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Quelccaya Ice Core Drillers

INTER-AMERICAN QUELCCAYA EXPEDITION PERU

Expedition Date: SEPTEMBER 2018 Field Team Members: Paul A. Mayewski1 (Expedition Leader), Jefferson Cardia Simões1,2 (Expedition Leader), Dan Dixon1, Mariusz Potocki1, Charles I. Rodda1, Heather M. Clifford1, Mike Waszkiewicz1, Ronaldo Torma Bernardo2, Flávia Alves Tavares2, Franciele Schwanck Carlos1,2, Shugui Hou3, Gino Casassa Rogazinski4, Oscar Vilca Gómez5, Harrison JaraInfantes5, Baker Perry1,6, Heather Guy6 1. Climate Change […]

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Press Herald interviews Elias, Dill for Lyme disease article

Susan Elias and Griffin Dill were sources for a Portland Press Herald piece about the 29 percent decrease in Lyme disease cases this year in Maine. The state recorded 1,310 Lyme cases through Dec. 27, 2018, down from 1,852 (an all-time high) in 2017, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “The […]

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Scientists model Mercury’s glaciers – J. Fastook et al.

The processes that led to glaciation at the cratered poles of Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, have been modeled by a University of Maine-led research team. James Fastook, a UMaine professor of computer science and Climate Change Institute researcher, and James Head and Ariel Deutsch of Brown University, studied the accumulation and flow […]

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Follow updates from UMaine representatives to COP24 Convention in Poland

Several University of Maine faculty members and graduate students are representing UMaine at COP24, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in Katowice, Poland. They are engaging with world leaders who are negotiating global climate change policies. Follow their reports from the conference on their blog, which includes […]

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A Screening-Level Approach to Quantifying Risk from Glacial Release of Organochlorine Pollutants in the Alaskan Arctic – K. Miner et al.

K. R. Miner, K. J. Kreutz, S. Jain, S. Campbell, and A. Liljedahl Received: 12 April 2018 / Revised: 11 October 2018 / Accepted: 29 October 2018 © Springer Nature America, Inc. 2018   ABSTRACT Widespread distribution of atmospherically mobilized organochlorine pollutants (OCPs) has been documented throughout the Arctic. A fraction of these OCPs have […]

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