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November 19, 2018

Let It Bee at UMD

If you like to eat, bees are your friends. The crops they pollinate account for 30 percent of Americans’ diets, and have an economic value of more than $20 billion.

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November 19, 2018

Climate Connections

A UMD researcher may have answered a 134-year-old climate riddle, providing a plausible explanation for why less snow in one part of the world could potentially lead to stronger rains months later and hundreds of miles away.

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November 19, 2018

A Grass Grows in the Bay

What does it take to restore the once abundant underwater grasses of the Chesapeake Bay? UMD Professor Maile Neel's research into the genetic diversity within these species of grasses points to new approaches for restoration manager.

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November 9, 2018

How Maryland is cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay

With a specially-built algae growth system, University of Maryland researchers are scrubbing excess nutrients from Chesapeake Bay waters, a process that will help restore oxygen levels in the troubled coastal ecosystem. The algae, in turn, can be used to produce methane, a renewable resource for green energy.

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November 9, 2018

Computing the Costs of Digital Data on Campus

Although the virtual world can’t operate without the data centers that house oceans of internet information, these giant computerized hubs create problems in the real world. They consume 3 percent of the globe’s electrical power and pump as much carbon into the air as all airlines combined, contributing to climate change.

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November 8, 2018

Green Dining Student Staff Positions

The University of Maryland Department of Dining Services is excited to announce available student-staff positions to support the Green Dining Program for the 2019 year and season. Priority deadline for these positions is Sunday, November 18.

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November 2, 2018

Stopping a Storm of Pollution

A new stormwater basin being installed in Suitland, Md., harnesses technology developed at the A. James Clark School of Engineering to contain this nutrient pollution, protecting aquatic life and the livelihoods of Marylanders who depend on the Chesapeake.

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