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Strong speaks with Press Herald for article on climate refugees

Several University of Maine professors were quoted in the Portland Press Herald article, “Climate refugees could see safety in Maine.” Low-lying coastal communities in the United States face the prospect of “managed retreat” — the deliberate demolition of vulnerable properties following buyouts or abandonment following devastating storms, according to the article. “It’s hard to predict where people […]

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BDN interviews Livingston about black spots on maple leaves

William Livingston, an associate professor of forest resources at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for an article about black blotches that are often found on maple tree leaves in Maine. The black tar spot fungus affects Norway maple trees, which are native species of Europe, not New England, according to Livingston. However, […]

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Center on Aging grad assistant speaks with BDN about end-of-life planning

Silas Walsh, a graduate research assistant at the University of Maine Center on Aging, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News for an article about end-of-life discussions. “Topics related to aging and death are uncomfortable, and it’s easier to push decisions down the road and not think about it,” Walsh said, adding that 75 percent of people […]

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FBRI mentioned in Biofuels Digest report on adding value to forest industry

The University of Maine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute was included in the Biofuels Digest article, “Bounding Maine: Top 10 companies targeting Maine’s forest resource for higher-value apps.” Last September, the Defense Logistics Agency announced it will invest $3.3 million to advance wood to jet fuel technology at the Technology Research Center of FBRI. The technology is based […]

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Livingston, Day speak with media about Maine’s early fall foliage

WABI (Channel 5) and AccuWeather.com spoke with University of Maine researchers about the fall foliage forecast for the Northeast. Bill Livingston, an associate professor of forest resources, was interviewed by WABI on a story about the state’s first foliage report. According to the report, Maine’s trees are already beginning to change color. According to Livingston, the early change […]

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WGME cites UMaine study in report on state’s pulp and paper industry

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) cited a study conducted by the Maine Forest Products Council and the University of Maine in a report about the state’s pulp and paper industry. According to the study, the industry had an $8.5 billion economic impact in 2016. “We have gone through some transitions and we’re in the middle of […]

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Boston.com cites UMaine statistics in report on rare lobster colors

Boston.com cited statistics from the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine in a report about rare lobster colors. According to the Lobster Institute, lobsters that typically exist in the wild are “dark bluish green to greenish brown.” However, diet and genetics can create lobsters in colors including orange, yellow, blue and white, the article states. […]

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Ellsworth American interviews Yarborough for article on blueberry marketing efforts

The Ellsworth American spoke with David Yarborough, a professor in the School of Food and Agriculture and wild blueberry specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “Blueberry growers are looking at marketing for industry relief.” As a blueberry season shortened by bad weather and financial issues comes to an end, industry experts said […]

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