News & Events

January 17, 2019

Climate Model Evaluation Ready for Next Level

The latest climate models and observations offer unprecedented opportunities to reduce the remaining uncertainties in future climate change, according to a paper recently published in Nature Climate Change by a team of 29 international authors, including Professor George Hurtt from the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences.

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January 9, 2019

Aquaponics: The Future of Sustainable Farming

A Sustainability Fund grant is helping to bring an innovative farming method to the University of Maryland, and nothing about it smells fishy. Students, faculty and staff will build a 1,200-square-foot aquaponics research center near the Research Greenhouse Complex during the Fall 2018 semester. Aquaponics is a form of food production that integrates hydroponics (soilless crops) with aquaculture (fish production).

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January 7, 2019

2018 State of the Bay Report

Simply put, the Chesapeake Bay suffered a massive assault in 2018. Extraordinary weather flushed enormous amounts of nitrogen, phosphorous, and debris—mostly from Pennsylvania, but also from other regions—off our lands and into the Bay. As a result, the State of the Bay score fell one point to a 33.

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January 7, 2019

Reclaimed materials to the rescue

The CAQT, Arts on the Block, and Professor Ronit Eisenbach from the University of Maryland have worked for together for several years to design a LightScape Garden. It will be an educational and community space for CAQT residents, serve as a gathering space for the Community Center, and support after-school programs operated by the YMCA.

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January 7, 2019

Good Neighbor Day: Team Leader Application 2019

Good Neighbor Day is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, the City of College Park, and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The event brings together the College Park community to beautify shared spaces, educate and engage in sustainable practices, and take pride in Greater College Park.

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January 3, 2019

UMD EcoPhoto Project

As a part of their Ecosystem Ecology course this past semester, taught by UMD Sustainability Teaching Fellow, Mitch Zuckerman, students documented connections between the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and our local ecology.

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December 18, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Rochelle Samuel

Rochelle Samuel ’15 stood among the first Maryland graduates to earn a minor in sustainability studies—even though five years earlier she’d never heard the term “sustainability.”

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December 18, 2018

Fearless Connections: Campus and Community Engagement

Created by the Office of Community Engagement, Fearless Connections: Campus and Community Engagement highlights initiatives that serve UMD's students, campus family, and collective community in College Park and around the state of Maryland.

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December 12, 2018

States can lead the way on climate change

Today, nations from around the world are in Poland working on a common set of rules that will govern the implementation of the Paris climate agreement and report on their progress. The citizens of Maryland and Virginia, as well as all those in other states across the country, have a stake in ensuring that the agreement succeeds.

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