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Media report on team’s prediction that warming planet will harm hemlock

The Associated Press and Maine Public reported a team of University of Maine researchers has predicted that hemlock trees will be at risk of accelerated decline as winters warm in the Northeast. Today, an estimated 26 percent of the region’s hemlock stands are at high risk. As winters get warmer, the decline will increase, with […]

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Press Herald cites UMaine study in report on southern Maine food waste collection

A 2011 waste characterization study by the University of Maine School of Economics was cited in a Portland Press Herald article about the launch of the state’s first municipal food waste collection programs. The two pilot programs will offer free, weekly curbside pickup of food scraps in select South Portland and Scarborough neighborhoods. Based on […]

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Augusta conference to spotlight Maine sustainability issues

From sessions on climate action and solid waste to ocean acidification and green infrastructure, the 2017 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference will feature an expanded agenda on topics affecting Maine, New England, the country and the globe. The event will be held Thursday, March 30 at the Augusta Civic Center and will include two concurrent […]

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Yarborough quoted in Maine Public report on plummeting blueberry prices

David Yarborough, a professor in the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture and wild blueberry specialist with Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Maine Public report about how blueberry growers in the state are struggling with plummeting prices. Yarborough said the berries can be roughly categorize into two groups: cultivated, or “highbush,” and […]

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UMaine program that connects students with older adults featured in BDN

The Bangor Daily News published a feature article on Project Generations, a new program at the University of Maine that connects college students with older residents in Greater Bangor for their mutual benefit. The program is informally modeled after a program that was founded at Ithaca College and now has a chapter at Cornell University […]

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Putnam’s Mongolian Altai expedition featured in Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard reported on a recent research expedition by Aaron Putnam, George H. Denton Assistant Professor for the University of Maine’s School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute. Putnam traveled to Mongolia to develop a chronology of glacial retreat, taking samples from granite boulders that were once suspended in ice in the Altai […]

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CityLab quotes DePoy in article on commuting with an ‘invisible’ condition

The Atlantic’s CityLab quoted Elizabeth DePoy, coordinator of interdisciplinary disability studies and professor of social work at the University of Maine, in the article “Do you know who needs your subway seat?” People dealing with chronic pain, fatigue, dizziness or other health issues may not have any visible symptoms or an assistive device such as […]

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National Geographic quotes Lyon in article on Somalia drought

Bradfield Lyon, an associate research professor of climate analysis at the University of Maine, was interviewed by National Geographic for an article about the current drought in Somalia. The country’s government recently declared the drought a national disaster, and observers fear if rain doesn’t come this month, mass starvation will follow, according to the article. […]

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