Press Releases

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.

UMCES scientists complete study on Conowingo Dam and impact on Chesapeake Bay

November 11, 2019
UMCES scientists completed a study synthesizing field observations, model results, and long-term monitoring data to better understand the potential impacts of nutrient pollution associated with sediment transported from behind the Conowingo Dam to the Chesapeake Bay.

USM Maryland Momentum Fund invests $150,000 in Minnowtech

November 4, 2019
Minnowtech received a $150,000 joint investment from the University System of Maryland (USM) Maryland Momentum Fund to complete the company’s $600,000 seed funding round.

Stuart Clarke named new Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

October 30, 2019
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) announces the hiring of Stuart Clarke as its new Vice President for Strategic Initiatives.

NSF award supports island students in marine science careers

October 10, 2019
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Maryland Sea Grant College have been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help grow the number and diversity of students who are interested in and eventually seek careers in STEM fields.