Sustainability Solutions and Technologies

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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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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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BDN advances Mitchell Center talk about nanotechnology for sustainable water treatment

The Bangor Daily News advanced an upcoming webinar about how nanotechnology can contribute to sustainable water treatment hosted by the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine. Onur Apul, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UMaine, will deliver the talk, “Sustainable Water Treatment […]

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Mitchell Center hosts talk about working together for community well-being

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk about how municipalities can collaborate with researchers to improve community development 3–4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23.  Over the past 20 years, Dave Milan has helped municipalities learn how departments can work together to improve community well-being. […]

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Mitchell Center hosts talk about collaborating for community well-being Nov. 23

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk about how municipalities can collaborate with researchers to improve community development 3–4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23.  Over the past 20 years, Dave Milan has helped municipalities learn how departments can work together to improve community well-being. […]

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Press Herald editorial touts benefits of UMaine offshore wind research

The Portland Press Herald highlighted the benefits of the University of Maine floating wind turbine research, citing $125 million in new economic activity and the creation of hundreds of jobs during construction. In addition, the demonstration project will model the integration of floating wind power and traditional marine industries while supporting Maine’s climate change and […]

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Media report UMaine a top AASHE sustainability performer

The Bangor Daily News, Centralmaine.com and the Penobscot Bay Pilot picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting UMaine’s recognition by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). UMaine ranked in the top ten in the grounds category, recognizing biodiversity on campus, campus land management practices and sustainable landscaping. 

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