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Who Runs the (Hatchery) World? Increasingly, women are behind the microscope and in charge of the tanks

Rona Kobell • January 28, 2020

This post is the first in a series highlighting the work women are doing in regional oyster hatcheries.

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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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