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Coastal Maine Climate Futures – S. Birkel & P. Mayewski

Climate and weather exert a critical influence on the health of Maine’s people, ecosystems and economy. Across coastal communities, where fishing, forestry, tourism, and agriculture serve as the economic backbone, the changing climate poses near and long-term challenges. This report provides a basis for future planning by developing plausible climate scenarios for the next 20 […]

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COP24 – Follow a Researcher expedition to Poland – A. McGinn & W. Kochtitzky

Teachers, students and the public are invited to follow two graduate students from the University of Maine Climate Change Institute on their expedition to Katowice, Poland in the fifth Follow a Researcher® expedition, “From UMaine to the UN: Climate Science and Policy,” Nov. 5–Dec. 21. Anna McGinn and Will Kochtitzky are traveling to COP24, the […]

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Preventing Chemical Release in Hurricanes – K. Miner (letter in Science)

Preventing Chemical Release in Hurricanes Kimberley MIner, Nicole Wayant, and Heather Ward Science  12 Oct 2018: Vol. 362, Issue 6411, pp. 166 DOI: 10.1126/science.aav3822 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6411/166 In this Letter, Kimberley Miner and colleagues highlight the increased risk of post-disaster chemical release to coastal communities, which are poised to experience more frequent and severe storms as a […]

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Value of Maine’s reuse markets focus of three-year study – C. Isenhour

The relationship between community resilience and reuse markets is the focus of a recently funded project led by University of Maine researchers. Cynthia Isenhour, a professor of anthropology and climate change, and Andrew Crawley, a professor of regional economic development, were awarded $265,147 from the National Science Foundation to examine Maine’s reuse markets and their […]

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Maine Public tells story of Gill’s brush with death in Siberia

5,000 Miles From Home, UMaine Professor Narrowly Avoided Death In Siberia UMaine climate science professor Jacquelyn Gill pictured on site in Siberia, during the filming of a documentary about ice age fossils. University of Maine climate science professor Jacquelyn Gill knew that the chance to spend 10 days in the Siberian wilderness shooting a documentary […]

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World Climate Interactive Negotiation Simulations to be held at Maine schools in October

University of Maine graduate students are partnering with schools across Maine to host World Climate Interactive Negotiation Simulation (WCS) activities. The simulation activity was developed by the nongovernmental organization Climate Interactive and involves a role play in which participants act as country delegates and work together to negotiate a global climate agreement. The simulation emulates […]

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Quantitative screening level assessment of human risk from PCBs released in glacial meltwater: Silvretta Glacier, Swiss Alps – K. Miner et. al

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety Volume 166, 30 December 2018, Pages 251-258 K. R. Miner, C. Bogdal, P. Pavlova, C. Steinlin, and K. J. Kreutz Abstract Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are entrained within glaciers globally, reemerging in many alpine ecosystems. Despite available data on POP flux from glaciers, a study of human health risk caused by POPs released in glacial […]

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