Governor Moore visits UMCES’ oyster hatchery, signs executive order to establish oyster task force

July 21, 2023
During an Eastern Shore “Bay Day” tour, Governor Wes Moore visited the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s oyster hatchery at its Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, Md., and announced a major policy shift in how Maryland will deploy state resources to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and other waterways to restore the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays.

Horn Point Laboratory students awarded scholarships by Izaak Walton League of America

July 18, 2023
Three Horn Point Laboratory students are the recipients of $8,000 in scholarships to advance their studies through extra-curricular programs in the Pacific Northwest and Europe.

JES Avanti Foundation supports UMCES’ DolphinWatch efforts

July 11, 2023
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory announces its first sponsorship donation from the JES Avanti Foundation to support its Chesapeake DolphinWatch program.

Potent greenhouse gas produced by industry could be readily abated with existing technologies

July 5, 2023
Researchers have found that one method of reducing greenhouse gas emissions is available, affordable, and capable of being implemented right now. Nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas and ozone-depleting substance, could be readily abated with existing technology applied to industrial sources.

Chesapeake Bay’s dead zone predicted to be 33% smaller than long-term average

June 26, 2023
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 they are predicting the 2023 dead zone to be significantly smaller than the long-term average taken between 1985 and 2022.