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News Archive

Week of October 25, 2010

News from Across the USM Campuses

Oct. 29th - Roger Bannerman,?Wisconsin DNR?- "The Role of Street Cleaning in Stormwater Management." This seminar, sponsored by the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education, 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.

University beats George Mason in carpool challenge: Officials hoped more students would have participated (By Claire Saravia, The Diamondback Online, 10/24/10)

Holland Island home's demise marks 'end of era': Holland one of bay's eroding, formerly inhabited islands (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 10/22/10) [Article quotes Court Stevenson of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

UM study sees promise, pitfalls of offshore wind (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 10/22/10) [Article cites study from the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Environmental Research]

A look at the health of the Chesapeake Bay (WEAA 88.9FM Radio - The Marc Steiner Show, 10/21/10) [Interview with Dave Nemazie of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Offshore Wind a 'Mixed Bag': University of Maryland Study: Strong Md. Potential, But Significant Hurdles To Overcome (UM Newsdesk, 10/21/10)

Staff editorial: Sustainable serving (By The Diamondback Editorial Board, 10/20/10)

Compostable containers thrown out: Dining officials say bagasse still better (By Erin Egan, The Diamondback Online, 10/19/10)

Dining Sevices answers to green gripes: Students ask for greener, more sustainable dining options (By Erin Egan, The Diamondback Online, 10/19/10)

State of Maryland News

Lessons from a Local River (Reported by Kojo Nnamdi, NPR - The Kojo Nnamdi Show, 10/21/10)

Maryland announces $2.2M shellfish aquaculture loan program (The Associated Press as reported by The Baltimore Sun, 10/21/10)

Last house falls on sinking Chesapeake island (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 10/20/10)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

New BP chief slams 'rush to judgment' on spill: Dudley blames media, rivals for creating climate of fear (By Tom Bergin, Reuters as reported by, 10/25/10)

California voters likely to keep global warming law, toss two-thirds budget passage: Prop. 23, which would suspend new emissions standards until unemployment drops, trails 48% to 32% among likely voters. Prop. 25, allowing a legislative majority to pass a budget, has 58% support (By Evan Halper, The Los Angeles Times, 10/25/10)

Tea Party climate change deniers funded by BP and other major polluters: Midterm election campaigns of Tea Party favourites DeMint and Inhofe have received over $240,000 (By Suzanne Goldenberg, The [UK] Guardian, 10/24/10)

Massive stretches of weathered oil spotted in Gulf of Mexico (By Bob Marshall, The Times-Picayune, 10/23/10)

Toxicologist now dealing with at least three autopsies in Gulf - "People who's esophaguses are dissolving.. these people have oil in their bodies" (VIDEO) (Interview of Riki Ott,, 10/23/10)

Lawsuit seeks to revive deepwater drilling ban (The Associated Press as reported by Yahoo News, 10/23/10)

$700,000 from Gates to help protect CA climate law (The Sacramento Bee as reported by Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 10/21/10)

NOAA: Warming Arctic unlikely to return to how it was (By Renee Schoof, McClatchy News, 10/21/10)

Expect an extreme winter, U.S. forecasters warn: Northwest told to expect harsh conditions; South drier, even drought in places (MSNBC staff and news service reported, 10/21/10)

Review: Chevy Volt - electrifying -- GM has succeeded in making an outside-the-box electric vehicle that's alluring almost any way you look at it, including under the hood (By Susan Carpenter, The Los Angeles Times as reported by The Baltimore Sun, 10/20/10)

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