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New 4-H project collaboration uses ticks to teach kids about ecosystems and public health

University of Maine Cooperative Extension recently launched its new 4-H Tick Project, a community science program where youth collect, identify and learn about ticks while contributing to university research. The project provides children and teenagers an opportunity to explore ticks and tick-borne diseases and understand the connections between climate, ecosystem change and public health. Led […]

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New UMaine Field Hockey Complex scheduled to open in August

Construction for the new University of Maine field hockey complex, scheduled to open in August, is well underway, with several developments completed through the winter and spring seasons. The underground utilities, including new perimeter drainage, have been installed, and concrete walls have been erected at the team bench areas and along the grandstand. Construction on […]

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New report describes community resilience in Northern Border Region

Describing the resilience to major economic, ecological and climate change by rural communities across northern New England and New York through qualitative and quantitative data is the objective of a new report written by University of Maine researchers Adam Daigneault and Aaron Weiskittel and their colleagues. The project team and partners will present key findings […]

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UMaine study shows why lane departure accidents are so prevalent in Maine

In Maine, lane departure crashes, such as running off the road or head-on collisions, are the most prevalent source of road fatalities, accounting for nearly 70% of roadway deaths. A new study from the University of Maine shows how rural roads, deteriorating infrastructure, an aging population and cold weather can be a deadly combination for […]

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New findings revealed on how climate change impacts lobster ecology

New information is emerging on how climate change is impacting American lobster populations and their connections to other species in the marine food web in the earliest stages of their life cycle. New research conducted by two graduate students at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) has revealed more information about how these […]

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New model developed for predicting adsorption of PFAS by microplastics

Rivers, lakes and oceans worldwide are home to trillions of pieces of plastic pollution that are smaller than five millimeters in length, known as microplastics, and their size allows them to easily enter humans and animals. Some can adsorb and transport other harmful toxicants that pollute waterways, including certain types of a more recently discovered […]

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Study shows how writing helps young students engage more deeply with civics

Recent results from an assessment known as the “Nation’s Report Card” found scores in U.S. history and civics among eighth graders across the country declined compared to previous assessments. Among students who took part in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 2022, scores in history were the lowest on record while scores in […]

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UMaine joins NSF-backed coalition for forestry research, product development in Northern New England 

The University of Maine has partnered with research institutions and community organizations across Northern New England to devise new forest products and management strategies using $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The Coalition of Northern Forest Innovation and Research (CONFIR), led by the Northern Forest Center in Concord, New Hampshire, is among the […]

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Tardy receives 2023 Black Bear Award for Extraordinary Impact

James Tardy, the lead facilities maintenance worker for the University of Maine athletics complex, is the recipient of the 2023 Black Bear Award for Extraordinary Impact. The annual award, established in 2021, recognizes an individual or group at UMaine that exceeds expectations, contributes positively to the university community and makes an extraordinary impact through their […]

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