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...
Dr. Brinsfield has been conducting research on the effects of best management practices on nutrient transport from various agricultural cropping systems since 1984. He has been the director of the Wye Research and Education Center since 1982 and has served as executive director of the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc. since 1999. In addition, he is a co-founder of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy which works with private land owners to preserve farms, forest and other unique natural areas for future generations. Since 1990, the Conservancy has preserved over 40,000 acres on Maryland's Mid-Eastern Shore. Dr. Brinsfield has co-authored over 100 publications, presentations and reports including the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation national award in 1999 for best journal article of the year.
University of Maryland’s Environmental Finance Center to Create Region’s First Online Stormwater Training Center December 10, 2014 The University of Maryland’s Environmental Finance Center (EFC) begins work this month on the region’s first Municipal Online Stormwater Training (MOST) Center, a web-based resource to help
Gov. Martin O'Malley Orders Plan to Achieve 80 percent Greenhouse Gas Reduction by 2050 November 21, 2014 Gov. Martin O’Malley issued an executive order Wednesday to further the state’s efforts addressing climate change and set a plan to achieve an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas
UMDConE December 15, 2014 Mentors for Summer Internship Program 2015 | SESYNC http://t.co/O5ImUQHLRl 2 days ago from Twitter for Websites
UMDConE December 11, 2014 Help U.S. Cope with Climate Change: Enter NASA-USGS Data App Challenge | NASA http://t.co/aD1O9ZfvxB 6 days ago from Twitter for Websites
Caret to Return to Maryland as USM Chancellor December 17, 2014 After a successful tenure as president of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system, Robert L. Caret will return to Maryland as chancellor of the University System of Maryland.
UMD Maintains Spot on Kiplinger's Top 10 Best Values in Public Colleges December 17, 2014 For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Maryland has ranked in the top 10 in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s annual ranking of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges. UMD took
New Research Method Predicts Success, Failure of D.C. Restaurants December 16, 2014 Using a database of 130,000 Yelp reviews of restaurants in Washington, D.C., researchers have identified a method that allows software to “read” the content of those reviews—and predict
UMD Studies: To Boost Maryland Jobs, Target Job Hubs December 10, 2014 To stimulate economic development and job creation, state and local governments should target incentives to specific "employment centers" that have the greatest growth potential and regional
Satellites measure increase of Sun's energy absorbed in the Arctic December 17, 2014 NASA satellite instruments have observed a marked increase in solar radiation absorbed in the Arctic since the year 2000 -- a trend that aligns with the steady decrease in Arctic sea ice during
Satellite sees holiday lights brighten cities December 17, 2014 Even from space, holidays shine bright. With a new look at daily data scientists have identified how patterns in nighttime light intensity change during major holiday seasons -- Christmas and