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Global Quarantine won’t defer Climate Change – K. Miner

As the news reports a decrease in carbon emissions and atmospheric pollution globally, what will the long term impacts be? CCI Research Assistant Professor Kimberley Miner joins Newsy to discuss why the Coronavirus won’t be a quick fix to climate change problems. https://www.newsy.com/stories/experts-global-quarantine-won-t-defer-climate-change/

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Steps and missteps on the path to a 1665–1668 CE date for the VEI 6 eruption of Long Island, Papua New Guinea – Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research – A. Kurbatov

Steps and missteps on the path to a 1665–1668 CE date for the VEI 6 eruption of Long Island, Papua New Guinea Russell J.BlongaAndrei V.Kurbatovb a Risk Frontiers, 8/33 Chandos St, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia b Climate Change Institute and School of Earth & Climate Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04473, USA https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2020.106828   […]

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Maine Public interviews Mayewski about pollution slowdown due to COVID-19

Maine Public interviewed Paul Mayewski, director of the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, about the slowdown in pollution as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. While it will not have much of a direct effect on long term climate trends, Mayewski said some believe it could provide a look into what a post-fossil fuel […]

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Highest pre-modern lead pollution occurred 800 years ago – Study utilizing glacial ice, historical documents explores association of pollution, health, economic history

April 1, 2020 Scientists and archaeologists from the University of Nottingham, the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine and Harvard University discovered the highest levels of air pollution before the modern era occurred around 800 years ago. The study, published by Cambridge University Press’ Antiquity journal, includes data that represents the highest-resolution, most […]

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Media reports on historic lead level study involving Mayewski

Science magazine reported on a study that Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, participated in that involved analyzing lead concentrations in ice core samples in correlation with major events in medieval England. Mayewski, in collaboration with Chris Loveluck, an archaeologist with the University of Nottingham, Michael McCormick, chair […]

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Harold Borns, Jr. Photo.

Colleagues celebrate Hal Borns’ legacy of friendship, vision, scientific discovery

Harold “Hal” W. Borns Jr., University of Maine professor emeritus of Earth and Climate Sciences and former director of the Institute for Quaternary Studies (now the Climate Change Institute), died Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Borns was an internationally acclaimed glacial geologist and professor. But he almost became an engineer. After serving in the U.S. Coast […]

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Kit Hamley wins the Edith Patch award

Kit Hamley (CCI/SBE PhD student)  is this year’s doctoral awardee for the Edith Patch Award, which “is given each year in acknowledgement of distinguished work that University of Maine women have done while enrolled as graduate or undergraduate students at UMaine and in recognition of their promise for future contribution to the fields of science, […]

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