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Climate of North American cities will shift hundreds of miles in one generation

February 12, 2019
In one generation, the climate experienced in many North American cities is projected to change to that of locations hundreds of miles away—or to a new climate unlike any found in North America today. A new study and interactive web application aim to help the public understand how climate change will impact the lives of people who live in urban areas of the United States and Canada.

'Wave of Plastic' partnership brings watershed education to Calvert and St. Mary’s students

January 29, 2019
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory has received funding from the NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training program to support the “Wave of Plastic,” an education partnership program that will help Southern Maryland students understand the connections between actions on land, plastic pollution in local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay, and student environmental stewardship.

Avoiding Pollution Swapping while Reducing Agricultural Runoff of Nitrogen to the Chesapeake Bay

January 9, 2019
A team of UMCES researchers are trying to figure out the best management practices for reducing runoff from farm land are featured on a episode of Maryland Farm & Harvest.

Study finds availability of nitrogen to plants is declining as climate warms

October 22, 2018
Researchers have found that global changes, including warming temperatures and increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, are causing a decrease in the availability of a key nutrient for plants.

Next Generation: Stephanie Siemek

October 15, 2018
Get to know Stephanie Siemek, an Appalachian Laboratory graduate student evaluating the need for and effectiveness of vegetated buffers meant to protect our streams from groundwater and the nutrients that pollute them.

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