USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of November 30, 2009

News from Across the USM Campuses                                            

Dec. 4th (Friday) - Dr. Elena Irwin, Ohio State University, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics "Spatial Dynamics and Economic Models of Land Use Change." Sponsored by University of Maryland, Baltimore County's Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE) office. Seminar will be held on Friday at 2:00pm in the Technology Research Center, Room 206, on the UMBC 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, on the UMBC campus shortly before the seminar. For more information, contact the CUERE office at 410-455-1763.

Bay 'dead zone' still bad in '09: But scientists have new knowledge of how it works (By Pamela Wood, The Capital, 11/27/09) [Article quotes Bill Dennison of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

The Rise and Fall of Maryland Oysters (Maryland Morning - WYPR - National Public Radio, 11/25/09) [Story features Jack Greer of the University of Maryland Sea Grant College]

River bacteria may reflect climate changes (United Press International, 11/25/09) [Article quotes Byron Crump of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Planet Peril: A purposeful distraction (By Donald F. Boesch, The Washington Post, 11/24/09) [Dr. Donald F. Boesch is the President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

State of Maryland News

Annapolis expectations: Electricity regulation, economic woes are sure to crop up again in 2010 session (By Gabriel J. Michael, The Baltimore Sun - Commentary, 11/25/09)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

Getting Green Over Thanksgiving (By Time Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 11/25/09)

Getting ready for Thanksgiving - by the bushel: Farmers at stands under the JFX say the Sunday before Thanksgiving is their busiest (By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun, 11/23/09)

National and International News

Climate Change Bill Faces Delays In Senate (By David Welna, National Public Radio, 11/29/09)

Activists, Union Fight For Cleaner Trucks In Newark (By Nancy Solomon, National Public Radio, 11/27/09)

Climate Change Is Victim Of 'Tragedy Of The Commons' (By David Kestenbaum, National Public Radio, 11/27/09)

China Joins U.S. in Pledge of Hard Targets on Emissions (By Edward Wong and Keith Bradsher, The New York Times, 11/26/09)

Energy Push Spurs Shift in U.S. Science  (By Gautam Naik, The Wall Street Journal. 11/25/09)

Obama to Go to Copenhagen With Emissions Target (By John M. Broder, The New York Times, 11/25/09)

Climate change help for the poor 'has not materialised': Large sums promised to developing countries to help them tackle climate change cannot be accounted for, a BBC investigation has found. (BBC News, 11/25/09)

Flood-ravaged areas braced for more rain (By Alan O'Keeffe and Barry Duggan, The [UK] Herald, 11/24/09)

Icebergs Head from Antarctica to New Zealand (By Ray Lilley, The Associated Press as reported by USA Today, 11/24/09)

US will announce target for cutting carbon emissions (By Richard Black, BBC News, 11/24/09)

Slow Food in Lebanon (Reported by Aaron Schachter, Public Radio International - The World, 11/23/09)

The ultimate crop rotation: Lured by a new business model, wealthy nations flock to farmland in Ethiopia, locking in food supplies grown half a world away (By Stephanie McCrummen, The Washington Post, 11/23/09)

UN says greenhouse gases in atmosphere continue to increase, reached record high in 2008 (By Eliane Engeler, The Associated Press as reported in The Baltimore Sun, 11/23/09)

Sea level rise could cost port cities $28 trillion  (By Peter Wilkinson, CNN Tech, 11/23/09)

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