several researchers, including scientists from the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, participated in the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition, and shared their findings in papers published in the interdisciplinary scientific journal One Earth. Paul […]

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