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Study finds some water quality improvements in Choptank River

January 26, 2021
The Chesapeake Bay has a long history of nutrient pollution resulting in degraded water quality. However, scientists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory are reporting some improvements in the Choptank River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Richardson joins Appalachian Laboratory faculty

December 9, 2020
Dr. Rodney Richardson, a molecular ecologist studying honey bees and other insect pollinators, has joined the faculty of the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) as an Assistant Professor.

Late-season Arctic research cruise reveals unseasonably warm ocean temperatures and active ecosystem

November 11, 2020
Arctic researchers Jacqueline Grebmeier and Lee Cooper have been visiting the Bering and Chukchi seas off Alaska for nearly 30 years, collecting information about the biological diversity of the watery world under the sea ice to understand how marine ecosystems are responding to environmental changes.

U.S. coral reefs’ health assessed for the first time on a national scale

November 10, 2020
Coral reefs in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans received a “fair” score in the first-ever condition status report for U.S. coral reefs released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) today. 4

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