Aware of his role in a chain of events that threaten the health of the Chesapeake Bay and communities that rely on it, farmer Samuel Owings designed and installed a series of cascading pools that trap stormwater—and the nutrients it carries—on his land. Researchers from the A. James Clark School of Engineering have assessed his system and discovered it could be an important strategy to promote a healthy bay alongside successful farms.
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A blog post titled “Why the Ocean Means So Much to Me” was recently posted to Sea Grant Maryland’s site by Daniel Teodoro, a Department of Geographical Sciences Ph.D. student advised by ESSIC / CICS-MD Associate Research Professor Melissa Kenney and GEOG Associate Professor Christina Prell.
An International Space Station mission led by the University of Maryland and scheduled to launch next month will comprehensively map the earth’s forests, giving scientists new insights into how much carbon is stored in the planet’s trees and how much carbon dioxide they can absorb.
As concerns grow about the sustainability of plastic use, the MaryPIRG Save the Bay campaign aims to educate students on the wastefulness of using plastic.
University of Maryland Dining has joined the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative with over 50 universities, and 150 organizations and individuals working to leverage our unique position in university dining to advance positive life-long food choices among students.
In January, members of the university’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-UMD) will travel to Suma Ahenkro, Ghana to install a solar electric system at Sumaman Senior High School. It will be the second such system installed after it first partnered with the school in 2014.
Join the Do Good Institute and Chesapeake Bay Foundation for "Lunch with Leaders" next Wednesday, 10/10 from 11:30am-1:00pm. Learn more about the threats facing the bay and what we can do to improve its health.
Join the Office of Sustainability and the University Sustainability Council for the SustainableUMD Celebration on Tuesday, October 23 from 3:30-5:00pm at the Atrium in The Stamp Student Union.
"Now is the time to bring planetary health research into climate engineering conversations," suggests UMD ecologist.
Bike Safety Month is a month-long dedication to promote the coexistence of bicyclists and motorists on our campus roadway. As cycling becomes increasingly popular on campus, it’s important for motorists and cyclists alike to be informed about how to safely interact with one another.
Maryland Clean Energy Summit coming up Oct 8-10 at The Hotel at the University of Maryland. Join industry experts, policy makers, utility representatives and leaders to discuss energy efficiency, resiliency & security.
Dr. Sacoby Wilson talks about hurricanes’ impact on vulnerable populations, how to build resilient communities in Maryland.