Your vote counts! Click here for resources on how and where you can vote in the upcoming election.

News

Innovative research that uses algae to trap greenhouse gas emissions receives $3M

June 23, 2020
UMCES researchers were selected to receive $3M award from U.S. Department of Energy to develop a scalable carbon-negative bioreactor system to capture carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming, from power plant flue gases.

Slightly smaller-than-average dead zone predicted for the Chesapeake Bay

June 17, 2020
Researchers from the Chesapeake Bay Program, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, University of Michigan and U.S. Geological Survey announced today that a slightly smaller than average Chesapeake Bay “dead zone” is forecasted for this year, due to reduced rainfall and less nutrient-rich runoff flowing into the Bay from the watershed this spring.

Underwater grasses help to offset acidification in the Chesapeake Bay

June 10, 2020
Scientists have discovered that the recent comeback of underwaters grasses in Chesapeake Bay not only removes nutrient pollution and provides habitat for baby crabs and rockfish, but may also offset the growing problem of acidification as climate change impacts the nation’s largest estuary.

Ratcliffe Environmental Entrepreneurs Fellowship sets up students for success in business

June 9, 2020
Each year, two awards are presented to graduate students following the completion of the Ratcliffe Environmental Entrepreneurs Fellowship. This year, Lauren Jonas won for “Best Product” for Probeeotic, a dry probiotic spray to help the immune systems of bees. Morgan Ross won “Best Presentation” for her work to develop a wearable toxin sensor for Brevetoxin aerosols.

Next Generation: Hunter Hughes on reconstructing past climate with coral skeletons

June 2, 2020
My research looks at how we use the chemistry of coral skeletons to reconstruct past climate. We can use corals to reconstruct historical temperature data, using the chemical composition of corals and the chemistry of the sea water surrounding them.

Pages