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.

Professor Rose receives Oscar E. Sette Award for Outstanding Marine Fishery Biologist

August 16, 2022
The Oscar E. Sette award affirms consensus by colleagues of Dr. Rose’s demonstration of excellence through research, teaching, and administration.

Community members helps scientists spot dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay

August 4, 2022
Thousands of Marylanders with their eyes on the water have helped scientists understand when bottlenose dolphins are visiting the Chesapeake Bay.