USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of January 26, 2009

News From Across the USM Campuses

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State of Maryland News

Construction companies offers green to make green (By Aaron Cahall, The Examiner, 1/26/09)

Groups sue to force Md. to set new emissions standard for Baltimore trash incinerator
Environmental activists also threaten lawsuit against power plant in Prince George's

(By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 1/23/09)

O'Malley to push bill to reduce state's production of climate-warming pollution
(By Timothy Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 1/23/09)

Bay fund facing deficit; flush tax hike an option (By Larry Lazarick, The Examiner, 1/23/09)

Revenue falls, but recycling rises: Despite substantially lower payouts, local governments still expanding programs (By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun, 1/19/09)

National and International News

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

Greenhouse Gases on the Agenda: Obama administration plans to set limits and charge fees; critics fear that his measures could strangle the struggling economy (By Jim Tankersley, The Baltimore Sun, 1/25/09)

Obama to Direct Shift in Emissions Regulations (By John M. Broder and Peter Baker, The New York Times, 1/25/09)

Colleges turn french fry oil into fuel (The Associated Press as reported in The Baltimore Sun, 1/22/09)

Antarctica Is Warming: Climate Picture Clears Up: New compilation of Antarctic temperatures how that whole continent is warming, not cooling as previously thought (By Andrea Thompson, US News and World Report, 1/21/09)

Gore, environmentalists optimistic about Obama's environmental policies (By Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press as reported in The Baltimore Sun, 1/20/09)

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