USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of September 20, 2010

News from Across the USM Campuses

September 24th - Charles Towe, University of Maryland, College Park - "Testing the Effects of Land Preservation On Neighboring Development Using Propensity Score Matching." Seminar will be held on Friday at 2:00pm 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 on the UMBC campus shortly before seminar.

Deep Creek tributaries free of water quality issues, MDE says: Citizens group questions sample location, size (By Megan Miller, Cumberland Times-News, 9/19/10) [Article cites report from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Guest coulmn: Creating a student space (By Jesse Yurow, The Diamondback Online, 9/16/10)

Out of many, one: University to implement single-stream recycling next month (By Claire Saravia, The Diamondback Online, 9/16/10)

Chesapeake Bay progress uneven, study shows: Data suggest sewage upgrades working, farm runoff controls aren't (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 9/15/10) [Article quotes William Dennison of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

UMES/UME Gears Up For 2010 Small  Farm Conference (UMES Pres Release, 9/13/10)

State of Maryland News

More hospitals going local for food (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 9/16/10)

Pennsy Bay cleanup plan panned (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 9/16/10)

Constellation's renewable energy business growing: Baltimore utility helping customers be more green and save energy costs (By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun, 9/14/10)

Court blocks release of farm compliance data: UM law clinic seeking state records on Eastern Shore growers (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 9/14/10)

A new way to offset energy use and help the Bay (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 9/13/10)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Gulf oil well is dead but the pain will remain (By Harry R. Weber, The Associated Press as reported by Yahoo News, 9/20/20)

Cleaner for the Environment, Not for the Dishes (Mireya Navarro, The New York Times, 9/18/10)

Climate change falling off public radar, speakers say (By Shaun Polczer, Calgary Herald, 9/18/10)

Drilling can dig into land value (By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe, Denton Record-Chronicle, 9/18/10)

U.S. DOE provides US $20MM for Seven R&D Projects (By Think GeoEnergy, 9/16/10)

California Braces for Showdown on Emissions (By Adam Nagourney, The New York Times, 9/16/10)

Whistleblower Group Sues To Find Out Why Administration Lowballed BP Oil Spill Estimates (By Dan Froomkin, The Huffington Post Blog, 9/16/10)

Media Advisory: Arctic sea ice reaches lowest extent for 2010 (Press release, National Snow and Ice Data Center, 9/15/10)

World Bank invests record sums in coal: Last year, $3.4bn was invested in the dirtiest fossil fuel despite international commitments to cut emissions (Juliette Jowit, The [UK] Guardian, 9/15/10)

Documents show Homeland Security tracks anti-drill groups in Pennsylvania (Donald Gilliland, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News, 9/15/10)

Utah Approves First Tar Sands Mine in US (By Juliana Williams, It's Getting Hot In Here: Dispatches From the Youth Climate Movement, 9/14/10)

Arctic Warms, Sea Ice Shrinks, Extinction Risk Grows (Environment News Service, 9/14/10)

Clean Air Act at 40 - breathing easier, but battles loom (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 9/14/10)

Reid Promises Vote On Blocking EPA From Addressing Climate Change (By Ryan Grim, The Huffington Post, 9/14/10)

U.S. Chamber, energy trade groups urge spending panels to block EPA climate rules (By Ben Geman, The Hill - Energy and Environment Blog, 9/14/10)

Utah Oil Sands: Canada's Infamous Tar Sands Extraction Coming To U.S. (By Travis Walter Donovan, The Huffington Post Blog, 9/14/10)

Scientists Discover Thick Layer of Oil Stretching for Miles on Gulf Sea Floor (By Marian Wang, Pro Publica Blog, 9/13/10)

County cites farmer for too many vegetables (By Alexis Stevens, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 9/13/10)

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