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Abhurite

Anthropocene mineralogy and the dawn of a new geological epoch

There are roughly 5,200 officially recognized minerals on planet Earth according to the International Mineralogical Association (IMA). Two of which — Edgrewite and hydroxyledgrewite — are named after University of Maine mineralogist and petrologist Edward Grew. Grew, a research professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, has studied and helped discover new minerals […]

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Barbara Wheatland Geospatial Programs provides remote sensing for town of Orland

The University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources recently finished an innovative remote sensing application for the town of Orland. The Barbara Wheatland Geospatial Programs’ aerial monitoring team produced a high-resolution orthophoto — an aerial photograph that has been geometrically corrected to have a uniform scale — and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) analysis for […]

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Greenland

Biogeochemical links across Greenland key to understanding Arctic

The Kangerlussuaq region of southwest Greenland is a 3,728-square-mile corridor stretching from the ice sheet to the Labrador Sea. In this area near the top of the world, landscape and ecosystem diversity abounds. Flora and fauna range from microbes in the ice sheet to large herbivores — caribou and musk oxen — living on the […]

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American lobster

DMC researchers test technique to determine lobster’s age

Research professor Rick Wahle and graduate student Carl Huntsberger are testing a technique at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center to determine the age of lobsters. Unlike fish, mollusks and trees, Wahle says lobsters and other crustaceans molt — or cast off their skeletons thereby discarding external signs of growth. That means a lobster’s […]

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Steneck, USM students embrace ecotourism experience in Cuba

University of Maine oceanographer Bob Steneck snorkeled on a remote coral reef and sailed a tall ship off Cuba with University of Southern Maine students enrolled in a Winter Term course. Those activities were part of an innovative, team-taught, 20-day course — Navigating Change in Cuba: Sustainable Maritime Environments and Tourism Development — with lead […]

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Wahle welcomes world to spring lobster conference in Portland

University of Maine marine scientist Rick Wahle is co-chairing a June conference in Portland, Maine focused on the impact of the changing ocean environment and the global economy on the biology and business of lobsters. About 200 biologists, oceanographers, industry members and fishery managers from more than a dozen countries are expected to attend the […]

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Vine Street School grows Tank to Table aquaponics program

Cilantro, basil and kale, oh my! Vine Street School in Bangor harvested fresh herbs and greens grown in the lobby aquaponics tank for students and parents to take home for the holidays. Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture — fish or other aquatic animals being raised — and hydroponics — plants being grown in water. […]

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Aerial view of Bangor, Maine

UMaine Center on Aging helps Bangor become more livable for seniors

When AARP announced last summer that Bangor would be named the 100th community in the country to earn “age-friendly” status, leaders in Maine’s third-largest city had to make a big commitment. To receive this distinction, a city must agree to devise a comprehensive strategy to become more livable for its oldest residents. AARP had already […]

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UMaine, Kleinschmidt Associates announce naming gift in support of Windstorm Challenge

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and Kleinschmidt Associates, headquartered in Pittsfield, Maine, have announced a naming gift to support the Windstorm Challenge, a STEM competition at UMaine for Maine middle school and high school students, focusing on renewable energy, innovation and economic development. The Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge will be held May […]

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Engineering-News Record names Dagher a Top 25 newsmaker

Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, has been named one of 2016’s Top 25 Newsmakers by Engineering-News Record (ENR). The award will be formally presented in April in New York City. At that time, ENR also will announce which one of the Top 25 Newsmakers will receive […]

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