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UMD to Lead Effort to Bolster U.S. Agriculture With Satellite Data

$15M NASA Partnership Establishes Consortium to Improve Food Security, Diversity in Earth Observation Industry

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$95M NASA Cooperative Agreement to Support Research Center Focused on Global Sustainability

Funding Allows UMD to Expand Collaboration With Space Agency, Broader Research Community

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UMD Co-leads $750K NSF, Amazon Project to Tackle AI Bias in Mapping

System Could Enable Fairer, Safer Decisions on Resource Distribution

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Listening to ‘Animal Orchestras’ May Help Save the Amazon

UMD Researchers Use Soundscapes to Monitor Biodiversity in the World’s Largest Rainforest and What May Be Putting It at Risk

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Structural Racism Drives Higher COVID-19 Death Rates in Louisiana, UMD Study Finds

Black Families More Likely to Face ‘Stressors’ That Increased Vulnerability to Disease

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Russian Attack on Ukraine Also Targeted Global Food Supply

UMD Experts Predict That Poorer Nations Will Suffer Most as Chaos Grips Agriculture in Black Sea Region

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Aging Society Creates Challenge for Cutting Carbon Emissions, Study Including UMD Researcher Finds

Older Adults Have Outsize Environmental Impact—Not Necessarily by Choice

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Pivoting to a New Pandemic Pain Point

Alum’s Vaccine Hunter Group Now Finds COVID-19 Tests

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Global COVID-19 Survey by UMD, Facebook Earns Likes

Survey Launched at Pandemic’s Onset Proves It Can Function as Early Warning System for Changes in Outbreaks

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Joe Biden speaking at a podium, with other world leaders seated next to him, in front of a blue screen with the words United Nations Climate Change

5 Key Takeaways From COP26

Participating UMD Researchers, Staff Share Hopes, Concerns as UN Climate Conference Wraps Up

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$12.75M Bezos-funded Grant to Support Geography Researchers’ New Approach to Global Mapping

Project With World Resources Institute Will Cut Through Data Clutter to Protect the Earth

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Conservation Crime Fighter

Geographical Sciences Researcher Shapes New Way to Understand Offenses Against the Earth

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