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Recent Press Releases

New study: Nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas, is on the rise

An UMCES study from our Appalachian Laboratory found that nitrous oxide in the atmosphere has risen steadily since the mid-20th century. This rise is strongly linked to an increase in nitrogen substrates released to the environment.

UMCES scientists complete study on Conowingo Dam and impact on Chesapeake Bay

UMCES scientists completed a study synthesizing field observations, model results, and long-term monitoring data to better understand the potential impacts of nutrient pollution associated with sediment transported from behind the Conowingo Dam to the Chesapeake Bay.

USM Maryland Momentum Fund invests $150,000 in Minnowtech

Minnowtech received a $150,000 joint investment from the University System of Maryland (USM) Maryland Momentum Fund to complete the company’s $600,000 seed funding round.

Recent News

Nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas, is on the rise

A new study from an international group of scientists finds we are releasing more of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide into the atmosphere than previously thought.

UMCES scientists complete study on Conowingo Dam and impact on Chesapeake Bay

UMCES scientists have completed a study to understand the potential impacts of nutrient pollution associated with sediment transported from behind the Conowingo Dam to the Chesapeake Bay.

USM Maryland Momentum Fund invests $150,000 in Minnowtech

Minnowtech, an UMCES-based startup aims to help maximize shrimp farmers’ efficiency to meet growing global demand.