Carries Report on UMaine Extreme Weather Research carried a University of Maine report about extreme weather research and the upcoming CLAS (Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainability) Conference at UMaine. Researchers at UMaine’s Climate Change Institute have developed online tools to assist local community planners prepare for climate changes, the article states. The tools, which will be explained at the Oct. 23 conference, provide users access to station data, climate and weather models, and pollution and health indices, according to Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor with CCI.