Press Releases

Growing oxygen deficient zones absorb carbon into the deep ocean

February 9, 2022
Scientists have discovered that parts of the ocean with no oxygen are more efficient at absorbing and storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, a key part of the Earth’s carbon cycle.

Maryland releases first-of-its kind Coastal Adaptation Report Card

January 21, 2022
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) releases the first-of-its-kind Maryland Coastal Adaptation Report Card that gives a snapshot of the current adaptation status in Maryland’s coastal counties and establishes a framework for measuring future progress.

Maryland scientists crack blue crab’s genetic code

October 8, 2021
Researchers at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor have published the first full reference genome sequence for the blue crab. This means that for the first time we have a complete picture of all of the DNA that makes up Maryland’s favorite crustacean. This information is important to science research and will contribute to a healthy crab fishery.

Climate change in focus in online community learning series

September 23, 2021
Leading experts will be featured in an online series on climate change and its impacts this fall. The free, online webinars run from 7- 8 p.m. each Tuesday beginning September 28.

Researchers release first-of-its-kind quantitative assessment for sustainable agriculture

September 15, 2021
For the first time, scientists have assembled a quantitative assessment for agriculture sustainability for countries around the world based not only on environmental impacts, but economic and social impacts, as well.