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Fiddlehead Focus speaks with grad student for food insecurity article

Fiddlehead Focus spoke with Crystal Hughes, a social work graduate student at the University of Maine, for an article about food insecurity in Aroostook County. Aroostook County’s rate of food insecurity is 17.1 percent, among the highest in the state, according to a 2017 study. There are 24 food pantries in the county, but homebound […]

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BDN speaks with Mallory about Maine Grain Conference

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Ellen Mallory, an associate Extension professor with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and associate professor in the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture, for an article about industrial hemp in Maine and the Maine Grain Conference. Mallory noted a presentation on industrial hemp as part of the annual Maine Grain […]

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AP interviews Drummond for article on garden vegetables, pollinators

The Associated Press interviewed Frank Drummond, a professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at the University of Maine, for the article “Some favorite garden vegetables attract pollinators, too.” Planting flowers is a popular way to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. But flowering vegetables and fruit, ornamental shrubs, trees and vines also […]

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WABI, WVII interview students at UMaine Woodsmen Team meet

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) covered the University of Maine Woodsmen Team’s annual home meet on Feb. 16 at the J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center in Old Town. Nineteen teams from eight New England schools competed in a variety of timber sports at the event, one of eight competitions the UMaine […]

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BDN refers to lobster study in article about rising temps

A Bangor Daily News story about how Maine’s climate won’t feel like Maine in another 60 years cited a 2016 study by researchers at the Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The study indicated that baby lobsters may not be able to survive if temperatures in the Gulf of Maine increase by […]

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Birkel, Mayewski, Stancioff cited in Pine Tree Watch climate planning piece

University of Maine scientists Sean Birkel, Paul Mayewski and Esperanza Stancioff were mentioned in a Pine Tree Watch report about planning for climate change that ran in The Times Record. The Climate Change Institute’s Coastal Maine Climate Futures report, prepared by Maine State Climatologist Birkel and CCI director Mayewski, was highlighted in the article. “With […]

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Lincoln County News reports Rigaud’s talk rescheduled for Feb. 20

The Lincoln County News reported a Feb. 13 talk by Christopher Rigaud, the diving operations manager for the University of Maine, is rescheduled for noon Feb. 20 in Brooke Hall at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole due to a snowstorm. The talk will provide an inside look at scientific diving with the U.S. Antarctic […]

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Town Line quotes Mortelliti in article on ermine

The Town Line quoted Alessio Mortelliti, an assistant professor of wildlife habitat ecology at the University of Maine, in an article about ermine entering people’s homes. There have been several recent reports of ermine, the name for a short-tailed weasel with its white winter coat, entering homes in Harpswell, Cumberland and Bangor. Weasels are naturally […]

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