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Seasonally Resolved Holocene Sea Ice Variability Inferred From South Pole Ice Core Chemistry – D. Winski, K. Kreutz et al. – Geophysical Research Letters

10.1029/2020GL091602 Dominic A. Winski1 , Erich C. Osterberg2 , Karl J. Kreutz1 , David G. Ferris2, Jihong Cole-Dai3 , Zayta Thundercloud2, Jiayue Huang4, Becky Alexander4 , Lyatt Jaeglé4 , Joshua A. Kennedy3, Carleigh Larrick3, Emma C. Kahle5 , Eric J. Steig5 , and Tyler R. Jones6 1Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate […]

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Wetland Coring at the Albany Pine Bush, New York

The Age and Evolution of the Albany Pine Bush (Albany, NY)

Expedition Dates:  July 2020 Expedition Field Team Members: J. Curt Stager, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, and Paul Smith’s College; Skylar Murphy, Environmental Science, Paul Smith’s College Expedition Funding:  Draper-Lussi Endowed Chair Fund Field Expedition Location:  Albany Pine Bush, Albany, NY Summary:  The Albany Pine Bush is a unique forest habitat dominated by pitch […]

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Schild examines impact of icebergs on ocean circulation, climate, coastal communities

Kristin Schild, a physical glaciologist at the University of Maine, broadly studies interactions between ice and the ocean. Her research has taken her all over the world, including to Greenland and Patagonia, at the southern tip of South America. Schild became interested in glaciology through physics. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology, with physics […]

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Landrum to explore history of forests to inform today’s management

When Madeleine (Madi) Landrum hiked the Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails in 2018, she saw thousands of acres of trees devastated by drought-induced wildfires and invasive pests. “Seeing how damaged the forests were in these gorgeous natural places, I felt that I needed to do something,” says the University of Maine ecology and environmental sciences […]

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Colleagues Commemorate Revered Mentor, Researcher Roger LeBaron Hooke.

University of Maine scientists admired and appreciated colleague Roger LeBaron Hooke, a giant in the fields of glaciology and geomorphology who died March 10, 2021 at age 82. Hooke, who was born in 1939, moved to Deer Isle, Maine after a distinguished academic and research career. In 2000, during his “retirement,” Hooke became a research […]

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Thaler in inaugural guide of 500 leading U.S. environmental and energy lawyers

Jeff Thaler professor of practice, University of Maine School of Law, University of Maine Visiting Professor of Energy Policy, Law & Ethics, and associate faculty, UMaine Climate Change Institute, has been selected for inclusion in the inaugural Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Environmental & Energy Lawyers guide. The online guide features environmental and energy attorneys who […]

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Berry, Isenhour talk with BDN about increase in trash donations

The Bangor Daily News talked with Brie Berry, a University of Maine Ph.D. student, and Cindy Isenhour, an associate professor of anthropology and faculty fellow at UMaine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, about the increasing volume of unusable items donated to thrift shops in Maine and burgeoning disposal costs.

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Pollutionwatch: How Much Sahara Desert Dust do we Breathe? (The Guardian)

Dust that swept Europe in February affects weather systems but also contains many allergens. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/12/pollutionwatch-how-much-sahara-desert-dust-do-we-breathe Saharan dust high in the skies over Europe caused some spectacular sunsets in February. Many of us found dust on our cars, and Alpine snow has been stained orange, but finding out how much Saharan dust we are breathing has […]

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