The garden features massive, standing aluminum cylinders that physics Professor Joseph Weber designed to detect gravitational waves. These are ripples in space-time predicted by physicist Albert Einstein’s theory of gravitation, but which even he didn’t believe were measurable.
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The Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2) recently awarded the second round of their Energy Innovation Seed Grants to three projects across the University System of Maryland.
The State of Maryland is on the brink of becoming the first state to ban expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam food containers, as the State House passed a bill that would ban restaurants, grocery stores, and other food providers from using foam food containers because of their harmful impact on the environment.
Urban green spaces, such as parks and grass fields, affect stormwater management and water quality in major area watersheds.
The Center for Global Sustainability is pleased to welcome Dr. John Holdren on Tuesday, March 12 at The Stamp.
Air pollution doesn’t just hurt children’s lungs—it impedes the development of their brains, too. New policy recommendations from a group including a UMD environmental health expert offer ways for federal, state and local governments to lessen this risk.
Smart Growth and Planning collaborated with the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) in the summer of 2018 to secure a $50,000 grant for The University of Maryland’s (UMD) Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) to expand its services for Maryland’s communities.
The Environmental Finance Center at UMD has released the guidance document Integrating Resilience into Local Capital Improvement Programs, which shares best practices for embedding climate preparedness into capital improvement planning processes in municipalities and counties.
Join the UMD Sustainable Ocean Alliance for a screening of Chasing Coral on Tuesday, March 5 at 7pm in the Global Crossroad Atrium, HJ Patterson Building.
The Association of Energy Engineers student chapter at UMD presents Perspectives on Energy Panel session, with leaders from government, industry and university sectors of the energy spectrum. Panelists will share their experiences and answer questions from the audience.
On February 28, Center for Global Sustainability Director Nathan Hultman will provided testimony at a hearing held by the Environmental and Climate Change Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee.
“It is an honor to speak at the commencement of one of America’s top public universities – especially one that has been such a leader on sustainability and climate change,” said Bloomberg. “I have strong ties in Maryland and I look forward to addressing all the Terps on their big day.”