USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of May 23, 2011

News from Across the USM Campuses

America's Climate Choices Report (National Academies Press, Report released 5/2011) Dr. Donald F. Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and is a member of the committee that developed the report]

It's time to put a price on carbon, NRC says: Substantial, immediate action on climate should begin, new report says (By Janet Raloff, Science News, 5/19/11) [Article quotes Dr. Donald F. Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and is a member of the committee that developed the report]

Don't give up on the Chesapeake Bay oyster: Disease resistance, aquaculture programs mean new hope for bay oysters (By Carrie Madren, The Baltimore Sun, 5/16/11) [Article cites study by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

State of Maryland News

Annapolis Bike Plan (By Andrea Siegel, The Baltimore Sun - Exercists Blog, 5/20/11)

Bike to School Day at Cradlerock (Photos By Jed Kirschbaum, The Baltimore Sun, 5/20/11) [Photo Gallery]

MTA seeks OK to order 57 new hybrid buses (By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun - Getting There Blog, 5/20/11)

O'Malley to sign waste-to-energy bill: Environmentalists had urged veto of measure (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 5/17/11)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

British Government Faces Up To Peak Oil (By Chris Rhodes, Forbes - Energy Source Blog, 5/23/11)

Controversy Over Scholastic Sponsorships Goes Beyond Coal (By Gabrielle Canon, The Huffington Post - Education Blog, 5/22/11)

Pumped Up: Are Americans Addicted To Oil? (Reported by Linton Weeks, NPR - WYPR, 5/20/11)

US military goes to war with climate sceptics: Political action on climate change may be mired in Congress, but one arm of government at least is acting: the Pentagon (By Jules Boykoff, The [UK] Guardian, 5/20/11)

Not a Good Week for Big Oil (By Carl Pope, The Huffington Post, 5/20/11)

Billionaire Pickens says Obama lacks energy plan (By Josh Lederman, The Associated Press as reported by Yahoo News, 5/20/11)

D.C. Bike To Work Day Surpasses 10,000 Rider Goal (The Associated Press as reported by CBS Baltimore, 5/20/11)

Shell eyes up deep-sea resources with world's first floating natural gas rig:

Gas giant eschews Arctic oil rush to moor 500-metre, 600,000-tonne construction off Australian coast (By Fiona Harvey, The [UK] Guardian, 5/20/11)

Exclusive: Government to develop Oil Shock Response Plan: Chris Huhne agrees to work with UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil and Energy Security to assess risk of soaring oil prices (By James Murray,, 5/20/11)

Fighting Climate Change Through Innovative Initiatives (By Joanna Zelman, The Huffington Post - Education Blog, 5/19/11)

China Admits Problems With Three Gorges Dam (By Michael Wines, The New York Times - Asia Pacific, 5/19/11)

West's oil agency urges OPEC: pump more, or else (By Muriel Boselli, Reuters, 5/19/11)

Floods, Droughts Are 'New Normal' Of Extreme U.S. Weather Fueled By Climate Change, Scientists Say (By Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters as reported by The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 5/19/11)

Report faults Massey Energy for West Virginia mine explosion (By Kimberly Kindy, The Washington Post - National, 5/19/11)

Oil Lobby Contributions To House Members Yield Results (By Sam Stein, The Huffington Post - Politics Blog, 5/19/11)

The Peak Oil Crisis: The Summer Ahead (By Tom Whipple, The Falls Church News-Press, 5/18/11)

Massachusetts is Winding the Future (Submitted by G. Simmons, Blog, U.S. Department of Energy, 5/18/11)

Warming may spark killer heat waves (Posted by Johns Hopkins University on - Earth and Environment, 5/18/11)

Senate Refuses to End Tax Breaks for Big Oil (By Carl Hulse, The New York Times - Politics, 5/17/11)

Iran's President Ahmadinejad to Run Oil Ministry After Minister Dismissed (By Ladane Nasseri, Bloomberg News, 5/16/11)

Seaports unprepared for climate change (Posted by Stanford University on - Earth and Environment, 5/16/11)

Wikileaks cables show that it was all about the oil (By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers, 5/16/11)

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