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New checklist features 270 species of native bees in Maine

The first checklist of bees in Maine, compiled using wild blueberry research records from the 1800s to present, as well as private and public collections, and citizen science observations, has documented a total of 278 species — all but eight of which are native, according to a scientific team led by University of Maine bee […]

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UMaine to host regional high school marine science competition

Maine and New Hampshire high school students will put their marine science knowledge to the test by competing in the Nor’easter Bowl at the University of Maine on Feb. 3. Teams from 17 schools will face off from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Donald P. Corbett Business Building for the regional round of the 21st […]

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University of Maine announces fall 2017 Dean’s List

Editor’s note: story updated Feb. 6, 2018. The University of Maine recognized 2,229 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the fall 2017 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 1,609 are from Maine, 559 are from 32 other states and 61 are from 27 countries other than the U.S. Listed below are […]

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American beech dominating, abundance of maples declining due to climate-associated changes in Northeastern forests

The composition of hardwood forests in the Northeastern United States is changing significantly. In the past 30 years in forestlands in four states, climate-associated changes have increased the abundance of American beech compared to three other hardwood species commonly associated with the regional forests, according to University of Maine-led research team. The significant shift to […]

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UMS launches engineering pathway to meet workforce need

The University of Maine System will launch the Maine Engineering Pathways Program in fall 2018 to help more students prepare for a Maine-based engineering career and to build workforce development capacity in response to a critical state shortage. The program is designed so students can graduate in four years from an accredited engineering program ready […]

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Press Herald lists UMaine Extension, Mitchell Center as sustainability education resources

The Portland Press Herald named the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions as resources for those looking to learn about sustainability. UMaine Extension regularly offers workshops, courses, literature and videos on sustainable farming and gardening, soil testing, composting, beekeeping and food preservation. The Mitchell Center hosts […]

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Noblet: Consumer education key for growth of aquaculture in U.S.

Over the last several decades, aquaculture has been expanding throughout the world. Still, many Americans know very little about the industry and its progress has been sluggish. But, the tide could be changing as new research from the University of Maine indicates the industry is poised for growth through strategic outreach and consumer education. Aquaculture, […]

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Beginning Farmer Conference to be offered at 2018 Maine Agricultural Trades Show

The Beginning Farmer Resource Network (BFRN) will host free workshops and talks during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show, Jan. 9–11 at the Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive. Designed to help new and aspiring farmers understand the programs and services available, the Beginning Farmer Conference starts at 9 a.m. Jan. 10 with a panel discussion, […]

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