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Sentinels in the Sky: Observing rising waters from a birds-eye view

Taryn Sudol • November 26, 2019

Some call it high tide flooding, others refer to it as sunny day flooding, while still others call it “king tide.” But no matter the name, we’ve seen the impacts of rising waters, which led to a recent flight where scientists and a journalist took to the air to document the water on the ground for the

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Battling Hydrilla: Maryland’s complicated relationship with an invasive species

Rona Kobell • November 13, 2019

When we think of invasive species, we think of exotic invaders that have found their way to our shores and disrupted our ecosystems in short order. Zebra mussels in the Great Lakes fouling discharge pipes. Nutria in the Chesapeake Bay munching their way through protective marshes. The European green crab eating its way up the food web on the Maine coast.

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Paradise Unpaved: Adkins Arboretum’s Parking Lot Becomes an Extension of its Gardens

Rona Kobell • November 5, 2019

For about a decade, Ginna Tiernan would look out over the parking lot at Adkins Arboretum and think about what could be.

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Aquaculture’s Blue Revolution Runs Through the Land

Rona Kobell • October 25, 2019

For Yonathan Zohar, the path to a blue revolution is not only near the sea. It’s in northern Wisconsin, where Superior Fresh and researchers with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point raise salmon in a land-based, snow-covered greenhouse far from the ocean.

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Annual Report Highlights Successes and Priorities

Rona Kobell • October 11, 2019

Last year was a busy one for our program. Our Extension team continued their efforts to help Eastern Shore communities remain resilient in the face of rising water levels, ensure seafood is processed safely, and assist oyster growers in securing business loans.

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