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Recent Press Releases

Climate of North American cities will shift hundreds of miles in one generation

In one generation, the climate experienced in many North American cities is projected to change to that of locations hundreds of miles away—or to a new climate unlike any found in North America today.

Wave of Plastic partnership to bring watershed education experiences to Calvert and St. Mary’s County students

The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory has received funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Bay Watershed Education and Training program to support the “Wave of Plastic,” an education partnership program that will help Southern Maryland students understand the connectio

Oceans, human health, climate change focus of unique new $5.7 million alliance

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded a $5.75 million grant to establish a Center for Oceans and Human Health and Climate Change Interactions to study the effects of ocean health-related illness and the interactions from climate change.

Recent News

Climate of North American cities will shift hundreds of miles in one generation

In one generation, the climate experienced in many North American cities is projected to change to that of locations hundreds of miles away—or to a new climate unlike any found in North America today.

Making their mark: Knauss Fellows explore science and policy issues during yearlong fellowship in Washington, D.C.

Four University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science students were among the 60 finalists for the coveted fellowship this year.

Next Generation: Katie Martin

Doctorate student Katie Martin is researching different ways to tell if septic wastewater is contaminating local waterways. Some of the tools used are measuring artificial sweeteners and chemicals from soaps and detergents.