School of Earth and Climate Sciences

Bromley speaks with WABI about massive iceberg breaking off Antarctica

Gordon Bromley, a research assistant professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, spoke with WABI (Channel 5) about an ice shelf weighing more than one trillion metric tons and measuring about the size of Delaware that recently broke off from Antarctica. Bromley, who has taken multiple research […]

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Business Insider quotes Grew in article on lasting human-made changes to planet

Edward Grew, a research professor of geological sciences at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Business Insider article, “Humans have caused surprising changes to the planet that will be visible billions of years from now.” Grew helped write a recent paper that cataloged for the first time 208 new minerals that humans have left behind. […]

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Birkel speaks with BDN about above average precipitation over winter, spring

Sean Birkel, Maine’s state climatologist and a research assistant professor at the University of Maine’s School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News for the article, “Lots of rain, above average temperatures recorded in June in northern, eastern Maine.” Above average precipitation throughout the state over […]

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Lyon: Rising temps provide for conditions conducive for malaria transmission in Ethiopia

Increasing temperatures are fostering more favorable conditions for the transmission of malaria into the highlands of Ethiopia, according to a study led by University of Maine associate research professor Bradfield Lyon. Traditionally, the cooler climate in the highlands has provided a natural buffer against malaria transmission. But new data indicate rising temperatures over the past […]

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Ellsworth American advances Borns’ Lamoine geology talk

The Ellsworth American reported Hal Borns, professor emeritus of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences, will speak about Lamoine’s geology at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at Lamoine Town Hall. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is an opportunity for Lamoine residents to […]

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USA Today, Climate Central report on Putnam’s rainfall study

USA Today, Climate Central and Popular Science reported on a new study led by University of Maine glacial geologist Aaron Putnam. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, found as the world warms due to human-induced climate change, variations in the global distribution of rainfall can be expected, impacting water resources in many places […]

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Sandweiss speaks with ScienceNews about Peru migration

Archaeologist Daniel Sandweiss, a cooperating professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, talked with ScienceNews about new findings that indicate the earliest settlers of the Americas perhaps curtailed their coastal migration to stay in the area that’s now northwestern Peru. Excavations at two seaside sites in Peru determined that people intermittently stayed there […]

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In a warmer world, expect the wet to get wetter and the dry to get drier

As the world warms due to human-induced climate change, variations in the global distribution of rainfall can be expected, impacting water resources in many places on Earth, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances. The researchers, led by University of Maine glacial geologist Aaron Putnam, predict a seasonal response in rainfall […]

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Seacoast Online advances Wells Reserve climate change talk by Fernandez

Seacoast Online reported Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science and forest resources at the University of Maine, will speak about climate change at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 at Wells Reserve. “Maine’s Climate Future — What Do We Do Now?” will focus on the implications of a changing climate for the people and places […]

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