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Climate of North American cities will shift hundreds of miles in one generation

February 12, 2019
In one generation, the climate experienced in many North American cities is projected to change to that of locations hundreds of miles away—or to a new climate unlike any found in North America today. A new study and interactive web application aim to help the public understand how climate change will impact the lives of people who live in urban areas of the United States and Canada.

Making their mark: Knauss Fellows explore science and policy issues during yearlong fellowship in Washington, D.C.

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.

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