Press Releases

Chesapeake Garden Club supports CBL research experience for STEM students

November 6, 2017
The Chesapeake Garden Club has donated $1,200 to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in support of a mentoring project created by Dr. Laura Lapham, assistant professor.

New research award will help resource managers plan for increase in toxic algal blooms in Chesapeake waterways

September 20, 2017
Researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory have been awarded funding to develop a new model to better predict the long-term occurrences of dangerous and costly harmful algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay.

Horn Point Laboratory breaks ground on 10-acre solar field with Standard Solar

September 7, 2017
he University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Standard Solar marked the beginning of a partnership to bring sustainable energy to the Horn Point Laboratory campus with a groundbreaking ceremony. Standard Solar will install a 10-acre solar field on campus that will generate approximately 50% of the Horn Point Laboratory's annual energy consumption. UMCES has also received a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration to install four vehicle-charging stations under a new solar canopy on campus.

Researchers eye on acidification in Chesapeake Bay

August 28, 2017
A research team has identified a zone of water that is increasing in acidity in the Chesapeake Bay. The team analyzed little studied factors that play a role in ocean acidification—changes in water chemistry that threaten the ability of shellfish such as oysters, clams and scallops to create and maintain their shells, among other impacts.

First Guanabara Bay environmental health report card shows watershed under stress

July 21, 2017
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) along with local partners including the Environmental Sanitation Program for the Municipalities Surrounding Guanabara Bay (PSAM) and the State Environmental Institute (INEA), released the Guanabara Bay Environmental Health Report Card— the first of its kind in Brazil—to track progress of global water management goals. With a grade of D for the Guanabara Bay and its watershed, the report card serves as a model for building comprehensive, community-driven, scientifically credible basin assessments that will help accelerate restoration efforts.

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