• Maine June 28, 2022 1:45 pm

    Maine's Black Fly Season Now Lasts All Summer

    Maine’s season for black flies appears to be taking up more of the year due to factors including cleaner water and climate change. Black flies are small insects, some of which feed on human blood and bedevil outdoor adventure seekers in the state. Jim Dill, a pest management specialist at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, told the Bangor Daily...

  • Maine June 8, 2022 5:02 pm

    Researchers Aim to Protect Maine's Lobster Industry While Advocating for Clean Energy

    In response to lobsterman protesting offshore winds off Maine’s coast, researchers at the University of Maine are launching a project to minimize future conflict.

  • food insecurity January 20, 2022 12:13 am

    Food Insecurity Linked to Declining Health During Pandemic, New Study Shows

    New research highlights tangible causes for concern for people’s physical and mental health during the pandemic in both Vermont and Maine. Several of the struggles researchers identified stemmed from food insecurity. “Food insecurity is a marker for poor health outcomes,” warned Jennifer Laurent of the University of Vermont College of Nursing & Health Sciences. Approximately 29% of people in the…

  • New England January 19, 2022 6:00 pm

    New Study Highlights Pandemic Impacts on Vermont and Maine Residents

    You might not be surprised at some findings, like increased anxiety and depression, but many of the problems that the report highlights stem from one common struggle.

  • climate change November 26, 2021 3:19 pm

    UMaine to Research Heat-Tolerant Potatoes

    Dr. Gregory Porter, a Professor of Agronomy, are working on developing potato varieties that are more resistant to changing weather and other conditions that could cause smaller potato crops, defects in the potatoes or potato decay.

  • University of Maine November 26, 2021 3:48 pm

    UMaine Develops Climate Change Resistant Potatoes

    This Thanksgiving, you may be helping yourself to a heaping pile of mashed potatoes. But scientists at the University of Maine and other researchers are concerned it may be harder to get those same spuds in the future because of climate change. “When temperatures are too high, potatoes often have quality problems,” said Dr. Gregory Porter, a Professor of Agronomy…

  • coronavirus September 17, 2021 8:56 am

    Most UMaine Students Have Verified COVID-19 Shot Status

    Maine’s public university system said most residential students have verified their coronavirus vaccination status. The percentage of the students who have done so is more than 95%, the University of Maine System said late Thursday. The percentage of full-time employees who have verified their status is about 83%, the system said. The system said it is dealing with 57 known…

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