Sustainability Solutions and Technologies

Food insecurity in the time of COVID-19 talk Sept. 21

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will offer an interactive online session on food insecurity during COVID-19 3–4 p.m. Sept. 21.   “Safety nets and bootstraps: Mainers and food insecurity in the time of COVID-19” will discuss the fundamentals of food insecurity, and summarize a recent survey of […]

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Mainebiz highlights Mitchell Center assisting Climate Council

Mainebiz highlighted the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions helping the Maine Climate Council with its efforts to improve the equity outcomes of the state Climate Action Plan. The center provided expertise to the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future to help determine how the Climate Council’s strategies for reducing carbon […]

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AAAS highlights Yu, Yang award from DOE 

Eurekalert!, a website managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, posted a University of Maine news story about a $750,000 Department of Energy grant awarded to researchers Liping Yu and Yingchao Yang. Yu, an assistant professor of physics, and Yang, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, seek to characterize a new class of […]

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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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Media cover venture to develop floating offshore wind demonstration project

A number of media organizations covered the University of Maine announcement that two industry heavyweights are investing in the development of a pioneer floating offshore wind technology project. Diamond Offshore Wind, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi company, is joining with RWE Renewables to invest $100 million to build and deploy a full-scale, floating wind farm 14 […]

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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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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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Melissa Flye

Melissa Flye: Communication key to natural resources management

Melissa Flye analyzed communication patterns of people and groups working to restore Atlantic salmon to Maine rivers. The University of Maine doctoral student says experts understand what’s needed, but that barriers to doing what’s scientifically beneficial can arise due to lack of trust and effective communication. Read more about her research on the Senator George […]

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Waring talks with AMC Outdoors Magazine 

AMC Outdoors Magazine interviewed Tim Waring about environmental benefits that have resulted from grounded flights, shuttered factories and other efforts to contain the coronavirus. “In the U.S., I expect most of the gains in terms of the environment will be quickly reversed [as the economy reopens]. Understanding that is important,” says Waring, an associate professor […]

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