Sustainability Solutions and Technologies

Weiskittel says carbon storage levels in trees may be overestimated

Aaron Weiskittel, director of the University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, was interviewed for the story “Are We Overestimating How Much Trees Will Help Fight Climate Change?” in Undark. Bob Marra, a forest pathologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station who uses imaging scans to measure internal decay of trees, says internal […]

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Walker, Tajvidi talk with News Center Maine about ‘Nanocellulose Valley’

News Center Maine interviewed Colleen Walker and Medhi Tajvidi for its story about nanocellulose research at the University of Maine, the lone facility in the United States with the ability to produce 1 ton of nanocellulose per day. Nanocellulose, made from wood pulp, is renewable, biodegradable and strong, and can be used to make a […]

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If you missed these achievements the first time, here’s a recap

During the first six months of 2019, University of Maine faculty and students have contributed to knowledge and solutions — locally and worldwide. Here’s a review of some highlights, including dog biscuits made of green crabs and a comprehensive scientific expedition on Mount Everest. January Food science majors to engage in active learning to prepare […]

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UMaine earns STARS Silver sustainability rating

The University of Maine earned its first STARS Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for recycling and composting nearly half of its waste; promoting student life opportunities, including a Green Living and Learning dorm floor; reducing water consumption by 20 percent per campus user; and more. STARS, […]

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Earth Week 2019 to feature festival, other sustainability events

Editor’s note: Check the online schedule prior to attending events in case of last-minute changes. Earth Week 2019 at the University of Maine will be held April 22–27, and will include various events and activities focused on themes of sustainability and environmental awareness. This year’s theme is “Protect Our Species.” The week will kick off […]

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McGill named lifetime honorary Fellow of the Ecological Society of America

Brian McGill, a professor of biological science at the University of Maine, was named a lifetime honorary fellow of the Ecological Society of America. The society established its fellowship program in 2012 with the goal of honoring its members and supporting their competitiveness and advancement to leadership positions in the society, at their institutions, and […]

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UMaine celebrates research and creativity during Maine Impact Week

Maine Impact Week celebrates University of Maine faculty, students, community and their contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond. The public is invited to attend multiple events highlighting the impact of research and creative work produced by Maine’s research university the week of April 8–13. The featured event is the […]

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Research report showcases ‘global impact, local relevance’

The University of Maine recently published its Annual Research Report, showcasing the diversity of research by faculty and students and the impact of their work on the community — and beyond. The report demonstrates the success of interdisciplinary and collaborative research methods with stories that illustrate the positive outcomes and experience these techniques provide. “To […]

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