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Appalachian Laboratory Open House

Meet the scientists working in your community, participate in hands-on experiments for the whole family and explore ways in which you can help to protect and preserve our environment at a community

Appalachian Laboratory scientists receive highest university award

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has selected two faculty members from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science—

Record one billion oyster spat added to Bay restoration effort in 2013

This has been a record year for oysters and the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort.

Science shows restoration efforts can improve local water quality in the Chesapeake Bay

Pollution-reducing practices can improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams, according to new research.

From the mountains to the sea

From the mountains to the sea...science is our best natural resource

Scientists discover key hormone that makes it possible for female crabs to mate and care for their young

Those two crooked beady eyes peeking out of the shell do more than just help blue crabs spot food in the murky waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Clean Air Act has led to improved water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

A new study shows that the reduction of pollution emissions from power plants in the mid-Atlantic is making an impact on the quality of the water that ends up in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Assessing impact of noise from offshore wind farm construction may help protect marine mammals

Growth in offshore wind generation is expected to play a major role in meeting carbon reduction targets around the world, but the impact of construction noise on marine species is yet unknown. A group of scientists from the United Kingdom and the United States have developed a method to assess the potential impacts of offshore wind farm construction on marine mammal populations, particularly the noise made while driving piles into the seabed to install wind turbine foundations. Their work is published in the November issue of Environmental Impact Assessment Review.

Multiple mates worth the risk for female prairie dogs

Mating with more than one male increases reproductive success for female prairie dogs, despite a greater risk of predation and increased exposure to diseases and parasites.