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Geology

Potomac River

UMD Geologist Helps Create Fresh Approach to Tracking Saltwater Contamination

Project to Monitor Tidal Rivers Near the Ocean to Protect Drinking Supplies

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moon

The Shrinking of the Moon Is Making It Harder to Find Artemis Landing Site

UMD Geologist Among Researchers IDing Regions Prone to Landslides, Moonquakes on Lunar South Pole

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People in reflective vests outside of a church

A History Hidden From View

Geology Students Search for Early Gravesite of Historic African American Church

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White clouds of pollution come out from smokestacks

UMD Scientists ‘Fingerprint’ Methane to Track a Climate Change Culprit

Emissions of the Potent Greenhouse Gas Have Spiked Since 2007—but Why Is Unclear

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salt crystals on a road

Humans Are Disrupting Natural ‘Salt Cycle’ on Global Scale, New Study Shows

UMD Geologist Leads Research Finding That Influx of Salt in Streams, Rivers Poses ‘Existential Threat’

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Potomac River

Climate Change Is Hurting River Water Quality, New Study Shows

UMD Researcher Who Contributed to Paper Has Seen Local Waterways’ Decline Firsthand

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Histopathology of ferruginous body

UMD-led Study Sheds Light on How Incurable Form of Cancer Develops

Size and Shape of Contaminant Particles Play a Role in Immune Response, Mesothelioma Development

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view of hurricane from space with red play button

Rising to a Grand Challenge: Climate-Related Disasters, Farming Crises

Institutional Grant Team Works to Provide Early Warning in Maryland, Beyond

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Mars glacier

Geology Ph.D. Student Helps Discover Remains of a Martian Glacier

Hints of Water Ice Near Surface Helps Explain How Planet Was—and Still Might Be—Habitable

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Oil rig in a small dray canyon in North Dakota

Major North American Oil Source Yields Clues to One of Earth’s Deadliest Mass Extinctions

UMD Geologists Studying Shale Formation Discovered How Rising Seas Created a ‘Kill Mechanism’ 350 Million Years Ago

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ice rift

Research at the Frozen End of the Earth

On Coast of Antarctica, Geology Team Investigates Ins and Outs of World’s Largest Ice Shelf

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Enceladus

UMD-led Team’s Laser Device Can Help Detect Signs of Life on Other Planets

Miniature Analyzer May Revolutionize Astrobiology Discoveries

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