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Press Releases

NSF award supports UMCES-led coalition to study climate change strategies for nation’s estuaries and bays

January 30, 2020
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to lead a coalition of scientists from around the country to study the impact of storms, sea-level rise, and climate change on estuaries and bays.

Marine life, fisheries increasingly threatened as the ocean loses oxygen

December 16, 2019
Scientists warn that the loss of oxygen from the world’s ocean is increasingly threatening fish species and disrupting ecosystems.

Warming climate will impact dead zones in Chesapeake Bay

December 16, 2019
Researchers including Ming Li and Wenfei Ni factored in local impacts of climate change to make projections of what the oxygen content of the Chesapeake Bay will look like in the future.

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology named “Top Workplace” by Baltimore Sun

December 9, 2019
BALTIMORE (December 9, 2019)–The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Baltimore Sun, one of only 135 companies in the region made this year’s list.

New study: Nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas, is on the rise

November 18, 2019
An UMCES study from our Appalachian Laboratory found that nitrous oxide in the atmosphere has risen steadily since the mid-20th century. This rise is strongly linked to an increase in nitrogen substrates released to the environment.

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