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New York Times cites More in article on Europe’s past frozen in Swiss ice

Alexander More, a historian and climate scientist at Harvard University and the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, was quoted in the New York Times article, “Europe’s triumphs and troubles are written in Swiss ice.” As plague swept through Europe in the mid-1300s, wiping out more than a third of the region’s population, […]

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Glacier Calving Rates Due to Subglacial Discharge, Fjord Circulation, and Free Convection – K. Schild et al.

K.M. Schild, C.E. Renshaw, D.I, Benn, A. Luckman, R.L. Hawley, P. How, L. Trusel, F.R. Cottier, A. Pramanik, and N.R.J. Hulton. First published: 22 August 2018 https://doi.org/10.1029/2017JF004520 Abstract Tidewater glacier calving provides the most direct mechanism of ice transfer from land to the ocean. However, the physical melt processes influencing calving remain challenging to constrain. In […]

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WVII quotes Fernandez in report on citizens’ hearing

WVII (Channel 7) quoted Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science and forest resources and a cooperating professor in the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, in an report on a citizens’ hearing about air quality. The hearing, “Maine Speaks on Climate and Cars,” was held by the Natural Resources Council of Maine […]

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BDN quotes Birkel in article on early fall foliage

The Bangor Daily News quoted Sean Birkel, Maine’s state climatologist and a research assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, in the article, “Maine’s fall foliage is popping up early this year.” Some trees in Maine are already changing color, which could be the result of drought putting the trees under stress, […]

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Jacobson to speak at Cape Cod gardening forum, The Enterprise reports

The Falmouth Enterprise reports George Jacobson, a professor emeritus of biology, ecology and climate change at the University of Maine, will speak at a fall gardening forum in Cape Cod. The Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod will host the event at the Harwich Community Center in Harwich, Massachusetts from 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. […]

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National Order of Scientific Merit – Jefferson Cardia Simões

Dr. Jefferson Cardia Simões will receive the National Order of Scientific Merit (Portuguese: Ordem Nacional do Mérito Científico) during an award ceremony in October 2018.  This honor is bestowed to Brazilian and foreign personalities in recognition of their scientific and technical contributions to the cause and development of science in Brazil. Dr. Simões is receiving this […]

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Organochlorine Pollutants within a Polythermal Glacier in the Interior Eastern Alaska Range

Published by  K.  Miner and others (2018) Water: 10(9), 1157 http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/10/9/1157/htm To assess the presence of organochlorine pollutants (OCP) in Alaskan sub-Arctic latitudes, we analyzed ice core and meltwater samples from Jarvis Glacier, a polythermal glacier in Interior Alaska. Jarvis Glacier is receding as atmospheric warming continues throughout the region, increasing opportunity for OCP transport […]

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Jamaica Exp 2018

A Multi-Proxy, Millenial-Scale Assesment of Climate, Vegetation, Fire, and Human Impacts in Jamaica, West Indies

A Multi-Proxy, Millennial-Scale Assessment of Climate, Vegetation, Fire, and Human Impacts in Jamaica, West Indies   Fieldwork team members: Mario Williams (Lead Investigator, M.S. Ecology & Environmental Sciences Candidate, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, USA); Andrea Nurse (Paleoecology Research Associate, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, USA); Romario Anderson (MPhil Candidate, Department of Geography […]

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