Maine Climate and Ag Network

WVII quotes Fernandez in report on citizens’ hearing

WVII (Channel 7) quoted Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science and forest resources and a cooperating professor in the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, in an report on a citizens’ hearing about air quality. The hearing, “Maine Speaks on Climate and Cars,” was held by the Natural Resources Council of Maine […]

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WMTW quotes Birkel, Mallory in report on Maine’s climate future

WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) quoted Sean Birkel, Maine’s state climatologist and a research assistant professor at the University of Maine, and Ellen Mallory, an associate professor with the Cooperative Extension and the School of Food and Agriculture at UMaine, in a report on Maine’s climate future. The average temperature in Maine has risen by […]

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Press Herald quotes Fernandez in article on effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science and forest resources at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Portland Press Herald article, “Views clash as DEP readies greenhouse gas reduction forced by citizen initiative.” Maine environmental regulators heard hours of testimony on a citizen-initiated proposal that would require the state to cut greenhouse gas […]

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VillageSoup previews Camden presentation on Maine’s changing climate

VillageSoup advanced a presentation on the realities of Maine’s changing climate set for 7 p.m. May 15 at the Camden Public Library. The presentation will be led by Esperanza Stancioff, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant climate change educator, and Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science and forest resources at […]

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Jemison, Koehler quoted in BDN report on climate change realities for gardeners

The Bangor Daily News spoke with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s John Jemison and Glen Koehler for the article, “Maine gardners facing realities, challenges of climate change.” According to climate change experts, the state’s growing seasons have lengthened, allowing for the introduction of newer crops. “I think in this instance, climate change is in […]

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Chen, Fernandez named 2018 Presidential Award winners

A fisheries scientist whose research informs commercial and recreational resource management, a popular mechanical engineering professor whose classroom contributions include development of new curricula and educational software, and a soil scientist whose leadership and expertise benefit policymakers and the public are the recipients of the University of Maine’s top faculty honors this year. Yong Chen, […]

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Mallory, Roche write on raising awareness of climate and agriculture issues in USDA newsletter

Ellen Mallory, an associate professor in the School of Food and Agriculture and Sustainable Agriculture Cooperative Extension Specialist, and Erin Roche, a Cooperative Extension Crop Insurance Education Program Manager at the University of Maine wrote about their outreach experience at the 2018 Maine Agricultural Trades Show for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Northeast Climate Hub newsletter […]

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Morning Sentinel covers panel discussion on farming in changing weather

Morning Sentinel reported on a panel discussion at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show that focused on farming in a new weather reality. Five Maine farmers spoke about how changing weather patterns have prompted them to adapt their farming strategies, according to the article. The forum was organized by the Maine Climate and Agriculture Network and […]

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Farming in new weather reality focus of panel discussion

Farmers are invited to a panel discussion and networking event about farming in a new weather reality 1:50–4 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Hancock Room of the Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive. The session will open with a panel of experienced Maine crop and livestock farmers who will discuss how changes in weather patterns […]

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