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UMaine solar energy research included in White House Fact Sheet

The University of Maine was mentioned in a fact sheet published by The White House, titled “Obama Administration Announces Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative.” UMaine was listed among 25 members of the administration’s National Community Solar Partnership that have new commitments to deploy nearly 145 MW of community solar, including projects to scale […]

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UMaine to host Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference

Promoting engineering as it relates to agriculture, biology and related applications is the focus of a multiday conference to be hosted by the University of Maine. About 75 participants are expected to attend the Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC) from July 31–Aug. 3 on the Orono campus. NABEC, part of the American Society […]

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Putnam pursues climate clues in Mongolia ice fields

Aaron Putnam, assistant professor with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, is searching for clues in Mongolia about what “caused the Earth to lurch out of the last ice age.” Kevin Stark, a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, is embedded with Putnam’s research team and is blogging about the expedition. […]

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Chantel Banus

Chantel Banus: Exploring consumer acceptance of seaweed products

Chantel Banus, second-year master’s student in human nutrition at the University of Maine, is working to determine the factors that influence consumer purchase of seaweed products in the United States. Banus is conducting a survey to see what consumers are looking for in seaweed products and what influences their decision to purchase them. She wants […]

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Happy 20th birthday to the School of Marine Sciences!

The School of Marine Sciences (SMS) was founded on July 1, 1996, by faculty from the former Departments of Oceanography, Botany and Plant Pathology, and Zoology. Together, SMS had three strengths: 1) marine organismal, population and ecosystem biology, and aquaculture; 2) physical and biogeochemical marine sciences; and 3) marine policy. SMS now contains the largest […]

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Antarctica Pollution

Climate scientists: Australian uranium mining pollutes Antarctic

Uranium mining in Australia is polluting the Antarctic, about 6,000 nautical miles away. University of Maine climate scientists made the discovery during the first high-resolution continuous examination of a northern Antarctic Peninsula ice core. Ice core data reveal a significant increase in uranium concentration that coincides with open pit mining in the Southern Hemisphere, most […]

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Emerging environmental leader earns prestigious Switzer Fellowship

Kimberley Rain Miner, Ph.D. candidate in Earth and climate sciences at the University of Maine, was recently selected as a Switzer Environmental Fellow by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. This year, the Switzer Foundation awarded 20 fellowships of $15,000 each for emerging environmental leaders who are pursuing graduate degrees and are dedicated to positive […]

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Three more UMaine students earn prestigious NSF graduate fellowships

Three University of Maine graduate students have received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The three fellows awarded in 2016 — incoming students Anna McGinn and William Kochtitzky in the Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences, respectively, […]

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