USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of November 2, 2009

News from Across the USM Campuses

11/6/09 –Dr. Ross Hinkle– University of Central Florida, Department of Biology "Assessing Carbon Dioxide Flux Dynamics in Orlando, Florida A RapidlyGrowing Urban Ecosystem." Seminar will be held on Friday at 2pm in the Technology Research Center, Room 206, on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus, 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 shortly before the seminar.

11/2/09  -  "Global Climate Change: Science, Polity, and Authority," Naomi Oreskes, Provost, Sixth College, University of California, San Diego , 4 p.m.  AOK Library 7th Floor, University of Maryland Baltimore County campus.  

Planet Panel - Discussion: Are nuclear power projections realistic? (Panel authors include Rick Edmund, Nigel Sheinwald, Donald F. Boesch and David Hone; The Washington Post; 10/29/09) [Discussion includes an article entitled "Not for avoiding dangerous climate change" by Dr. Donald F. Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Hybrid maker to buy GM site: California startup to reopen Del. plant that employed hundreds from Maryland (By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun, 10/28/09)

University of Maryland Proves It Is Easy Being Green (By Laura Gurfein, Southern Maryland Online, 10/27/09)

Welcome to the New University of Maryland, College Park Campus Sustainability Web Site (University of Maryland, College Park Office of Sustainability, Fall 2009)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

State of Maryland News

Couple builds super energy-efficient house with average monthly utility bill of $73 (By Mark St. John Erickson, The Baltimore Sun, 10/29/09)

Coastal communities need to do more to protect shorelines from climate change, study says: Maryland praised for dealing with issue (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 10/28/09)

O'Malley's deal has big pricetag for Constellation (By Jay Hancock, The Baltimore Sun, 10/26/09)

National and International News

The Green General: Sanders on energy (By Nicole Gaudiano, The Burlington Free-Press, 11/1/09)

Final round for UN climate talks (By Richard Black, The British Broadcasting Corporation - Earth Watch Blog, 11/1/09)

Insurers warn of the chill blast of climate change in new report: The cost of insurance will soar across Britain unless urgent measures are taken to halt the rise in global temperatures, industry experts will warn this week. (By Jamie Dunkley, The [UK] Telegraph, 10/31/09)

A Bid to Cut Emissions Looks Away From Coal (By Matthew L. Wald, The New York Times, 10/31/09)

Everybody in the Pool of Green Innovation (By Mary Tripsas, The New York, 10/31/09)

Thirsty Plant Dries Out Yemen (By Robert F. Worth, The New York Times, 10/31/09)

China to supply turbines and funding for $1.5bn Texas wind farm: 600MW utility-scale wind farm to be among the largest in the US (By Yvonne Chan, BusinessGreen, 10/30/09)

French Ideal of Bicycle-Sharing Meets Reality (By Steven Erlanger and Maia De La Baume, The New York Times, 10/30/09)

Senate Climate Markup Set for Tuesday but Will Any Republicans Show? (By Darren Samuelson, The New York Times, 10/30/09)

Copenhagen Countdown: 38 Days (By Richard Black, The British Broadcasting Corporation - Earth Watch Blog, 10/30/09)

White House Garden reaps fall harvest for soup kitchen (By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press as reported in The Baltimore Sun, 10/29/09)

$50 million in federal funds may go to bay cleanup (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 10/29/09)

Ohio Universities focused on Advanced Energy (By JoAnne Viviano, The Boston Globe, 10/28/09)

Economics of climate change in forefront: Senate panel takes up bill, setting stage for fight over estimates (By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post, 10/28/09)

Obama announces $3.4 billion in grants for smart grid (By Steve Holland, Reuters as reported on Yahoo News, 10/27/09)

Statisticians reject global cooling (By Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press as reported by Yahoo News, 10/26/09)

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