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Uncontrolled Chemical Releases: A Silent, Growing Threat – EOS – K. Miner

Earth & Space Science News Citation: Miner, K. R. (2019), Uncontrolled chemical releases: A silent, growing threat, Eos, 100, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019EO128537. Published on 17 July 2019. Uncontrolled Chemical Releases: A Silent, Growing Threat Uncontrolled releases of household, industrial, and agricultural chemicals during natural disasters pose an underappreciated hazard to humans and ecosystems. Here’s what we can […]

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NYT article on study of extreme weather, toxins quotes Miner

The New York Times quoted Kimberly Miner, a research assistant professor at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, in an article about new research linking extreme weather events to the release and spread of toxic chemicals. Extreme weather and fires, which are often intensified by climate change, can dislodge chemicals from soil, homes, industrial […]

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Kelley provides input for ICOMOS climate change, cultural heritage report

Alice Kelley, an instructor in the University of Maine School of Earth and Climate Sciences and research associate professor in the Climate Change Institute, contributed to a report by the International Council on Monuments and Sites, or ICOMOS. “The Future of Our Pasts: Engaging Cultural Heritage in Climate Action,” was released by ICOMOS on July […]

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Acceleration of ice loss across the Himalayas over the past 40 years – Science Advances – J. Maurer, J. Schaefer et al.

Science Advances  19 Jun 2019: Vol. 5, no. 6, eaav7266 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav7266 Abstract Himalayan glaciers supply meltwater to densely populated catchments in South Asia, and regional observations of glacier change over multiple decades are needed to understand climate drivers and assess resulting impacts on glacier-fed rivers. Here, we quantify changes in ice thickness during the […]

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Scientists Just Installed “a New Window Into The Planet” Near The Top of Everest

Late last month scientists undertook a pretty amazing feat, successfully installing five automated weather stations across the Himalayan region, including the highest weather station in the world, near the very top of Mount Everest. In a long-form feature by National Geographic writer Freddie Wilkinson, the international team explain how they battled extreme weather, record crowds […]

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UMaine researchers take part in National Geographic, Rolex Expedition to Mt. Everest

An international team of scientists, climbers and storytellers, led by the National Geographic Society and Tribhuvan University, and supported in partnership with Rolex, conducted a scientific expedition to Mount Everest, believed to be the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to the mountain in history. The multidisciplinary team installed the two highest weather stations in the […]

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