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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.
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.
Sustainability news from the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute.
Earth’s ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, states a recent United Nation report co-authored by ESSIC Professor Ross Salawitch.
New research from the Department of Geographical Sciences finds that tropical forests in the Congo Basin are being cleared at an increasingly fast pace, and if the trend continues, its native forests could vanish by the end of this century.
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.
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.
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.
The Center for Global Sustainability is pleased to welcome Junming Zhu to the CGS Forums of the Fall 2018 semester on Tuesday, November 13 at Noon.
How do you like them apples? As apple season comes to a close, UMD is asking growers just that, releasing its first ever new apple variety called Antietam Blush, with six more varieties coming soon, all adapted specifically to the climate and growing culture of the mid-atlantic region.
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.