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Science magazine publishes Wallace Broecker obit written by Putnam

Aaron Putnam, George H. Denton assistant professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, wrote an obituary for Wallace “Wally” Smith Broecker that was published in Science magazine. Putnam wrote Broecker, who died Feb. 18 at the age of 87, was “one of the most influential Earth scientists of […]

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Yale Climate Connections quotes McDonough MacKenzie in article on premature springs

Yale Climate Connections quoted and cited research by Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, a researcher at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, in the article “In nature, premature springs are creating new winners and losers.” The average spring in the eastern United States is starting earlier as a result of warming temperatures. Some plants and animals […]

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BDN interviews Birkel about Maine record high temperatures

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Sean Birkel, Maine State Climatologist and a research assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, for the article “Why Maine is seeing more record high temperatures.” According to a study by the Associated Press, Maine has broken five daytime record high temperatures for every record low temperature […]

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Maine Public quotes Fernandez in report on emissions bill

Maine Public quoted Ivan Fernandez, Distinguished Maine Professor in the Climate Change Institute and School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, in the report “New Bill Aims to Drastically Reduce Maine’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions.” Scientists, activists and others are supporting a bill that would dramatically reduce Maine’s greenhouse gas emissions over the next […]

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To ID Acadia’s climate-vulnerable plants, McDonough MacKenzie hit the hiking trails

National Park Service managers wanted to identify plants that might be vulnerable in Acadia National Park, but they didn’t have decades of flowering and leaf-out observations for researchers to analyze. So Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie and colleagues took an innovative approach. In four years, they collectively hiked three mountains — Cadillac, Pemetic and Sargent — in […]

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National Geographic Society Early Career Grant awarded to Dr. Katherine Glover

Dr. Katherine Glover, a postdoctoral research associate at the Climate Change Institute, is the recipient of an Early Career Grant from the National Geographic Society. The grant will support coring fieldwork and educational materials for a new project in the Upper Midwest entitled “Biogeography of the Grand Kankakee Marsh, Northern Indiana, U.S. over the past […]

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