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Smithsonian features Ruskin in article about saving the saltmarsh sparrow

Smithsonian interviewed Kate Ruskin, a University of Maine researcher and member of the Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program, about the efforts to save the saltmarsh sparrow, whose habitats are rapidly shrinking along the East Coast. Ruskin spoke about the saltmarsh sparrow’s tendency to breed with multiple partners. “There’s this whole ‘free love’ thing happening […]

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Isenhour interviewed for Waste Dive about reusable takeout containers

Cindy Isenhour, associate professor of anthropology and climate change and Mitchell Center Faculty Fellow, recently spoke with Waste Dive about her research on reusable takeout containers. In fall 2021, Isenhour worked with graduate student Jared Entwistle to present a few possible models for reusable takeout containers to a group of 35 Maine hospitality, waste and […]

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Mayewski ranked among top Earth scientists by Research.com

Paul Andrew Mayewski, professor and director of the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, was ranked No. 125 in the world and No. 66 in the United States in the first edition of the ranking of top Earth scientists produced by Research.com, the number one online research portal for scientists. The website determined the rankings […]

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Kurbatov co-authors volcanic event paper on Thera volcano featured in Futurity

Futurity reported on a new study that combines different techniques to confirm the source of a volcanic eruption in 1628 BCE. While the eruption was previously thought to be Thera on the Greek island of Santorini, the researchers found instead that it was Alaskan volcano Aniakchak II. The article cited that co-authors include researchers at […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP – A Virtual Event for Educators Professional Development: July 12–13 • Graduate Course: July 5

CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP CLIMATE CHANGE TEACHING TOOLS A Virtual Event for Educators Professional Development: July 12–13 • Graduate Course: July 5–22 A collaboration between University of Maine Climate Change Institute and the Maine Department of Education.   Four workshops led by renowned experts in climate change: • Understanding Climate Change Data • Everything You Ever […]

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Gill interviewed by AP about maintaining optimism in light of the climate crisis

The Associated Press interviewed University of Maine climate scientist Jacquelyn Gill about how she maintains hope and optimism in light of the worsening climate crisis. Gill said she has accepted the idea that she is “everybody’s climate midwife” and coaches them to hope through action. Gill said what’s key in fighting eco-anxiety is that “regular […]

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Newsom research featured in CNN, Science Daily and other international outlets

CNN, Science Daily, The Independent, Phys.org, Earth.com, Biz News Post, Daily Mail, Belfast Telegraph and other international outlets reported on new research based on an analysis of dozens of archaeological sites in the United States and Australia that shows oysters were sustainably farmed on a massive scale by Indigenous groups. Bonnie Newsom, assistant professor of […]

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