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News Archive

Week of August 10, 2009

News from Across the USM Campuses

August 12, 2009 - UMBI Seminar Series - "Emerging technologies for protecting coastal waters from pollutants delivered through storm water runoff and flux from bedded sediments." Dr. Upal Ghosh?Unviersity of Maryland, Baltimore County, 3:00 PM in the Multipurpose Conference Room at the Center of Marine Biotechnology at UMBI. Host: COMB Et Al Association. For directions follow this link. To receive seminar notices, please contact Dr. Feng Chen. Refreshments will be provided.

UMES plans to plant 20-acre 'solar farm': Project to generate power for 4,100-student campus (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 8/8/09)

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore to develop solar farm on 20 acres (The Capital, 8/6/09)

UMES solar farm approved (By Liz Holland, 8/6/09)

Governor endorses train on UM's campus: University, state continue debating if route will run along Campus Drive (By David Hill, The Gazette, 8/6/09)

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Carves Out 20 Acres of Arid Land for 2.1 MW Solar Farm: SunEdison to Build, Finance, Operate and Maintain Solar Energy Project to Produce 3.4 Million Kilowatt Hours in Year 1 (UMES Press Release, 8/5/09)

State of Maryland News

O'Malley chooses limited tunneling for Red Line: Edmondson Avenue, Boston Street to get surface tracking for light rail (By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun, 8/5/09)

Martin O'Malley backs light rail for Purple Line in Maryland (By Sarah Krouse, The Washington Business Journal, 8/4/09)

Purple Line could be Baltimore asset (By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun, 8/4/09)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Vast expanses of Arctic ice melt in summer heat (By Charles J. Hanley, The Associated Press, 8/9/09)

Air quality poorer in Malaysia's Borneo (AFP as reported by Yahoo News, 8/9/09)

Boston Tries to Shed Longtime Reputation as Cyclists' Minefield (By Katie Zezima, The New York Times, 8/9/09)

Whole Foods Pushes Value To Overcome Pricey Image (By Caitlin McDevitt, The Washington Post, 8/9/09)

German energy giant unveils huge cost-cutting plan (AFP as reported by Yahoo News, 8/8/09)

Climate Change Seem as Threat to U.S. Security (By John M. Broder, The New York Times, 8/8/09)

Tesla Says It Is Now Profitable, Ships 109 Roadsters In July (By Erick Schonfeld, Tech Crunch, 8/7/09)

Nissan's 'Leaf' to challenge Toyota's Prius (By Mira Oberman, AFP as reported by Yahoo News, 8/6/09)

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