Celebrating 10 billion oysters—born and raised by UMCES—planted in Chesapeake Bay

August 31, 2022
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan led a ceremonial oyster planting in August to mark the significant milestone of 10 billion oysters planted in the Chesapeake Bay, all of them born and raised at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Oyster Hatchery.

Next Generation: Alan Williams

August 31, 2022
Alan William's research focuses on measuring how clouds of underwater mud, silt, and clay that form when the sediment is disturbed, called suspended sediment plumes, within oyster leases are reduced with improvements to oyster aquaculture technology, specifically when dredges are replaced with submerged, remote operated vehicles, or ROVs.

Significant increase in freshwater entering Arctic Ocean through Bering Strait

August 26, 2022
A new study has confirmed that over the past 30 years the volume of freshwater flowing through Bering Strait into the Arctic Ocean has increased by 40-50%, which means that the Arctic Ocean is becoming less salty. This could impact sea ice formation, regional and global ocean circulation, and ecosystems.

“Science for a green new deal” calls for new thinking to tackle environmental challenges

August 24, 2022
A new book by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Professor Eric Davidson reveals how “green new deal thinking” can connect the dots between environmental quality, economic well-being, and human dignity to help develop solutions to our greatest environmental challenges.

Francis “Champ” Zumbrun named 2022 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award Winner

August 23, 2022
In honor of outstanding contributions to environmental education in western Maryland, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory has named Mr. Francis “Champ” Zumbrun as recipient of the 2022 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award. Zumbrun received the award at a special ceremony at the Evergreen Heritage Center on Thursday, August 18.