USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of July 11, 2011

News from Across the USM Campuses

NewsWatch: College Park biofuel company acquired (, 7/8/11)

Univ. launches green program with local cities: Incentives given for eco-friendly practices (By Jim Bach, The Diamondback Online, 7/6/11)

Enthusiastic students recruited to be stewards (, 7/5/11)

State of Maryland News

Towson looks to more open, walkable design to hold visitors: New program adopted by council seeks to keep those who work, shop in the county seat (By Arthur Hirsch,The Baltimore Sun, 7/10/11)

Workforce group launches regional 'green jobs' site (By Jamie Smoth Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun, 7/5/11)

Draft Chesapeake Bay rules rile farmers, local officials: Limits weighed on spreading fertilizer, sewage sludge (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - Green Living, 7/4/11)

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National and International News

More 100-degree days scorch Texas, other states (The Associated Press as reported by, 7/11/11)

Australia Carbon Tax Plan Introduced (By Julia Gillard, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 7/10/11)

Word Choice Matters for Energy Policy (By Kate Galbraith, The New York Times - Green Column, 7/10/11)

Pollinators Worth $250B Scientist Claims (By Carmen Marie Fabio, The Canadian Press as reported by The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 7/9/11)

Angry at Exxon, Montana creates own spill center: Governor cites lack of 'straight answers' and restricted access to command post (By Matthew Brown, News Services, 7/8/11)

EPA rule seeks to curb long-distance air pollution: Power plants would have to reduce sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 7/8/11)

Michigan Woman Faces 93 Days in Jail for Planting a Vegetable Garden (By Colleen Vanderlinden,, 7/8/11)

Yellowstone river oil spill throws spotlight on ExxonMobil and regulators: Oil executives criticised for conflicting accounts of breach and regulators accused of failing to ensure safe operation (By Suzanne Goldenberg, The [UK] Guardian - Environment, 7/7/11)

EPA Unveils New Standards For Coal-Fired Power Plants (By Lucia Graves, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 7/7/11)

Climate change will increase threat of war, Chris Huhne to warn: UK climate secretary to tell defence experts that conflict caused by climate change risks reversing the progress of civilization (By Fiona Harvey, The [UK] Guardian, 7/6/11)

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