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Knauss Fellows explore science and policy issues in Washington

February 11, 2019
Four University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science students were among the 60 finalists for the coveted fellowship this year. Maureen Brooks, Melanie Jackson, Emily Russ, and Zoraida Perez-Delgado were given placements in the executive branch, working for either the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or the Navy in Washington, D.C.

Next Generation: Katie Martin

February 6, 2019
Doctorate student Katie Martin is researching different ways to tell if septic wastewater is contaminating local waterways. Some of the tools used are measuring artificial sweeteners and chemicals from soaps and detergents.

'Wave of Plastic' partnership brings watershed education to Calvert and St. Mary’s students

January 29, 2019
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory has received funding from the NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training program to support the “Wave of Plastic,” an education partnership program that will help Southern Maryland students understand the connections between actions on land, plastic pollution in local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay, and student environmental stewardship.

Oceans, human health, climate change focus of unique new $5.7 million alliance

January 17, 2019
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded a $5.75 million grant to establish a Center for Oceans and Human Health and Climate Change Interactions to study the effects of ocean health-related illness and the interactions from climate change. The Center will be headquartered at the University of South Carolina and involve more than 20 researchers from five colleges and universities, including the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

Avoiding Pollution Swapping while Reducing Agricultural Runoff of Nitrogen to the Chesapeake Bay

January 9, 2019
A team of UMCES researchers are trying to figure out the best management practices for reducing runoff from farm land are featured on a episode of Maryland Farm & Harvest.

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