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.
News & Events
An expansion of composting across campus is creating a treasure of natural fertilizer while reducing food waste. The Office of Solid Waste and Recycling in Facilities Management has placed composting bins in 37 locations around campus, including McKeldin Library, the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center and Maryland Stadium.
SustainableUMD received a Digital Media award at the Making A Difference awards ceremony hosted by the UMD Office of Community Engagement.
Global carbon emissions are set to hit an all-time high in 2018 according to the Global Carbon Project, a group of international researchers focused on global sustainability, including three from the University of Maryland’s Department of Geographical Sciences.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species is a powerful tool for researchers and policymakers working to stem the global tide of species loss. But adding even a single species demands countless hours of expensive, rigorous research. The result is that vast numbers of species have never been assessed.
The Center for Global Sustainability will have a strong presence at this year’s 24th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Students at Maryland can do more than expand their horizons. They can shrink their environmental footprint. The Office of Sustainability, in partnership with the Department of Resident Life and the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life, launched the Green Terp and Green Chapter programs to increase sustainable behaviors among students.
The latest climate change impact report reinforces the importance of what the Science & Global Change Scholars program covers with its students. Director Thomas Holtz talks about how migration & climate change are interlinked.
Researchers in UMD’s Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and in the Supply Chain Management Center of the Robert H. Smith School of Business have begun work on a prototype of a highly localized “Climate Change Variability/Vulnerability Index.”
In 2016, the Center for Disaster Resilience at the University of Maryland and Center for Texas Beaches and Shores at Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus initiated a joint study to identify the principal causes of flooding, determine the extent and consequences of urban flooding in the United States, and explore what actions might be taken to mitigate this flooding in the future.
UMD doctoral student in plant science and landscape architecture shows changing climate and rising sea level impact on Maryland's Eastern Shore farms through use of a "story map."
A major scientific report issued by 13 federal agencies presents the starkest warnings to date of the consequences of climate change for the United States, predicting that if significant steps are not taken to rein in global warming, the damage will knock as much as 10 percent off the size of the American economy by century’s end.