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Value of Maine’s reuse markets focus of three-year study

The relationship between community resilience and reuse markets is the focus of a recently funded project led by University of Maine researchers. Cynthia Isenhour, a professor of anthropology and climate change, and Andrew Crawley, a professor of regional economic development, were awarded $265,147 from the National Science Foundation to examine Maine’s reuse markets and their […]

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School of Economics study cited in BDN article on craft breweries

The Bangor Daily News cited a March 2017 study from the School of Economics at the University of Maine in an article on craft breweries in Maine. The Maine Beer Box, a cargo container fitted with 78 taps, will be shipped to the Leeds International Beer Festival in the United Kingdom. The box brings Maine […]

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BDN cites School of Economics study in article on new compost service

The Bangor Daily News cited a 2011 study from the School of Economics at the University of Maine in an article on ScrapDogs Community Compost, a new Maine compost collection business. ScrapDogs is the latest of several compost collection services in Maine, which are working to reduce household garbage by composting organic material and turning […]

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Thomas, Klein videos online as part of Maine Science Festival playlist

The 5-Minute Genius videos from this year’s Maine Science Festival are online. The playlist includes the presentations of two members of the University of Maine community — Andrew Thomas of the School of Marine Sciences, talking about “Tracking Ocean Climate Change,” and Sharon Klein of the School of Economics on “The Many Sciences of Solar […]

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Transportation Research News profiles Rubin

Transportation Research News profiled Jonathan Rubin, a professor of economics and the director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine. Rubin studies the economics of transportation energy and greenhouse gas emissions. His recent research has focused on cellulosic biofuels, specifically low-carbon biofuels derived from woody biomass, and how to make […]

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Transportation Research News profiles Rubin

Transportation Research News profiled Jonathan Rubin, a professor of economics and the director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine. Rubin studies the economics of transportation energy and greenhouse gas emissions. His recent research has focused on cellulosic biofuels, specifically low-carbon biofuels derived from woody biomass, and how to make […]

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Crandall quoted in BDN article on turnaround in forestry market

The Bangor Daily News quoted Mindy Crandall, an assistant professor of forest landscape management and economics at the University of Maine, in an article on changes in the forestry market, including increasing prices and demand. Wood prices have doubled in the past six months, resulting from several factors like a buildup in the demand for […]

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Gabe featured in WalletHub piece about states with best economies

Todd Gabe, a professor of resource economics and policy at the University of Maine, was featured in the “Ask the Experts” section of the WalletHub study, “2018’s Best & Worst State Economies.” Gabe said the two most important ingredients for economic development are human capital and the presence of technology-using businesses. “State and local officials […]

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