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Miner discovers DDT in remote Alaska glacier and meltwater

The perception of glacial water as cold and pristine isn’t reality, says Kimberley Miner. At least the pristine part. The research assistant professor with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute found pesticide pollutants — including the insecticide DDT — in a remote Alaskan glacier and its meltwater. Pesticides that contain organochlorine compounds (OCPs) are […]

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Birkel, Mayewski prepare report to help Mainers plan for climate challenges

Mainers can expect significant environmental changes in the next two decades due to increased greenhouse gas emissions and patterns of variability in the climate system, say University of Maine researchers Sean Birkel and Paul Mayewski. And they’ve produced a report — Coastal Maine Climate Futures — to provide a base for coastal Maine planners to […]

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Mayewski, Kurbatov collaborate on ice core study covered by Phys.org

Paul Mayewski, professor and director of the Climate Change Institute (CCI) at the University of Maine, is a co-author on a study that was the focus of a University of Nottingham news release published by Phys.org. Mayewski collaborated with a team of researchers to study an ice core in the Swiss-Italian Alps that yielded evidence […]

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Preventing Chemical Release in Hurricanes – K. Miner (letter in Science)

Preventing Chemical Release in Hurricanes Kimberley MIner, Nicole Wayant, and Heather Ward Science  12 Oct 2018: Vol. 362, Issue 6411, pp. 166 DOI: 10.1126/science.aav3822 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6411/166 In this Letter, Kimberley Miner and colleagues highlight the increased risk of post-disaster chemical release to coastal communities, which are poised to experience more frequent and severe storms as a […]

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Value of Maine’s reuse markets focus of three-year study – C. Isenhour

The relationship between community resilience and reuse markets is the focus of a recently funded project led by University of Maine researchers. Cynthia Isenhour, a professor of anthropology and climate change, and Andrew Crawley, a professor of regional economic development, were awarded $265,147 from the National Science Foundation to examine Maine’s reuse markets and their […]

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Maine Public tells story of Gill’s brush with death in Siberia

5,000 Miles From Home, UMaine Professor Narrowly Avoided Death In Siberia UMaine climate science professor Jacquelyn Gill pictured on site in Siberia, during the filming of a documentary about ice age fossils. University of Maine climate science professor Jacquelyn Gill knew that the chance to spend 10 days in the Siberian wilderness shooting a documentary […]

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World Climate Interactive Negotiation Simulations to be held at Maine schools in October

University of Maine graduate students are partnering with schools across Maine to host World Climate Interactive Negotiation Simulation (WCS) activities. The simulation activity was developed by the nongovernmental organization Climate Interactive and involves a role play in which participants act as country delegates and work together to negotiate a global climate agreement. The simulation emulates […]

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