USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of June 15, 2009

News From Across the USM Campuses

University of Maryland, College Park Construction projects remain on schedule (By Kara Estelle, The [UMCP] Diamondback On-line, 6/11/09) [UMCP Commons Building - Planning to apply for LEED Silver Certification]

Community takes measures to reduce pollutants in northeast branch of Anacostia River: Stormwater management tools put in place in Edmonston (By Rachael DeNale, The Gazette, 6/11/09) [Article cites the work of UMCP]

Guest Column: Green Lining (By Ivan Dario Valencia, The [UMCP] Diamondback On-line, 6/11/09)

Coastal bays get C+ for health from researchers (By James Fisher, DelMarVaNow On-line, 6/11/09) [Article cites report by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Cardin seeks federal aid for Southern Maryland: Military, higher education requests top wish list (By Alan Brody,, 6/10/09) [Article references funding for environmental projects]

Environmentalists Release Report Card on Coastal Bays (WBOC News TV-16, 6/10/09) [Report quotes Bill Dennison of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

In Bloom: Everything you ever wanted to know about the algae causing the Inner Harbor stench (By Chris Landers, The City Paper, 6/10/09) [Article quotes Pat Gilbert, of the UMCES Horn Point Laboratory and Allen Place, of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute]

Water hazard - Our view: Worcester County's choice to ax planning and permitting jobs suggests the lackluster grade given coastal bays' health is only a start (Op Ed, The Baltimore Sun, 6/9/09) [Op-ed cites report by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Coastal bays are degrading: String of fragile lagoons west of Ocean City given a C-plus in first report card (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 6/9/09) [Article cites Bill Dennison of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Student Profile - Vicky Stafford  - Environmental Analysis and Planning (Frostburg State University, Undergraduate Admissions, May/June 2009)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

State of Maryland News

Builders protest higher erosion-control fees: Howard soil conservation agency seeks more for state-mandated reviews (By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun, 6/14/09)

Community gets Maryland's first LEED gold rating (By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun, 6/9/09)

152,000 trees planted; goal of 1 million by 2011 (By The Associated Press as reported in The Baltimore Sun, 6/9/09)

Early Lesson in Eco-Activism Comes From Economics Book: Kids Seek Reusable Trays; Officials Cite Cost (By Daniel de Vise, The Washington Post, 6/9/09)

National and International News

Getting Up to Speed (By John Gertner, The New York Times Magazine - Infrastructure issue, 6/14/09) [Several articles regarding U.S. infrastructure and sustainability-related issues]

White Rooftops May Help Slow Warming: Energy Secretary Pitches Low-Tech Idea to Reflect Solar Energy Back Into Space (By David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post, 6/14/09)

Abrupt Global Warming Could Shift Monsoon Patterns, Hurt Agriculture (From Science Daily, 6/14/09)

Green Jobs Grow: 770,000 Americans Already Have One (By Alexis Madrigal, Wired Science, 6/10/09)

Make me Greener, Please (By Mireya Navarro, The New York Times, 6/10/09)

Reviving American chestnuts may mitigate climate change (By Brian Wallheimer, Purdue University News Service, 6/10/09)

A Farmer, His 'Tribe' And The Web That Brings Them Together (By Krishnadev Calamur, NPR - All Tech Considered, 6/10/09)

Report blames petroleum industry for 25% of toxic pollutants (By AFP as reported on Yahoo News, 6/10/09)

San Francisco OKs toughest recycling law in U.S. (By John Cote, The San Francisco Chronicle, 6/10/09)

US wind farms face lack of fuel (By Suzanne Goldberg, The [UK] Guardian, 6/10/09)

Congress abandoning Obama clean energy goals (By H. Josef Herbet, By The Associated Press as reported in the San Francisco Chronicle, 6/10/09)

East Coast May Feel Rise in Sea Levels the Most (By David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post, 6/8/09)

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