USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of June 20, 2011

 News from Across the USM Campuses

 Coastal bays' health slips a notch (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 6/17/11) [Report cited was conducted by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Emerald ash borer detected in Baltimore suburbs: Tree pest reaches Howard County sooner than expected (By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun - Green Living, 6/15/11) [Article quotes University of Maryland entomologist, Mike Raupp]

  Transit and town center projects set to transform College Park: Purple Line and East Campus redevelopment could give campus the new face officials have long sought (By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun, 6/13/11)

 State of Maryland News

 Governor O'Malley Launches "Cycle Maryland": Promotes a new interactive initiative encouraging Marylanders to enjoy the benefits of biking (Press release, Office of Governor Martin O'Malley, 6/18/11)

 Down the Drain: Maryland's Septic Swamp (Reported by Joel McCord, NPR - WYPR, Series beginning 6/15/11)

 Howard County residents offered free home energy audits: Federal stimulus funds pay the bill (By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun, 6/14/11)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

  June 23rd - University of Delaware - Wind Turbine Presentation - How much energy does the University of Delaware's wind turbine create? What kinds of research are taking place on it? Find out at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 23, when the University will hold a free seminar about the structure located at its Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, DE. The public invited to learn about ongoing research at turbine anniversary event.

 Supreme Court Blocks Climate Change Lawsuit Filed by States (By Mark Sherman, The Huffington Post, 6/20/11)

 State Of The Ocean: 'Shocking' Report Warns Of Mass Extinction From Current Rate Of Marine Distress (By Travis Donovan, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 6/20/11)

 Water flows over tops of levees in Missouri; flooding alert issued for Neb. nuclear plant (By Heather Hollingsworth, The Associated Press as reported by the [Twin Cities] Star Tribune, 6/19/11)

 Department Of Energy Makes $150M Bet On Solar Tech (By Alex Wagner, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 6/17/11)

 Oil Price Drop Is a 'Pause That Refreshes': Ex-Oil Exec (By Katie Little,, 6/17/11)

 Venezuela's Electricity To Be Rationed Following Recurring Power Outages (By Christopher Toothaker, Huff World Blog, 6/16/11)

 Analysis: Saudi supply increase cheapens OPEC crude (By Alejandro Barbajosa, Reuters, 6/15/11)

 UK ministers ignored 'peak oil' warnings, report shows: Report reveals threat of civil unrest from energy shortages, which has been played down as 'alarmist' by ministers (By Terry Macalister, The [UK] Guardian, 6/15/11)

 US can't keep relying on Saudis to cover for failed energy policy (The Boston Globe - Editorial, 6/13/11)

 Saudi oil capacity depleted: Goldmann (By Barbara Lewis, Reuters, 6/13/11)

 Jeremy Grantham: We're Headed For A Disaster Of Biblical Proportions (By Henry Blodget, Business Insider, 6/13/11)

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