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Chesapeake Bay Report Card shows steady recovery

The overall health of Chesapeake Bay improved in 2016, a positive sign that recovery efforts are working. The largest estuary in the nation scored a C grade (54%) in the 2016 report card, one of the highest scores calculated by UMCES scientists.
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Scientists investigate climate changes in forests

Appalachian Laboratory researchers found forests demand more soil nitrogen in earlier springs, and set out in search of more answers, including how fast are forests changing and what are the consequences?
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Climate change already affecting Chesapeake Bay region

Victoria Coles and Raleigh Hood, two scientists from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory, have spent the past two years working with a postdoctoral scholar Kari St.Laurent, compiling data and using it to tell a story of climate change in the region that people can understand.
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Mission accomplished

The winners of the Nutrient Sensor Challenge were announced at a special awards session at the Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography Aquatic Sciences (ASLO) meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Thursday, March 2.
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Virus puts blue crabs at risk

In February—about six months after wrapping the first year of a study of this reo-like virus alongside watermen in Maryland, Virginia, and Louisiana—Eric Schott hosted a crab industry shedding workshop for watermen to talk about the virus and how to help crabs fight it.
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Seeking sustainable agriculture

UMCES researchers call for a comprehensive evaluation of each country’s performance of agriculture and its environmental, economic, and social impacts.
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