School of Earth and Climate Sciences

Negotiate an international climate change agreement at the Hutchinson Center

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to sit at a table negotiating climate policy with nearly 200 representatives from countries throughout the world? University of Maine graduate students Anna McGinn and Will Kochtitzky, who attended the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland last December, will facilitate a two-hour, interactive simulation […]

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Brenda Hall hiking along a coastline during a research expedition.

College names Hall winner of 2019 Outstanding Research Award

Dr. Brenda Hall, a professor of glacial geology in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute, was awarded the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine’s 2019 Outstanding Research Award. The award was presented at the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence on April 17. The college […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Mayewski on Green New Deal

The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by Paul Mayewski, Distinguished Maine Professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. The piece is titled, “Green New Deal offers a possible route to conquer climate change.”

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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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News Center Maine speaks with Birkel, grad student about tick research

News Center Maine spoke with Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor at the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the Climate Change Institute, and Michelle Volk, a graduate student at UMaine, about research they’re conducting on ticks. Climate change and the bacteria carried by ticks are helping extend the range of ticks to include […]

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Birkel quoted in WGME report on climate change, lake ice

Sean Birkel, Maine State Climatologist and a research assistant professor with the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, was quoted in a WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) report on climate change and lake ice. Climate change could result in less lake ice in the near future, which […]

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Four students named semifinalists for Fulbright grants

Four University of Maine students and alumni have been recommended as semifinalists for the 2019–20 Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the largest exchange program in the country that offers opportunities for recent graduates in more than 160 countries. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase […]

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Media cite Climate Reanalyzer in reports on polar vortex

The Associated Press, USA Today, The Weather Channel, Forbes, Brisbane Times, The Irish Times, The New Zealand Herald, Belfast Telegraph and Bangor Daily News cited the University of Maine’s Climate Reanalyzer in reports on weather events in the United States linked to the polar vortex. Recent winter storms and extreme cold do not disprove climate change, […]

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AP cites Climate Reanalyzer in report on cold snap

The Associated Press cited the University of Maine’s Climate Reanalyzer in an article about a deep freeze in the Upper Midwest. Schools closed and warming centers opened across the Midwest when temperatures plummeted Jan. 25, according to the article. Even colder weather was expected for the following week. Temporary harsh cold does not disprove global […]

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