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AP reports on new bee-mapping tool for Maine blueberry growers

The Associated Press reported on a new tool developed by University of Maine scientists that allows blueberry growers to learn how many bees they can expect to see around their fields. “BeeMapper” will be unveiled July 19 at Blueberry Hill Farm in Jonesboro as part of the UMaine Cooperative Extension’s annual Wild Blueberry Summer Field […]

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Wahle discusses lobsters on ‘Positively Maine’ radio show

Rick Wahle, a research professor in the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences, was a recent guest on Newradio WGAN’s “Positively Maine” radio show. The episode focused on Maine lobsters and explored topics including the crustacean’s future population and ocean health.

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WVII reports on honey, maple syrup production study

WVII (Channel 7) reported the University of Maine is working with the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor on a project that aims to help honey and maple producers in the state. The three-year study, which was awarded  $498,462 from the USDA, aims to increase knowledge of the production and marketing challenges and opportunities for […]

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Wahle’s settlement index cited in Mainebiz article on lobster catch, prices

Mainebiz cited information from the American Lobster Settlement Index in the article, “Lobster catch down, prices remain steady.” Maine’s lobster catch is lower than recent years at this time of the season, but that hasn’t translated into higher prices for consumers, according to the article. Earlier this year, findings of an international monitoring program of American […]

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Bromley speaks with WABI about massive iceberg breaking off Antarctica

Gordon Bromley, a research assistant professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, spoke with WABI (Channel 5) about an ice shelf weighing more than one trillion metric tons and measuring about the size of Delaware that recently broke off from Antarctica. Bromley, who has taken multiple research […]

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Business Insider quotes Grew in article on lasting human-made changes to planet

Edward Grew, a research professor of geological sciences at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Business Insider article, “Humans have caused surprising changes to the planet that will be visible billions of years from now.” Grew helped write a recent paper that cataloged for the first time 208 new minerals that humans have left behind. […]

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UMaine awarded grant for Atlantic salmon farming research, Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz reported the University of Maine is one of six companies to receive a Maine Technology Institute TechStart grant. The salmon louse is a common parasite affecting the Atlantic salmon farming industry that causes global economic losses in excess of $750 million a year, according to the article. The $4,500 TechStart grant, which will be matched […]

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Researchers seeking fermented food feedback, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported scientists in the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture and Cooperative Extension are recruiting Maine residents to take part in a study about fermenting foods and beverages at home. Adults who make any of these foods at home, or would like to learn how to do so, are invited to […]

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