Brian Shedd, a geologist with the Baltimore District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, uses a scale model of an aquifer to test the flow of contaminants through soil and groundwater. (Timothy B. Wheeler)

To aid cleanup efforts, study looks at how toxic PFAS move through soil

Found in everything from plastic to fire-fighting foam, complex chemicals linked to multiple health risks By: Timothy Wheeler, Brian

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Researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Lab and the Maryland Institute College of Art are partnering on a project to create artificial oyster shells. More shells are needed to restore oyster reefs across the Chesapeake Bay, they say. (David Harp)

Can bacteria help restore the Chesapeake Bay’s oysters?

Researchers developing ‘biocement’ to provide hard strata for oysters to grow on By: Jeremy Cox, Ryan Hoover teaches sculpture

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Although initially mistaken for Petrolisthes tonsorius in the 1970s, the uncommon colors and atypical habitat of Petrolisthes virgilius led the scientists to corroborate through genetic analyses that it was a new species. Credit: Alexandra Hiller and Bernd Werding

Two New Porcelain Crab Species Discovered

News Release, Smithsonian Institutes Two new porcelain crab species have been described in the ZooKeys journal by scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical

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