School of Earth and Climate Sciences

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Nine college faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Nine of the college’s faculty have received tenure and/or promotion. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service, and approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. “UMaine’s world-class faculty are at the heart of […]

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Tickets for lecture by famed oceanographer Sylvia Earle available March 6

Famed oceanographer and explorer Sylvia Earle will present “Exploring the Ocean in the 21st Century” at the Collins Center for the Arts, April 30, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Her lecture will include underwater film of her research and conservation efforts in many coastal and deep areas of the global ocean. Tickets are free but must be reserved […]

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UMaine community members participating in fourth annual Maine Science Festival

The fourth annual Maine Science Festival will be held throughout downtown Bangor and Orono March 15–18. The University of Maine is one of the major event sponsors. Several members of the UMaine community will lead workshops and participate in the program that draws science, innovation and creative achievement enthusiasts of all ages. A list of […]

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Climate Reanalyzer featured in The Atlantic, Washington Post

The University of Maine Climate Change Institute’s Climate Reanalyzer was featured in articles on recent warm weather by The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Radio Canada International and Minnesota’s Star Tribune. According to the Climate Reanalyzer, the eastern half of North America is almost 10 degrees Celsius (or 18 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal, The Atlantic reported. […]

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Birkel cited in BDN article on flooded bear dens

Sean Birkel, Maine’s state climatologist and a research assistant professor at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News article, “Bear expert: flooded dens a threat to bears, not people.” Heavy flooding from rain occurred earlier than usual this year, according to Jennifer Vashon, the biologist who oversees the […]

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Grad student’s climate change art mentioned in Press Republican column

Jill Pelto, a graduate student in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, was mentioned in the opinion piece, “Artists engage the science of climate change,” published in the Press Republican of New York. Earth’s changing climate has brought artists working in all media to express in their own way […]

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NEXT radio show, podcast interviews Birkel about climate, weather

Sean Birkel, Maine’s state climatologist and a research assistant professor at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, was a recent guest on NEXT. The weekly radio show and podcast about New England is produced by WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut. In the Jan. 11 episode, “Going to the Well,” Birkel spoke about the difference between […]

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Tisher, Borns co-write BDN op-ed on climate change

Sharon Tisher, a lecturer in the University of Maine’s School of Economics and Honors College; and Harold Borns, professor emeritus of the Climate Change Institute and the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at UMaine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled, “Climate change under Trump: A perfect storm.” Tisher is a […]

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Sun Journal cites Reeve in story about untreated ‘raw water’

The Sun Journal cited University of Maine hydrogeologist Andrew Reeve in a story about the Maine company that began selling unfiltered, untreated “raw water.” According to the report, Summit Spring Water Inc., which sells the bottled water under the brand Tourmaline Spring, went viral following the publication of a December New York Times story outlining […]

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