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.
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.
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.