Thursday, July 24, 2014

  • www.bahaichair.umd.edu
  • 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


Mon Jul 28 @08:00AM - 05:00PM

Call for Participation Workshop: How can social media be used to explore coupled socio-environmental systems?
   

Tue Jul 29 @08:00AM - 05:00PM

Call for Participation Workshop: How can social media be used to explore coupled socio-environmental systems?
   

Tue Jul 29 @02:00PM - 04:00PM

National Security and Climate Change: What Do We Need to Know?
   

Wed Jul 30 @08:00AM - 05:00PM

Call for Participation Workshop: How can social media be used to explore coupled socio-environmental systems?
   

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...


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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

EPA Funding Opportunity - Systems-Based Strategies to Improve The Nation’s Ability to Plan And Respond to Water Scarcity and Drought Due to Climate Change July 16, 2014 Wednesday, 16 July 2014 Synopsis of Program: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications that take a systems view to investigate how drought (seasonal and…
Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program; Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, Multiple effects of ocean acidification and nutrient loading to coastal marine ecosystems July 16, 2014 Wednesday, 16 July 2014 The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CSCOR is soliciting research applications under the Coastal Hypoxia Research Program in…
UMDConE July 23, 2014 RT @UMDGradSchool: Funding opportunity! @UMDConE Green Fellowship for Collaborative Research on the Environment (Deadline: Nov. 17) http://… 16 hours ago from Twitter for Websites
UMDConE July 22, 2014 Global temperature reaches record high in June following record warmth in May -- ScienceDaily http://t.co/qkxhk4jNDe 1 day ago from Twitter for Websites
UMDConE July 22, 2014 Why Do Climate Changes Lead to Conflict? Provocative New Study Leaves Questions | http://t.co/FJxwsn3EEB via @NewSecurityBeat 1 day ago from Twitter for Websites
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.
Bird Watching in the 21st Century July 17, 2014 Birdsnap—a new app developed with the help of a UMD computer scientist—can identify birds from photos, using methods borrowed from facial recognition software.
Americans Favor Making a Deal with Iran on Nuclear Program July 15, 2014 A new study finds 61% of Americans favor making a deal with Iran that would limit Iran's enrichment capacity and impose additional intrusive inspections in exchange for the lifting of some sanctions.
Eco-pottery product from water treatment sludge July 23, 2014 Sludge obtained from water treatment plants were studied as suitable materials to be used in the pottery industry to make suitable pottery products.
Vasculature of the hive: How honey bees stay cool July 23, 2014 Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain temperatures within a narrow range. New research also…