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CCI joins forces with Windsled Antarctica 2018/2019

LAST PREPARATIONS in ANTARCTICA UNEXPLORED DOME FUJI This Saturday, December 1, commences the scientific and exploration expedition ‘Antarctica Unexplored DOME FUJI 2018-2019’ with the WindSled, the polar eco-vehicle that will travel 2,000 kilometers in the interior of the Antarctic plateau to develop 10 research projects and reach one of the most inhospitable and unknown areas […]

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Miner speaks about glacier research on Radio Ecoshock

Kimberley Miner, a research assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, spoke about her glacier research on Radio Ecoshock. Miner discussed her discovery of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the downstream water of the Silvretta Glacier in the Swiss Alps, and the potential for resulting health risks in an area where wind […]

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Social media spotlight: Emily Blackwood

Hometown: Auburn, Maine Emily Blackwood, a quaternary and climate studies master’s student, received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from UMaine in 2015. This past summer she traveled to Peru to excavate and gather information from an archaeological site with UMaine faculty members Daniel Sandweiss, Alice Kelley and Paul “Jim” Roscoe, as well as Bangor attorney […]

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Mayewski interviewed for BDN article on new climate report

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, about his recently released climate report for the article, “Maine fisheries and blueberries could be at stake due to climate change, report says.” Mayewski collaborated with Sean Birkel, a UMaine research assistant professor and Maine State Climatologist, […]

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News Center Maine reports on Miner’s glacier research

News Center Maine reported on the discovery of pesticide pollutants in a remote glacier and its meltwater by Kimberley Miner, a research assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute. Miner led a team of researchers that analyzed ice core and meltwater samples from the Jarvis Glacier in Alaska and compiled the first […]

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WVII interviews Birkel about new UMaine climate report

WVII (Channel 7) interviewed Sean Birkel, a University of Maine research assistant professor and Maine State Climatologist, about the Coastal Maine Climate Futures Report he recently released in collaboration with Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at UMaine. The researchers used weather data dating back to 1895 to track climate change throughout Maine’s […]

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Alaskan Glacier Photo

Miner discovers DDT in remote Alaska glacier and meltwater

The perception of glacial water as cold and pristine isn’t reality, says Kimberley Miner. At least the pristine part. The research assistant professor with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute found pesticide pollutants — including the insecticide DDT — in a remote Alaskan glacier and its meltwater. Pesticides that contain organochlorine compounds (OCPs) are […]

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Birkel, Mayewski prepare report to help Mainers plan for climate challenges

Mainers can expect significant environmental changes in the next two decades due to increased greenhouse gas emissions and patterns of variability in the climate system, say University of Maine researchers Sean Birkel and Paul Mayewski. And they’ve produced a report — Coastal Maine Climate Futures — to provide a base for coastal Maine planners to […]

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Mayewski, Kurbatov collaborate on ice core study covered by Phys.org

Paul Mayewski, professor and director of the Climate Change Institute (CCI) at the University of Maine, is a co-author on a study that was the focus of a University of Nottingham news release published by Phys.org. Mayewski collaborated with a team of researchers to study an ice core in the Swiss-Italian Alps that yielded evidence […]

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