Latest University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Stories
As oxygen-deprived waters increase, they emit more greenhouse gasses into atmosphere.
Group cites extensive scientific evidence of permanent environmental damage and risks to human health.
An international team of scientists warns that accelerating losses of seagrasses across the globe threaten the immediate health and long-term sustainability of coastal ecosystems.
Weak enforcement combined with fishermen facing serious economic hardships are leading to widespread violations of fisheries regulations along the Northeastern United States coast.
An international group of scientists is renewing calls for policymakers to reduce both nitrogen and phosphorus when attempting to alleviate eutrophication â€“ or nutrient pollution problems â€“ in fresh and coastal waters. In the February 20 edition of Science, the researchers argue that dual-nutrient reduction strategies are likely to be more successful due to complex interactions between nitrogen and phosphorus in fresh and coastal water ecosystems.
An international group of scientists is linking nutrient pollution in the world's coastal seas to an increase in the number of harmful algal blooms reported in recent years.
A new research center focused on killing invasive species in Chesapeake Bay was announced Wednesday in Maryland.
By Tom Pelton, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 22--Scientists at a new research center in Maryland will test strategies to kill invasive species and prevent them from hurting the Chesapeake Bay, according to an announcement scheduled for today.