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Hitting Bedrock

Climate Change Institute Involved in Successful Recovery of a New Deep Ice Core from Antarctica A team of scientists from nine nations, which included two University of Maine graduate students, has made a breakthrough in Antarctica — successfully drilling more than 760 meters through the ice to bedrock on an island in the Ross Sea. […]

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Rethinking Permitting

Environmental attorney says regulatory reform needed in the quest for renewable energy alternatives Amid the economic and environmental realities of fossil fuel dependence in the United States, regulatory processes need immediate reform to allow renewable energy initiatives such as offshore wind to provide alternatives, according to the University of Maine’s first School of Economics Visiting […]

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UMaine Study Assesses Bangor Concerts’ Economic Impact

Beat Benefits Bangor’s Waterfront Concerts have had an economic impact of more than $30 million over the last three years, according to a new study by a University of Maine economist. The impact was about $18.6 million in local spending by concertgoers, with an additional $11.8 million in indirect spending since 2010, according to Todd […]

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Plate to Plant

UMaine opens new campus composting facility A joint collaboration between the University of Maine Dining Services and University of Maine Cooperative Extension will establish the first facility for advanced composting of food waste in Maine. The effort involves the purchase of a 10-foot by 40-foot enclosed, automated composting unit called the EarthFlow 40, manufactured by […]

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Dragonflies as Bio-Sentinels

Old Town Science Students Part of UMaine Research on Mercury Contamination Old Town High School senior Andrew Brothers says the dragonfly larvae and zooplankton in teacher Ed Lindsey’s science lab are even more fun than the ant farm he had as a kid. But the project Brothers is working on is far from child’s play. […]

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Bluefin Biology

Tuna research could inform fishing regulations on the Species of Concern A University of Maine researcher is analyzing biological data from Atlantic bluefin tuna that could lead to refined population estimates and impact where restrictions on the historically overfished species should be placed. “The Atlantic bluefin tuna is a big, sexy fish,” says Walter Golet […]

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Scientists in Poland name new minerals for UMaine geologist

Russian geologists at the University of Silesia in Poland have discovered two minerals new to science and have named them “edgrewite” and “hydroxledgrewite” in honor of University of Maine geologist and research professor Edward Grew. The new minerals were discovered by mineralogists Evgeny Galuskin and Irina Galuskin in the Chegem caldera in the Northern Caucasus, […]

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National Association Honors Plant Pathologist David Lambert

The Potato Association of America (PAA) has honored University of Maine associate professor of plant, soil, and environmental sciences and of biological sciences David Lambert with an Honorary Life Membership for his commitment and work with potato disease. He was one of only three individuals so honored for 2012. Lambert received the Maine Potato Board’s […]

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Three UMaine Aquaculture Research Projects Receive Funding

A project designed to assess and improve commercial fishermen’s perceptions of aquaculture production is one of three University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute projects to receive a combined $1.2 million in funding recently from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Sea Grant and UMaine. The two other funded research projects will help ARI continue its […]

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UMaine professors honored for contributions to science

Two University of Maine professors have been elected as Fellows to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their contributions to science and technology. Joyce Longcore, associate research professor in UMaine’s School of Biology and Ecology, and Susan Brawley, professor of plant biology in the School of Marine Sciences and cooperating professor […]

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