USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of July 26, 2010

News from Across the USM Campuses

Emmylou and the EPA Take on Big Coal: Tough new standards may save Appalachia's mountaintops. (By Peter White, In These Times, 7/23/10) [Article quotes Margaret Palmer of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Gulf of Mexico becomes an accidental laboratory (By Sujada Gupta, Peter Adlhous, Debora MacKenzie; New Scientist, 7/21/10) [Article quotes Michael Roman of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory]

Pollution's Effects On Bay's Food Chain To Be Studied: Researched Funded By $100,000 Federal Grant (WBAL-TV, 7/19/10) [Article quotes Feng Chen of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

State of Maryland News

Record heat expected Saturday: Three more heat-related deaths confirmed (By Kate Smith and Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun, 7/23/10)

Sparrows Point cleanup begins: Steel mill owner launches "interim" efforts to extract, neutralize toxic wastes in groundwater, larger cleanup still in dispute (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 7/22/10)

NewBike Path : Making an old city more bike friendly: One small step to a greener city (The Baltimore Sun, Our View - Op Ed, 7/19/10)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Evacuation called off, ships return to leaky oil well as tropical rainstorm weakens over Gulf  (By Robert Barr, The Associated Press as reported by The Baltimore Sun, 7/26/10)

Who Cooked the Planet? (By Paul Krugman, The New York Times - Op Ed, 7/25/10)

Four Ways to Kill a Climate Bill (By Lee Wasserman, The New York Times - Op Ed, 7/25/10)

Modern cargo ships slow to the speed of the sailing clippers: Container ships are taking longer to cross the oceans than the Cutty Sark did as owners adopt 'super-slow steaming' to cut back on fuel consumption (By John Vidal, The [UK] Guardian, 7/25/10)

Chavez warns of US oil cutoff in Colombia dispute (By Ian James, The Associated Press as reported by MSNBC News, 7/25/10)

U.S. farmers may face crackdown on pesticide use (By Les Blumenthal, McClatchy Newspapers, 7/25/10)

We're Gonna Be Sorry (By Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times - Op Ed, 7/24/10)

Feinberg says BP hasn't put money in escrow account yet (By Dan Murtaugh, The Press-Register, 7/24/10)

Boulder stumbles on the path to going green (By Paul Adams, BBC News 7/23/10)

Veto likely on bills blocking EPA regs (By Darren Samuelsohn, Politico, 7/23/10)

Researchers confirm subsea Gulf oil plumes are from BP well (By Sara Kennedy, McClatchy Newspapers, 7/23/10)

Latest Senate energy bill - Pickens Plan is in, climate change is out (By Dave Michaels, Dallas Morning News, 7/22/10)

Democrats Abandon Sweeping Energy Plan (By David Herzenhorn, The New York Times, 7/22/10)

New NASA image reveals the oceans' dead zones (By Jeremy Hance,, 7/22/10)

Three of every four oil and gas lobbyists worked for federal government (By Dan Eggen and Kimberly Kindy, The Washington Post, 7/22/10)

The Peak Oil Crisis: Thinking About China (By Tom Whipple, Falls Church News-Press, 7/21/10)

A Building That Teaches Through Its Landscape (By Scott Carlson, The Chronicle of Higher Education  - Buildings and Grounds Blog, 7/21/10)

White Roofs Could Save U.S. (Much Needed) $735 Million per Year (By Brit Liggett,, 7/21/10)

China Oil Spill PHOTOS: Environmental And Economic Damage Becomes Clear (The Huffington Post, 7/21/10)

Has Peak Oil Arrived? (By Brendan Coffey, NASDAQ Community News, 7/20/10)

Lieberman: Utilities Want A ‘Breather' From Letting People Breathe (By Brad Johnson, Think Progress - Wonk Room, 7/20/10)

BP's Photoshopped Command Center Just The Latest In A Pattern Of Deception [UPDATED] (By Jason Linkins, The Huffington Post, 7/20/10 updated 7/22/10)

China uses oil-eating bacteria to clean up spill (AFP as reported by Yahoo News, 7/20/10)

Renowned Climate-Change Scientist Dies: Outspoken researcher had received death threats in past year (By Gary Shih, The Bay-Citizen, 7/19/10)

Kabul faces severe water crisis: Report says Afghan city and region will need six times more water by 2050, as Oxfam warns of violence over scarce resource (By John Vidal, The [UK] Guardian, 7/19/10)

Honda To Launch Plug-In Hybrid Car in 2013, A Year After Toyota (By John Voelcker, Green Car Reports, 7/19/10)

Taking Lessons From What Went Wrong (By William J. Broad, The New York Times, 7/19/10)

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