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...
Maureen Cropper is a Distinguished University Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future, and a former Lead Economist at the World Bank. Dr. Cropper has served as chair of the EPA Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and as president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research has focused on valuing environmental amenities (especially environmental health effects), on the discounting of future health benefits, and on the tradeoffs implicit in environmental regulations.
Water for Agriculture Challenge Area February 25, 2015 Wednesday, 25 February 2015 Description: NIFA initiates a new challenge area to address critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and
UMD Climate Researchers React to 2014’s Record-Breaking Global Temperatures February 19, 2015 Global climate has made a lot of headlines in the last month. On Jan. 16, 2015, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA jointly announced that 2014 is officially
UMDConE February 25, 2015 Event tomorrow: Resilience, Mitigation and Adaptation to Sea Level Rise and Climate Change in Maryland http://t.co/SoTw6JQmwo 5 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE February 25, 2015 Seminar tomorrow on consumers and the environment: Feeding a 9-billion people earth. http://t.co/UelYfhSuVX 5 days ago from Twitter Web Client
Patented Compounds Give New Way to Kill Drug-Resistant Bacteria March 02, 2015 UMD researchers awarded patent for chemical compounds that stop microbes from forming protective biofilms and enhance the effectiveness of conventional antibiotics.
The University of Maryland, College Park will open late at 10:00 a.m. today, Monday, March 2, 2015, due to inclement weather.
When Performance Comparisons Spur Risky Behavior February 27, 2015 According to new research from UMD's Robert H. Smith School of Business, being outperformed by the people in your own company is more likely to lead you to make risky moves in the hope of
UMD Sustainability Fund 2015 Projects Announced February 26, 2015 The Sustainability Fund will allocate money for students, faculty, and staff of the university to finance projects that will improve sustainability initiatives on campus.
Core work: Iron vapor gives clues to formation of Earth and moon March 02, 2015 One of the world's most powerful radiation sources provides scientists clues about Earth's formation and how iron vaporizes.
Munching bugs thwart eager trees, reducing the carbon sink March 02, 2015 Hungry, plant-eating insects may limit the ability of forests to take up elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, reducing their capacity to slow human-driven climate change, a new