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News Archive

Week of April 13, 2009

News From Across the USM Campuses

Ecofest! Friday, April 24th. Ecofest is the annual Earth Day celebration organized by UMBC Students for Environmental Awareness. Events held at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Volunteer opportunities available for Ecofest.

 April 20 - 24, 2009 - Earth Week Activities - Frostburg State University. Events will focus on environmental stewardship, taking action, and celebrating and serving the Earth. All events are free and most are open to the public.  Frostburg State University.

April 18, 2009 - Celebrate Earth Day, Enjoy, Respect and Protect - 10:00am - 3:00pm, sponsored by the University of Baltimore. Join the Aquarium in a party for Our Ocean Planet, honoring the new dolphin show and celebrating Earth's watery world. Explore what you can do to enjoy, protect and respect our blue planet-starting with your own backyard. Event is at the National Aquarium, 501 E. Pratt Street in Baltimore. Price: Adults- $29.95, Seniors- $28.95, Children- $19.95. For more information, the National Aquarium in Baltimore can be reached at 410-576-3800 (daily 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or at

April 17, 2009 Josh Foster Center for Clean Air Policy, Washington, DC  "Center for Clean Air Policy: Urban Leaders Adaptation Initiative." This seminar will be held at 2 PM in the Technology Research Center, Room 206, on the campus of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Visitor parking passes for the TRC lot may be purchased for $4.00 in the CUERE office in TRC 102/105, on the UMBC campus shortly before the seminar.

April 15, 2009 at 6:30 in the Architecture Building Auditorium - Lecture: "Sustainability, Materiality, and Architecture." The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation along with Emerging Green Builders are hosting Blaine Brownell of Transstudio to discuss "Sustainability, Materiality, and Architecture". This event is free and open to the public. AIA CES credit is available. Unless otherwise noted, lectures are held in the Architecture Building Auditorium. Click here for directions.

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

Sustainability at Salisbury University - Sustainability Facts (April 2009)

"Earth to College Park" (April 1-30, 2009) - Please join us this April in celebrating Earth Month! All month long, various departments and student groups will be hosting events on and around campus promoting green ideas and practices. University of Maryland, College Park.

April Clarice Smith Center Events Explore "Living in Our Landscape" - Environment-themed performances and discussions celebrate Earth Day 2009. Events are held at The Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts, on the campus of University of Maryland, College Park. For more information about scheduled events, contact Laura Mertens, Communications Coordinator ?Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, at or at (301) 405-8151.

International Climate Change Researchers Meet [at University of Maryland, College Park], Review Latest Findings (UM Newsdesk - Science and Technology, 4/8/09)

Patuxent watershed health gets D-: Chesapeake Bay watershed improved over last year (By Erica Mitrano, Recorder, 4/8/09) [Report by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Asian oysters rejected for Chesapeake Bay (By Lindsay Perma, The Washington Examiner, 4/7/09) [President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Dr. Donald Boesch, is quoted in the article]

Development muddies paradise on Patuxent River: River slightly healthier, but researchers warn against optimism (By Greg Holzheimer, The Gazette, 4/7/09)

State of Maryland News

Incentives to save energy are many: Federal, state programs urge going green (By Jay Hancock, The Baltimore Sun, 4/8/09)

EPA adds Fort Detrick dump site to Superfund list (By David Dishneau, The Associated Press as reported in The Baltimore Sun, 4/8/09)

Corps Rejects Asian Oysters for Chesapeake Bay (, 4/8/09)

 University of Maryland demonstrates national leadership, vision for campus sustainability (Utility Products Press Release, 4/3/09)

 National and International News

Earth Day 2009: The Green Generation. Earth Day 2009, April 22, will mark the beginning of The Green Generation CampaignTM which will also be the focus of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2010.

In Boost for Detroit, Obama to Buy Fuel-Efficient Fleet for Uncle Sam (By Kendra Marr, The Washington Post, 4/10/09)

Obama, Who Vowed Rapid Action on Climate Change, Turns More Cautious (John M. Broder, The New York Times, 4/10/09)

EPA Is Reconsidering Dry Cleaners' Use of Cancer-Causing Chemical (By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post, 4/8/09)

Show Us the Ball (By Thomas Friedman, New York Time Op-Ed, 4/7/09)

Oil Giants Loath to Follow Obama's Green Lead (By Jad Mouawad, The New York Times, 4/7/09)

Belgium: Green-Car Loan Fund (By Reuters as reported in The New York Times, 4/7/09)

An Environmental Brain Drain to D.C. (By Kate Galbraith, The New York Times - Green, Inc., 4/7/09)




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