USM National Green Campus
Week of November 1, 2010
News from Across the USM Campuses
Nov. 4th - The University of Baltimore School of Law's fourth annual symposium, "The Bay in Crisis: Saving the Chesapeake Bay" will seek to answer questions about the bay's use as an energy source by both traditional and alternative energy producers. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 4 beginning at 10 a.m. in the School of Law, 1415 Maryland Ave. Admittance is free and open to the public, but advance registration is strongly suggested as seating is limited. Location, directions and parking information can be found on the School of Law's website. For more information, contact the Office of External Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.837.5648.
Nov. 4th - Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez. This film, sponsored by Campus Sustainability, will be held from 4pm-6pm, 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1, on the University of Maryland, College Park campus.
Halliburton admits skipping test on Gulf well cement: Commission finds BP, partners knew formulation was unstable (By msnbc.com staff and news service reports, MSNBC.com, updated 10/29/10) [Dr. Donald F. Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is a member of President Obama's Gulf oil spill commission]
Competing to conserve: North Campus dorms, fraternities and sororities try to save energy, water (By Claire Saravia, The Diamondback Online, 10/29/10)
Regents OK $70M in new energy deals for UMBC, Bowie, Towson: Regents OK $70M in new energy deals for UMBC, Bowie, Towson (By Emily Mullin, Baltimore Business Journal, 10/28/10)
Even the Nanticoke, Bay's healthiest river, has issues (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 10/27/10) [Article cites report by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]
Federal report faults farmers' Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts: Despite progress, most croplands need more pollution controls (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 10/26/10)
Did Gulf Spill Boost "Dead Zone"? (National Geographic - Daily News - Video, 10/25/10) [Video features James Pierson and Michael Roman of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]
Green Giants: Meet the seven winners of the first Bethesda Magazine Green Giants Awards (By Liz Skinner, Bethesda Magazine, November/December 2010 issue) [The Universities at Shady Grove campus is featured as a Green Giant award winner]
State of Maryland News
Is electricity shopping bad use of your precious time? (By Jay Hancock, The Baltimore Sun - Jay Hancock's Blog, 10/29/10)
Constellation has 3Q loss of $1.4 billion: Loss primarily due to lower value of nuclear power business (By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun, 10/29/10)