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Crandall, Nelson join team analyzing impacts of winter weather whiplash

If you think Maine’s winter weather has been wilder lately you are likely right. Recent volatile shifts in winter weather are likely connected to rapid changes in arctic weather and sea ice cover. To improve scientists’ and communities’ understanding of winter weather whiplash, and what it means for seasonally snow-covered landscapes like Maine, the National […]

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Free Press cites economic impact study in report about cruise ships in Rockland

The Free Press cited a 2016 study conducted by the University of Maine School of Economics in the article, “Rockland ponders the cruise ship question.” While no economic impact studies have been done specifically in the midcoast region, the UMaine survey found that respondents spent an average of $108 each during land excursions in Maine. […]

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Press Herald cites economic study in report on female head brewers in Maine

A study released by the Maine Brewers’ Guild and conducted by the University of Maine School of Economics was cited in the Portland Press Herald article, “Ranks of female head brewers show signs of growth in Maine.” The economic study produced earlier this year found that breweries added $228 million to the Maine economy in […]

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Nayak, Beal aim to bolster seaweed, blue mussel production

Aquaculture companies in Maine are at the forefront of efforts to culture high-quality seafood products. While the industry has grown in the last five years, those seeking to further expand face serious challenges. Two awards from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will support research projects designed to overcome the challenges and increase aquaculture production. […]

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WABI reports on community window insert building event

WABI (Channel 5) reported on a recent window insert building event among University of Maine students and Bangor community volunteers. As part of a collaboration with Rockland nonprofit WindowDressers, the volunteers are building about 40 wood-framed, plastic window inserts per shift, according to the report. The inserts will allow residents to save on heating bills, […]

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Crawley blogs for London School of Economics and Political Science

Andrew Crawley, an assistant professor in the University of Maine School of Economics, wrote “Regional development: Forget the Silicon Valley approach and play to local strengths” for the British Politics and Policy blog run by the London School of Economics and Political Science. He recommended that policymakers designing industrial development strategies consider location-specific characteristics of […]

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Crandall adds expertise to Maine Public story about manufactured wood products

Mindy Crandall, assistant professor of forest management and economics at the University of Maine, was cited in a Maine Public article about the growing demand for manufactured wood products. While Maine has lost more 2,400 papermaking jobs over the last six years, Crandall said businesses in Maine can do well by focusing on Lincoln Logs, […]

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Isenhour quoted in Press Herald article on sleeping sustainably

Cynthia Isenhour, an assistant professor of economic anthropology and climate change at the University of Maine and an associate at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, spoke with the Portland Press Herald for the article, “If you’re sleeping for 8 hours, why not do it sustainably?” For many shoppers, the marketplace of […]

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