Wednesday, July 30, 2014

  • Reclaim the Bay Challenge
  • The Mountaintop Witness
  • Professor Nathan Hultman on CSPAN February 2, 2014
  • 2014 Council on the Environment Junior Faculty Winner
  • UMD Scientist Speaks on Air Quality
  • SESYNC Postdoc Opportunities
  • UMD and NASA Goddard Open Joint Global Carbon Cycle Center
  • Busalacchi discusses severe weather and global warming on News Channel 8

Upcoming Events

Fri Aug 01 - All Day Event

DataBay: "Reclaim the Bay" Challenge

Sat Aug 02 - All Day Event

DataBay: "Reclaim the Bay" Challenge

Sun Aug 03 - All Day Event

DataBay: "Reclaim the Bay" Challenge

Mon Aug 18 - All Day Event

Inaugural Radiocarbon in the Environment Conference

Chair's Welcome

Antonio Busalacchi
Antonio Busalacchi
Council Chair

It is with real pleasure that I welcome you to the Council of the Environment of the University of Maryland. Our University has tremendous breadth and depth in environmental and earth system science and, as a land grant university, is committed to bringing those resources to support the work of local communities and government, and to promote economic development in the State. Our strengths spread across a wide spectrum of academic fields such as anthropology, agriculture, architecture, climate and earth science, ecology, economics, energy, engineering for sustainable infrastructure, public health, public policy, sociology, and transportation. The Council will work to integrate this diversity of effort and to develop new opportunities. The public and private sectors in the State are also deeply engaged in environmental issues, to which they too bring great strengths. The Council will build new partnerships to connect these efforts with the University. As Chair, I am excited at the...


Featured Council Members

James A. Carton

Dr. Carton’s current research interests focus on interannual to decadal climate variability. In particular he has done a number of studies focused on the tropical Atlantic sector. He is also actively pursuing data assimilation methodologies to combine historical observations of ocean circulation with knowledge of the equations of motion to better represent past changes in the heat, mass, and freshwater of the oceans.

Latest Information

Collaborative Research with SESYNC Postdocs July 29, 2014 Tuesday, 29 July 2014 The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) seeks Research Collaborators (PhD required) interested in mentoring incoming SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellows…
Sustainability Fund Applications 2014-2015 : New Deadlines July 24, 2014 Thursday, 24 July 2014 The University Sustainability Fund, supported by an undergraduate student fee, has been very successful in furthering campus sustainability projects. In May 2014,…
UMDConE July 30, 2014 USDA:Food Resilience Climate Data Initiative 9 hours ago from Twitter for Websites
UMDConE July 30, 2014 Groundwater Deficit Out West : Image of the Day #NASA 13 hours ago from Twitter for Websites
UMDConE July 24, 2014 University Sustainability Fund: $350000 available for faculty/staff applicants by Oct 1, student applicants by Jan 15 6 days ago from Twitter Web Client
Libraries to Extend Md. Historic Newspaper Project July 30, 2014 The University of Maryland Libraries will extend its project to digitize historic Maryland newspapers, thanks to a $290,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets July 24, 2014 Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the sun — and have come up nearly dry.
Creating Optical Cables Out of Thin Air July 22, 2014 Physics Professor Howard Milchberg created "air waveguides" to enhance light signals collected from distant sources.
UMD Center Receives $3+ Million from NIH to Bolster National Drug Surveillance System July 17, 2014 Data from new system will inform rapid and effective public health responses.
Tidal forces gave moon its shape, according to new analysis July 30, 2014 The shape of the moon deviates from a simple sphere in ways that scientists have struggled to explain. A new study shows that most of the moon's overall shape can be explained by taking into…
Saving seeds the right way can save the world's plants July 30, 2014 Exotic pests, shrinking ranges and a changing climate threaten some of the world's most rare and ecologically important plants, and so conservationists establish seed collections to save the…