For years, whenever anyone asked Bryan Butler, a scientist with the University of Maryland’s School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, why the school wasn’t doing work with hops, one of the elemental ingredients for brewing beer, he would give the same short, simple answer: “You can’t grow hops in Maryland.”
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Move-out at Maryland doesn’t have to mean throw out—not even when the car is too full to fit a vacuum cleaner.
Something strange is happening with a now-banned chemical that eats away at Earth’s protective ozone layer: Scientists say there’s more of it — not less — going into the atmosphere and they don’t know where it is coming from.
The county started composting food scraps in 2013. The University of Maryland — which prepares some 30,000 meals a day for its 9,000 on-campus students — was one of the first customers.
Mechanical engineering students presented sustainable solutions to problems and more on May 8 at the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Spring 2018 Design Day, a semesterly event that highlights the innovative design strategies and product development of seniors in ENME 472: Integrated Product and Process Development.
In the Environment, Technology and Economy (ETE) Scholars program, the second-semester colloquium is largely devoted to the “Connections” Project. Teams of four to six students propose an idea to enhance sustainability on campus or in the community. They research an idea, propose how best to achieve it and implement one aspect of the proposal by the end of the semester.
UMD researchers from the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences will collaborate with NASA to launch a Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation instrument (GEDI) to study forest changes on Earth.
This year’s spring commencement will feature an address from former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Al Gore.
The Maryland Day visitors who ventured past the Xfinity Center, away from the chaos of main campus funnel cakes and fire trucks, toured an educational open house of a modernly designed sustainable home.
Last year, students designed an e-mountain bike that scaled the Xfinity Center stairs with ease.
The 4th Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH) 2018 Environmental Justice and Health Disparities Symposium will convene numerous regional legislators, nonprofit organizations, and researchers for an in-depth examination of environmental justice and health disparities issues affecting our region.
University of Maryland engineers will lead a new Department of Energy (DOE) research project aimed at lowering the cost of solar energy systems by advancing the technology of microinverters -- devices that convert the direct current (DC) electricity generated by solar cells into the alternating current (AC) electricity used in homes and on the electrical grid.