USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of May 4, 2009

News From Across the USM Campuses

May 7, 2009 - The Threat to Polar Bears From Global Warming - Professor Eric DeWeaver, University of Maryland, College Park. This talk gives an overview of the USGS reports, and shows how data from climate models, satellites, radio telemetry, and field studies were combined to assess the future status of polar bears. In addition, the extent to which polar bear habitat can be conserved through reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions is examined in simulations produced from climate change mitigation scenarios (Abstract). Contact: For more information, email Sumant Nigam. Event will be held in the Computer and Space Sciences (CSS) Building, Auditorium (Room 2400)?. Refreshments will be served at 3:00pm in the adjoining Atrium.

Woodland and Farm Owner Field Tour: Conservation Cost-Share Programs. On Saturday, May 9, Maryland Cooperative Extension is hosting the Woodland and Farm Owner Field Tour to educate woodland owners and farmers about forest resource management and conservation programs available from state and government agencies. For more information, contact Maryland Cooperative Extension at 410- 651-6206. Pre-register online at  Come out and see how you can benefit from these featured programs. (University of Maryland, Eastern Shore; Press Release, 5/2009)

2009 Colvin Institute Symposium - Sustainable Development: Smart, Adaptive and Green, at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Saturday, May 9, 2009, 9:00am-3:30pm?- Architecture Building Auditorium, University of Maryland, College Park. The symposium is free and open to the public. Registration is required. RSVP for the complimentary luncheon by May 4: (University of Maryland, College Park - Architecture, Planning and Preservation, News and Events, 5/5/09)

Can We Save the Environment and the Economy? UMBC will host Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.) on Monday, May 11, for a discussion asking "Can We Save the Environment and the Economy?" The discussion, sponsored by the Public Policy Graduate Student Association, will take place at 2 p.m. in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus. For more information, contact Anne Roland ( (UMBC Insights, 4/28/09)

Bay grass rebound reported: Aerial surveys show 18-percent boost since 2007 (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 4/30/09) [William Denison, Vice President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is quoted in the article]

State of Maryland News

Evaluation of Chesapeake Goals Killed: EPA Adviser, Others Squashed Review of How Realistic Cleanup Expectations Are (By David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post, 5/4/09)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

The climate clash - Our view: Framing the climate change debate as taxes versus new energy jobs overlooks the core problem of a global environmental disaster in the making (The Baltimore Sun, Op-Ed, 5/3/09)

Annapolis City Dock Gets Top Honors (WJZ-TV, 5/3/09)

Company towns feel stress: Union Bridge, New Windsor grapple with cement company's plan for 4.5-mile conveyor (By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun, 5/3/09)

National and International News

Finding Space for All in Our Crowded Seas (By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post, 5/4/09)

The PATH to Dirty Energy (By Bruce Nilles, The Washington Post, 5/3/09)

EPA Seeks Rules for Utilities' Runoff: Pollutants Scrubbed From Smokestacks Are Being Diverted Into Waterways (By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post, 5/3/09)

Envisioning the End of ‘Don't Cluck, Don't Tell' (By Peter Applebome, The New York Times, 4/29/09)

New York City-sized ice collapses off Antarctica (By Alister Doyle, Reuters, 4/28/09)

Melt from Andes to Arctic may spur U.N. climate pact (By Alister Doyle, Reuters, 4/28/09)

Clinton says U.S. no longer AWOL on climate change (CNN, 4/27/09)

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