USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of August 30, 2010

News from Across the USM Campuses

Knight Hall Certified as First University-Owned "LEED Gold" Green Building at University of Maryland College Park (By Development, Deadline - News from the Merrill College, 8/27/10)

University of Baltimore breaks ground on law center: 190,000-square-foot building will include environmentally friendly components (By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun, 8/26/10)

University of Baltimore to begin work on $107M law building (By Emily Mullin, Baltimore Business Journal, 8/25/10)

Mtech Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility to Double in Staff and Size, Expand to Shady Grove, Create Pilot Plant for Biofuels in College Park (Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute as reported by The Sun Herald, 8/25/10)

Oil-Gobbling Bug Discovery Raises Gulf Hopes - For Now (By Brandon Keim, Wired Magazine, 8/24/10) [Article quotes Carys Mitchelmore of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

State of Maryland News

"Green" racing coming to B'more? (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 8/27/10)

Picture this: Photogs RAVE on the Bay (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 8/26/10)

Midday with Dan Rodricks (Hosted by Dan Rodricks, NPR - Midday, 8/25/10) [Scroll down linked page for the shows for the week of August 23 - August 27 for the podcast on growth and sustainability]   

Circulator gains riders, struggles to run on time: Popularity exceeds predictions, but the wait is a problem (By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun, 8/25/10)

Military urged to boost bay cleanup efforts: Funding, though, remains 'a work in progress' (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 8/25/10)

Back River cleanup yields 2,000 tires, 170 tons of debris: Volunteers, minimum-wage college students worked through the summer (By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun, 8/24/10)

National and International News

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

Environmental groups face their future in climate-change debate (By David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post, 8/29/10)

The greening of aviation: Reducing air and noise pollution from jetliners (By The Partnership for Public Service and The Washington Post, 8/29/10)

UN: Flooding has displaced 1 million more in Pakistan (By CNN Wire Staff, 8/27/10)

Pakistan Flood Sets Back Years of Gains on Infrastructure (B y Carlotta Gall, The New York Times, 8/26/10)

Iowa Town Is Tense as U.S. Ties Farm to Salmonella (By Monica Davey, The New York Times, 8/26/10)

Acrimony Behind the Scenes of Gulf Oil Spill (By Clifford Krauss, Henry Fountain and John M. Broder, The New York Times, 8/26/10)

Obama Stance on Climate Suit Stuns Allies (By Stephen Power, The Wall Street Journal - Washington Wire, 8/26/10)

Plastic-bag backers donate to California lawmakers ahead of bill's vote (By Susan Ferriss, The Sacramento Bee, 8/26/10)

Study: Upper layer of atmosphere shrinking (By Randolph E. Schmid, The Associated Press as reported by, 8/26/10)

Obama Admin Urges Supreme Court to Vacate Greenhouse Gas 'Nuisance' Ruling (By Gabriel Nelson, Greenwire as reported by The New York Times, 8/25/10)

Gulf Oil Spill: Rick Steiner Got BP Disaster Right From The Beginning, Warns Crisis Is Far From Over (By Dan Froomkin, The Huffington Post Blog, 8/25/10)

BP was warned of gas danger, contractor says: He incriminates engineers, including one who refuses to testify at presidential inquiry (By staff and news service reports, 8/24/10)

Grand Canyon's future at 'grave risk,' report says (By Shaun McKinnon, The Arizona Republic, 8/24/10)

Obama Administration Defends Its Gulf Oil Spill Response (By Andrew Restuccia, The Washington Independent, 8/23/10)

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