Scientists are accustomed to measuring the Chesapeake Bay’s nutrient levels to help develop cleanup strategies. But how to measure and mitigate environmental injustices? A collaboration between the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences graduate program and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science worked with students to develop social indicators that complement the ecological ones that inform the annual Chesapeake Bay & Watershed Report Card. Here, we show readers how that effort succeeded and where the students and the instructors see possible improvements.
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