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Darling Marine Center cited in AP article on Maine eel farmer

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center was mentioned in an Associated Press article about how a Maine aquaculture farmer wants to keep baby eels, or elvers, in the state. Elvers are at the center of a lucrative business in Maine, which is home to the only large-scale fishing operation for them in the country, […]

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Maine Forest Products Council highlights forestry enrollment growth

Student interest in the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources is growing, and industry stakeholders are starting to take notice. The Maine Forest Products Council highlighted student enrollment growth in their the November newsletter, where it reported that undergraduate enrollment in forestry has doubled since 2008. Of the 31 students in the 2016 incoming […]

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Kennebec Journal quotes Yarborough in report on blueberry crop, drought

David Yarborough, a professor of horticulture in the School of Food and Agriculture and blueberry specialist with the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Kennebec Journal for an article about how some Maine blueberry farmers are using irrigation systems to deal with the recent drought. Maine is about halfway through its typical harvest […]

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Students travel to Chile for international competition, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported 10 students from across the country who are participating in an intensive research course at the University of Maine are traveling to Chile for an an international competition. The students, who have been working at UMaine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, will discuss sustainable product development and biofuel generation with a panel […]

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UMaine solar energy research included in White House Fact Sheet

The University of Maine was mentioned in a fact sheet published by The White House, titled “Obama Administration Announces Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative.” UMaine was listed among 25 members of the administration’s National Community Solar Partnership that have new commitments to deploy nearly 145 MW of community solar, including projects to scale […]

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