News Releases

FROSTBURG, MD (October 26, 2016)--NASA astronaut and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science alumnus Ricky Arnold will present “Reflections on a Journey to the International Space Station” followed by a question-and-answer session on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 pm in Frostburg State University's Pealer Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The family-friendly event is a presentation of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Appalachian Laboratory and Frostburg State University (FSU) and is free and open to the public.

FROSTBURG, MD (September 28)--Roughly over a quarter of the golden eagles killed at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area in Northern California from 2012-2014 were recent immigrants to the local population, according to research led by the U.S. Geological Survey. The results illustrate how golden eagle populations are interconnected across the western U.S. and suggest that golden eagle deaths, or mitigation for those deaths, at one location may impact populations in other areas. 

Warming climate triggers changes in forests’ impact on cleaner water

FROSTBURG, MD (September 12, 2016)—A warming climate is causing earlier springs and later autumns in eastern forests of the United States, lengthening the growing season for trees and potentially changing how forests function. Scientists from the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science used a combination of satellite images and field measurements to show that trees have greater demand for soil nitrogen in years with early springs

Clean Air Act triggered decline in nitrogen pollution in Potomac watershed

FROSTBURG, MD (July 26, 2016)—A new study suggests that improvements in air quality over the Potomac watershed, including the Washington, D.C., metro area, may be responsible for recent progress on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. Scientists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science have linked improving water quality in streams and rivers of the Upper Potomac River Basin to reductions in nitrogen pollution onto the land and streams due to enforcement of the Clean Air Act.