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Landrum to explore history of forests to inform today’s management

When Madeleine (Madi) Landrum hiked the Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails in 2018, she saw thousands of acres of trees devastated by drought-induced wildfires and invasive pests. “Seeing how damaged the forests were in these gorgeous natural places, I felt that I needed to do something,” says the University of Maine ecology and environmental sciences […]

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Colleagues Commemorate Revered Mentor, Researcher Roger LeBaron Hooke.

University of Maine scientists admired and appreciated colleague Roger LeBaron Hooke, a giant in the fields of glaciology and geomorphology who died March 10, 2021 at age 82. Hooke, who was born in 1939, moved to Deer Isle, Maine after a distinguished academic and research career. In 2000, during his “retirement,” Hooke became a research […]

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Thaler in inaugural guide of 500 leading U.S. environmental and energy lawyers

Jeff Thaler professor of practice, University of Maine School of Law, University of Maine Visiting Professor of Energy Policy, Law & Ethics, and associate faculty, UMaine Climate Change Institute, has been selected for inclusion in the inaugural Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Environmental & Energy Lawyers guide. The online guide features environmental and energy attorneys who […]

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Berry, Isenhour talk with BDN about increase in trash donations

The Bangor Daily News talked with Brie Berry, a University of Maine Ph.D. student, and Cindy Isenhour, an associate professor of anthropology and faculty fellow at UMaine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, about the increasing volume of unusable items donated to thrift shops in Maine and burgeoning disposal costs.

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Pollutionwatch: How Much Sahara Desert Dust do we Breathe? (The Guardian)

Dust that swept Europe in February affects weather systems but also contains many allergens. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/12/pollutionwatch-how-much-sahara-desert-dust-do-we-breathe Saharan dust high in the skies over Europe caused some spectacular sunsets in February. Many of us found dust on our cars, and Alpine snow has been stained orange, but finding out how much Saharan dust we are breathing has […]

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Schild to share iceberg research with arctic research policy committee

Kristin Schild, a research assistant professor with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, will share her research with the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) at 1 p.m. March 11. Schild will present “Icebergs in Flux: Diving Beneath the Tip of the Iceberg,” to the IARPC’s Glaciers & Sea-Level and Physical Oceanography team who […]

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Climate Reanalyzer cited in AP polar vortex story

The Associated Press cited the University of Maine Climate Reanalyzer in a story titled “EXPLAINER: Topsy-turvy weather comes from polar vortex.” The reanalyzer, according to the story, shows that the “globe as a whole is about the same temperature as the average was from 1979 to 2000 for this time of year,” which is still […]

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The Imminent Calving Retreat of Taku Glacier – Eos – Science News by AGU – Campbell et al.

    https://eos.org/science-updates/the-imminent-calving-retreat-of-taku-glacier Long an anomaly among glaciers, advancing while most others shrank, Taku Glacier is starting to succumb to climate change, offering an unprecedented look at the onset of tidewater glacier retreat. Taku Glacier, a 55-kilometer-long tidewater glacier in Southeast Alaska, is seen here in August 2019. Credit: Matt Nolan, Fairbanks Fodar, Fairbanks By […]

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