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WSJ interviews UMaine archeologist on ancient civilizations – D. Sandweiss

The Wall Street Journal interviewed University of Maine professor of anthropology and climate studies Daniel Sandweiss on the legitimacy of an advanced ancient civilization discussed in a documentary. Sandweiss and other researchers have said evidence doesn’t exist for the civilization in “Ancient Apocalypse” and have rebutted its claim as a factual documentary. 

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Seasonal Climate Trends across the Wild Blueberry Barrens of Maine, USA – Atmosphere, volume 13(5), 690 (2022) – Rafa Tasnim, Sean Birkel, Lily Calderwood, Samuel Roberts, Yong-Jiang Zhang

Atmosphere, volume 13(5), 690 (2022) https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13050690   Abstract Wild blueberries in Maine, USA are facing threats from our changing climate. While summer climate variations have been affecting this important commercial crop directly, significant climate variations in other seasons also can be potentially detrimental to blueberry production. Therefore, we analyzed annual and seasonal climate trends (temperature, […]

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ProPublica interviews Newsom about repatriation of ancestral remains

Bonnie Newsom, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Maine, spoke with ProPublica for an article titled “Tribes in Maine Spent Decades Fighting to Rebury Ancestral Remains. Harvard Resisted Them at Nearly Every Turn.” The Maine Monitor, Maine Public and the Bangor Daily News shared the ProPublica report.

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Washington Post interviews Gill about communicating climate emergency

The Washington Post interviewed Jacquelyn Gill, an associate professor of paleoecology and plant ecology at the University of Maine, about discussing climate change as an emergency. When it comes to terms like “climate emergency,” Gill said, “it’s a little bit of strategy and a lot of honesty.” Gill also said in regards to global warming, […]

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Gill discusses ‘better path ahead’ for conservation with Maine Public

Jacquelyn Gill, an associate professor of paleoecology and plant ecology at the University of Maine, spoke with Maine Public for a story titled “Humans may be the ultimate invasive. This Maine scientist sees a better path ahead.” Gill said “if we could take a page from many Indigenous cultures throughout the world, and rather than […]

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Newsom discusses Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science in ‘On Point’ segment

WBUR interviewed Bonnie Newsom, University of Maine associate professor of anthropology, about the Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS) for a segment of the show “On Point.” The center, based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will conduct transdisciplinary, placed-based research projects that intertwine Native and Western knowledge systems in collaboration with Indigenous […]

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