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Recent Press Releases

Overall Chesapeake Bay health improves as a whole for first time

For the first time since the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Chesapeake Bay Report Card scores have been calculated, the positive trajectory that was reported in recent years is now statistically significant.

OysterFutures stakeholders reach consensus

After a two-year process to find common ground on ways to improve oyster fishing practices and restoration in the Choptank and Little Choptank Rivers, the OysterFutures stakeholders reached consensus and submitted their recommendations to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Dr. Helen Bailey honored with President’s Award for Science Application

Dr. Helen Bailey, Associate Research Professor at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory has been honored by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) with the President's Award for Excellence in Application of Science.

Recent News

Overall Chesapeake Bay health improving for the first time

For the first time since the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Chesapeake Bay Report Card scores have been calculated, the positive trajectory that was reported in recent years is now statistically significant.

Summer dead zones in Chesapeake Bay breaking up earlier

A new study shows that dead zones in the lower Chesapeake Bay are beginning to break up earlier in the fall, which may be an indication that efforts to reduce nutrient pollution to the Bay are beginning to make an impact.

Matt Fitzpatrick talks Ancient Pollen on WYPR's "On the Record"

Matt Fitzpatrick, of the Appalachian Laboratory, was a recent guest on WYPR's "On the Record," where he discussed the connections between ancient pollen and environmental change.