USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of January 5, 2009

News From Across the USM Campuses

The 2009 RecycleMania competition will be held January 18 - March 28, 2009 (Towson University "Go-Green" announcement, January 2009)

Report sounds alert on bay, crabs: Pollution, overfishing leave crustacean 'fighting for survival,' environmentalist says (By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun, 12/30/08) [Article quotes Dr. Donald Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

State of Maryland News

The Disgrace in a Dying Bay (The Washington Post, Letters to the Editor, 1/4/09)

A chance to stimulate greener transit system (The Baltimore Sun, Sun Editorial, 1/4/09)

Group to file lawsuit to clean up bay next week (From The Associated Press as reported in The Baltimore Sun, 1/3/09)

EPA Called A 'Negative Factor' in Bay Cleanup (By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post, 12/30/08)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Obama may act faster on carbon dioxide emissions (By Jim Tankersley, The Baltimore Sun, 1/4/09)

Oregon looks at taxing mileage instead of gasoline (By Ryan Kost, Yahoo News, 1/3/09)

Tennessee sludge contains elevated levels of arsenic (By Jim Kavanagh,, 1/3/09)

A New Year's resolution -- Our view: The consequences of global climate change are too great to afford delay - the incoming president should move quickly for clean energy and carbon reforms (The Baltimore Sun, Sun Editorials, 1/2/09)

The big melt: 2 trillion tons of ice since 2003 (By John M. Broder, The New York Times, 1/2/09)

Climate scientists: it's time for 'Plan B': Poll of international experts by The Independent reveals consensus that CO2 cuts have failed - and their growing support for technological intervention (By Steve Connor, and Chris Green, The [UK] Independent, 1/2/09)

Report: Toyota developing solar powered green car (By Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press, 1/1/09)

A Surge in Bicyclists Appears to Be Waiting (By Jan Ellen Spiegel, The New York Times, 12/31/08)

Revealed: The cement that eats carbon dioxide (By Alok Jha, The [UK] Guardian, 12/31/08)

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