Sea monsters

Sea monsters

Since 2012, National Weather Service meteorologist John Cannon has worked with UMaine researchers to improve storm models and forecasts. With increased intensity and frequency of nor’easters and other strong storms, early warning is needed to cope with storm surge, flooding and erosion. Transcript Stephen Dickson: Coastal storms are one of the biggest dangers, because they […]

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Tending the yard

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has partnered with the Maine State Prison in Warren to provide horticulture skill training to inmates. It is part of the prison’s reinvigorated agriculture program that provides food for the facility and local food pantries, cuts costs for the prison and state, and assists inmates in developing employable job skills. […]

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Line of sight — Gettysburg

University of Maine professor of history Anne Knowles uses GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to explore and illustrate how the Civil War disaster at Gettysburg could have been a result of the geography as seen from General Lee’s vantage point. Transcript Anne Knowles: Gettysburg is another subject that so many people have studied. It is the […]

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Line of sight — Gettysburg

University of Maine professor of history Anne Knowles uses GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to explore and illustrate how the Civil War disaster at Gettysburg could have been a result of the geography as seen from General Lee’s vantage point. Transcript Anne Knowles: Gettysburg is another subject that so many people have studied. It is the […]

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The music man

At the University of Maine, Christopher White leads the Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band, Screamin’ Black Bear Pep Band, and the Symphonic Band, UMaine’s highest level audition group. Bands under White’s direction average 70 public performances per year and provide the UMaine soundtrack that successfully links generations of students, alumni and fans. Transcript […]

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Lost to the sea

  Maine’s coastline is home to more than 2,000 archaeologically documented shell middens and virtually all of them are quietly eroding into the ocean, putting invaluable records of Maine’s cultural and environmental history at risk. It is a trend that is likely to continue in the face of increased storm activity and sea level rise. […]

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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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