USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of July 18, 2011

News from Across the USM Campuses

Renovated Pocomoke Hall Earns LEED Gold Certification (Salisbury University Press Release, 7/15/11)

Loh names new vice president: Robert Specter will head administrative affairs (By Nick Foley, The Diamondback Online, 7/14/11)

MD-AEP Signs Water Partnership Agreement with Singapore - The Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership (MD-AEP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PUB, Singapore's national water agency, on July 7 in Singapore at Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) (Environmental News Network, 7/11/11)

State of Maryland News

Shoppers seek gas savings at the supermarket: Advocates warn against potential pitfalls of gas point programs (By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun, 7/16/11)

Greening rolls back blight in Reservoir Hill: Tree plantings, gardening, farm bring neighbors together (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - Living Green, 7/14/11)

"No Child" environmental ed bill returns (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 7/14/11)

Md. teachers gear up for new ‘environmental literacy' standard (By Rob Samuels, The Washington Post - Local, 7/13/11)

Court limits Sparrows Point pollution liability: 2003 bankruptcy frees recent steel mill owners of cleanup (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - Living Green, 7/12/11)

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National and International News

Heat Wave In Central U.S. Shows No Signs Of Ending (By Murray Evans, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 7/17/11)

Cutting Need for Energy by Using Less of It (By Bettina Wassener, The New York Times, 7/17/11)

BP Oil Still Ashore One Year After End of Gulf Spill (By Jim Polson, Bloomberg News, 7/15/11)

Fracking Coloring Book Dropped By Talisman Energy (The Associated Press as reported by The Huffington Post, 7/15/11)

Coal-Fired Power Plants Targeted By Sierra Club In Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS) (The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 7/14/11)

The Challenge of Pedestrian-Friendly Planning (Reported by Kojo Nnamdi, NPR - The Kojo Nnamdi Show, 7/14/11)

Forests soak up third of fossil fuel emissions: study (By Marlowe Hood, AFP as reported by Yahoo News, 7/14/11)

On Biking, Why Can't the U.S. Learn Lessons from Europe? Building bike paths alone will not get people out of their cars in the U.S. and onto bicycles. To create a thriving bike culture in America's cities, people must begin to view bicycling as Europeans (By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Environment 360, 7/14/11)

New Herbicide Suspected in Tree Deaths (By Jim Robbins, The New York Times - Green Blog, 7/14/11)

US solution to oil crisis simulation: drill more: Former White House officials take part in Oil ShockWave war game to determine US response to a terrorist attack on Saudi oil supplies (By Suzanne Goldenberg, The [UK] Guardian - Environment, 7/14/11)

Time For Congress to End Big Oil Subsidies (By Carl Gibson, Common Dreams, 7/14/11)

Another Dirty Water Act (New York Times Editorial, 7/14/11)

Oil markets face production shortfall in second half (By Jeff Rubin, The [Canada] Globe and Mail, 7/13/11)

New York Becoming a Model for How to Effectively Create Green Jobs: A new law will help generate 1 million energy efficiency retrofits on homes and businesses and create over 14,000 full time permanent jobs. (By Emmaia Gelman and Chloe Tribich, - Environment, 7/13/11)

USDA Finds New Ways To Boost Farm-To-School Programs (By Steve Karnowski, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 7/13/11)

Al Gore's Reality Show (By John M. Broder, The New York Times - Green Blog, 7/13/11)

Heatstroke Deaths Quadruple as Japan Shuns Air Conditioners to Save Power (By Kanoko Matsuyama and Shigeru Sato, Bloomberg News, 7/13/11)

Sizing the Clean Economy: A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment (By Mark Muro, Jonathan Rothwell and Devashree Saha, Brookings Institution, 7/13/11)

G.O.P. Bid to Void Light Bulb Law Fails (By Sean Collins Walsh, The New York Times - Energy and Environment, 7/12/11)

Why high-carbon investment could be the next sub-prime crisis: Over-exposure to fossil fuel investments could have even more severe implications than those of the financial crisis (By Ben Caldecott, The [UK] Guardian, 7/12/11)

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