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Maine’s grain resurgence

  As interest in local grains grows, University of Maine researchers are working to connect farmers, buyers and producers. By offering workshops and farm tours, as well as studying topics such as climate adaptation strategies, weed management, and disease identification and control, UMaine is helping boost the state’s organic grain production. Transcript Ellen Mallory: The […]

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Line of sight

  Historical geographer Anne Knowles uses technology to re-examine the Holocaust. Utilizing GIS (geographic information systems), she explores how historical actions and the physical environment are woven together. For 10 years, she’s been reconstructing landscapes and illustrating data to broaden perspective of the genocide. Transcript Narrator 1: This was genocide, the premeditated destruction of entire […]

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Dark side of the moon

  The University of Maine High Altitude Ballooning group will be in South Carolina on Aug. 21 to provide people around the world with a live view of the total eclipse from the edge of space. The contingent, led by engineering professor Rick Eason, is part of the history-making NASA-sponsored project the “Great American Eclipse.” […]

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Tick check

As the number of ticks and the illnesses they spread rise around the state, University of Maine researchers in multiple disciplines are conducting research in an effort to protect residents, animals and the environment. UMaine’s new Plant, Animal and Insect Laboratory, slated to open by early 2018, will offer tick identification, as well as safe […]

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The company we keep

  Seminal psychology research at the University of Maine in the past two decades has contributed to our understanding of the role and value of children’s peer relationships and, just as important, the difference even one friend can make. Transcript Cynthia Erdley: Friendship is defined as having reciprocated positive feelings for one another. I like […]

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Communicating science through art

Jill Pelto, who is pursuing a master’s degree in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, is passionate about communicating science in an easily understandable and visually appealing way. To raise awareness of climate change, Pelto creates watercolor paintings of landscapes and animals that incorporate scientific data in the form […]

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Market value

UMaine Cooperative Extension Food Specialist Jason Bolton works tirelessly throughout Maine advising the state’s established and budding food industries, giving them the tools they need to succeed and grow. Transcript Jason Bolton: My name is Jason Bolton, and I’m the Food Safety Specialist for Cooperative Extension. The job entails many things, but it does include […]

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Cold context

Through multiple expeditions to the planet’s most remote regions, renowned explorer Paul Mayewski has gained global and personal perspective. Transcript Paul Mayewski: I was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Although it’s a city, it’s a pretty remote region of Scotland. I was always excited about being outdoors, walking around, and seeing those sorts of barren landscapes. […]

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Photographing a ‘world worth saving’

Adventure-seeking glaciochemist Mariusz Potocki documents nature’s beauty while on research excursions. Transcript Mario Potocki: This is the photo of myself that I took during my first Antarctic expedition. It was [an] amazing place that was close to the glacier. And I was investigating glacier and I found this ice cave. So it was hard not […]

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Security matters

In this rapidly changing world, forward-looking Kimberley Miner wants to create solutions even before problems exist. Transcript Kimberley Miner: I look at legacy pollution in glaciers. Snow deposited these pollutants onto the glacier, and then they were stored in the glacier. And now there’s large-scale melt events happening all over the world. So we’re seeing […]

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