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Marine Link (Wed 22 Apr, 2015)
VOS BWTS to Be Tested on APL Containership
Staff quoted: Mario Tamburri
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NEI Treatment Systems announced that the container vessel APL England will be used for the shipboard testing phase of their VOS Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS), to begin in the early summer of 2015. The APL England is a 67.9K DWT container vessel, trading between China and multiple ports on the U.S. West Coast. The vessel utilizes a VOS system operating at 1,250 m3/hr., and was installed seven years ago. The retrofit project was completed as an in-service "riding" installation. NEI and the APL England have been participating in the USCG Shipboard Testing Evaluation Program (STEP) since 2010 with this same vessel.


Southern Maryland News (Tue 21 Apr, 2015)
Tom Miller Receives Highest Univ. Award for Public Service
Staff quoted: Tom Miller, Don Boesch, Andrew Elmore, Keith Eshleman, Patricia Glibert, Rose Jagus, Rodger Harvey, Ed Houde, Michael Kemp, Tom Malone, Margaret Palmer, Allen Place, David Secor, Diane Stoecker
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SOLOMONS, Md. -- When Professor Tom Miller first arrived at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's historic Chesapeake Biological Laboratory 20 years ago, he knew little about blue crabs. Today, he knows more than most people in Maryland and has been at the forefront in advances in blue crab management in the Chesapeake Bay. This Friday, the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents honored Dr. Miller the 2015 USM Regents' Faculty Award for Public Service, the highest honor that the Board bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement.


WAMU (NPR) - The Kojo Nnamdi Show (Tue 21 Apr, 2015)
Appalachia Laboratory Director
Staff quoted: Eric Davidson
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The Appalachian Lab at the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science may not be well known, but the lab has an important role evaluating the health of the state's air, water and soil. We speak with the lab's new director.


Science (Mon 20 Apr, 2015)
Plants may not protect us against climate change
Staff quoted: Eric Davidson
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Plants are one of the last bulwarks against climate change. They feed on carbon dioxide, growing faster and absorbing more of the greenhouse gas as humans produce it. But a new study finds that limited nutrients may keep plants from growing as fast as scientists thought, leading to more global warming than some climate models had predicted by 2100.


Agweek (Mon 20 Apr, 2015)
Farmers must balance yields, environment with fertilizer use
Staff quoted: Eric Davidson
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Nitrogen fertilizer can pose one of farmers' biggest challenges: Apply too little to crops and yields and profits can decline. Apply too much and the environment can suffer.


Cumberland Times-News (Sun 19 Apr, 2015)
Evergreen Heritage Center president recipient of Johnson Environmental Education Award
Staff quoted: Eric Davidson, Don Boesch
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FROSTBURG — Janice Keene, president of the Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation, is the recipient of the 2015 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory.


The Times - Picayune (Fri 17 Apr, 2015)
BP oil spill: 5 years later, many environmental effects remain unclear
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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The BP oil spill was gushing in late May 2010 when LSU graduate student Xuan Chen found himself on an Alabama beach collecting acrobat ants.


The Houston Chronicle (Fri 17 Apr, 2015)
5 years after spill, effects of oil on Gulf still uncertain
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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EAST GRAND TERRE ISLAND, La. - On a bright and beautiful March morning, not yet blistering for the bottom of the Louisiana boot, this isle is alive again. Shoots of green emerge beyond a thin beachhead. Brown pelicans perch on a sand spit while dolphins swim in the distance.


WAMU (NPR) - Metro Connection (Fri 17 Apr, 2015)
Maryland Startup Gobbles Greenhouse Gases With Algae
Staff quoted: Feng Chen
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Greenhouse gas emissions have proven a tough issue to address, because stopping or even slowing down the release of pollutants into the air often involves retrofitting our power plants with technology that cost lots of money.


WHO TV 13 (Wed 15 Apr, 2015)
Chesapeake Bay Scientists Talk Water Quality to Iowa Officials
Staff quoted: Dave Nemazie
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The Chesapeake Bay watershed has reached 27% of its goal for nitrogen reduction by 2025. For phosphorus: 43%. Producers in the watershed have implemented 37% of the needed practices on four million acres.


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