USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of May 3, 2010

News from Across the USM Campuses

May 7th - Wounded Splendor, a multi-faceted performance from storyteller David Gonzalez. Performance is at 8:00pm, at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Inspired by the growing environmental crisis and David's life-long love of the outdoors, Wounded Splendor juxtaposes image and lyric, awe and fury, to spark a deeper contemplation of our suffering planet and our responsibility to it. David performs his poetry against a backdrop of powerful images, accompanied by an original score from pianist Daniel Kelly. For additional information, visit the web site for the Clarice Smith Center.

May 7th - ?Ms. Katherine Rinne -?Architecture Program, California College of the Arts,? "Waters of Rome." Seminar will be held on Friday at 2pm in the Technology Research Center, Room 206, on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus. The seminar, which is a part of the CUERE Seminar Series, 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.

Maryland researchers turn poplar trees into biofuel (By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun, 5/3/10) [Article quotes Gary Coleman and Ganesh Sriram of the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources]

For Earth's Sake, Energy Next (By Donald F. Boesch, The Washington Post, 4/29/10) [Dr. Donald Boesch is President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Maryland's Dining Services Goes for the Green (By Shauna Stuart, UM Newsdesk, 4/29/10)

Recycling on Campus (Towson University Go Green Program , 4/28/10)

Wind power focus of dinner talk (By Kelley L. Allen, The Easton Star Democrat, 4/28/10) [Article features Mike Roman, of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Cardin pushes for clean energy legislation: U.S. senator speaks at Stamp Student Union (By Leyla Korkut, The Diamondback Online, 4/26/10)

Volt: Test-driving the comeback car (By Matt Dernoga, The Diamondback Online, 4/26/10)

Maryland colleges make the green list (By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 4/26/10)

Alternative Energy At SU (By Andrew Koch, WMBT -TV News, 4/26/10)

State of Maryland News

Cylburn celebrates spring renewal: City nature preserve opens new visitors center, improved grounds (By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun, 5/1/10)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

Farmer, Perdue file motion to dismiss runoff suit (The Associated Press as reported by The Baltimore Sun, 5/1/10)

EPA unveils Bay enforcement database (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 4/29/10)

In Baltimore County, a recycling boom - Officials: Collecting items all together is saving money (By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun, 4/28/10)

Feds approve first offshore wind farm, buoying prospects in Maryland:

Cape Wind decision could boost wind prospects in Delaware, Maryland (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 4/28/10)

National and International News

Drilling, Disaster, Denial (By Paul Krugman, The New York Times - Op Ed, 5/2/10)

Oil, gas independents battle U.S. plan to end tax incentives (By Dave Michaels, The Dallas Morning News, 5/2/10)

Fears for crops as shock figures from America show scale of bee catastrophe: The world may be on the brink of biological disaster after news that a third of US bee colonies did not survive the winter (By Alison Benjamin, The [UK] Guardian, 5/2/10)

Solar suitcases travel to the world's powerless (By Rachel Dornhelm, National Public Radio - Weekend Edition Sunday, 5/2/10)

Tax on Oil May Help Pay for Cleanup (By Matthew L. Wald, The New York Times, 5/1/10)

Document: BP didn't plan for major oil spill (By Cain Burdeau and Holbrook Mohr, The Associated Press as reported by Yahoo News, 5/1/10)

Gulf oil spill threatens ecological devastation: Seafood industry, wetlands and wildlife at risk; cleanup tricky (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 4/30/10)

Oil Slick Nears Coast as U.S. Escalates Response (By Jared A. Favole, Yochi J. Dreazen, and Elizabeth Williamson; The Wall Street Journal; 4/30/10)

David Brooks calls for major increase in federal energy R&D investment (By Teryn Norris, Americans for Energy Leadership, 4/30/10)

Offshore Wind Farm Gets Government Go-Ahead (By Ira Flatow, National Public Radio - Science Friday, 4/30/10)

Turning scraps into garden compost (By Joan Obra, McClatchy Newspapers as reported by The Kansas City Star, 4/29/10)

Oil spill five times as large as earlier thought: Another leak has been found near the site where a drilling rig sank last week. Louisiana fishermen fear the effects on their livelihoods. (By Richard Fausset, The Los Angeles Times as reported by The Baltimore Sun, 4/29/10)

Over 100 Student Body Presidents Urge Congress to Support Energy Education (By Teryn Norris, Americans for Energy Leadership, 4/28/10)

23 Energy Policies That Could Save Americans $5 billion a Year (The Center for Climate Strategies, 4/27/10)

Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend (By Chris Baltimore and Reuters staff, Reuters, 4/27/10)

Wheel dividends: Take a cue from Europe on breaking car dependence (Derrick Z. Jackson, The Boston Globe, 4/27/10)

On climate bill, Democrats work to overcome Graham's immigration objections (By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post, 4/26/10)

Over 100,000 rally for climate and clean energy action: Washington Post downplays this amazing show of support (Climate Progress Blog, 4/26/10)

Robots Work to Stop Leak of Oil in Gulf (By Campbell Robertson and Clifford Krauss, The New York Times, 4/26/10)

A New Blog on Climate and Energy Choices (By Andrew C. Revkin, The New York Times, 4/26/10)

Michael Levi's Climate Change Blog (By Michael Levi, Council on Foreign Relations, 4/26/10)

Climate Bill negotiations in disarray (By Kate Sheppard, Mother Jones, 4/26/10)

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