News

Chesapeake Bay: Larger-than-average summer 'dead zone' forecast for 2018 after wet spring

June 18, 2018
Ecologists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the University of Michigan are forecasting a larger-than-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2018, due to increased rainfall in the watershed this spring.

Overall Chesapeake Bay health improving for the first time

June 15, 2018
For the first time since the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Chesapeake Bay Report Card scores have been calculated, the positive trajectory that was reported in recent years is now statistically significant. This is important evidence that the positive trend in ecosystem health is real, and that efforts to improve conditions in the Bay are working. The largest estuary in the nation scored a C grade (54%) in the 2017 report card, one of the highest scores calculated. Punctuating this news is the improved A+ (95%) grade for fish populations

Summer dead zones in Chesapeake Bay breaking up earlier

June 14, 2018
A new study shows that dead zones in the lower Chesapeake Bay are beginning to break up earlier in the fall, which may be an indication that efforts to reduce nutrient pollution to the Bay are beginning to make an impact.

Matt Fitzpatrick talks Ancient Pollen on WYPR's "On the Record"

June 12, 2018
Matt Fitzpatrick, of the Appalachian Laboratory, was a recent guest on WYPR's "On the Record," where he discussed the connections between ancient pollen and environmental change.

Tiny Bubbles project introduces community college students to science

June 7, 2018
Larua Lapham was awarded one of 10 Changing the Face of STEM mentoring grants from the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program to expose the students to work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Pages