USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of August 8, 2011

News from Across the USM Campuses

University of Maryland to open research center in Annapolis (By Ryan Sharrow, Baltimore Business Journal, 8/3/11)

UM launches environmental "synthesis" center (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 8/2/11)

$27.5M Fed Award to University of Maryland Launches Center to Synthesize New Environmental Solutions (UM Newsdesk, 8/2/11)

State of Maryland News

MTA adds to fleet of hybrid buses (By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun - Getting There Blog, 8/4/11)

Royal Farms goes green (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 8/3/11)

Bay's record 'dead zone' keeps growing (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 8/3/11)

City: Grand Prix to plant many more trees than it cuts (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 8/3/11)

Baltimore gets a shade warmer, according to new averages: National Weather Service releases new 30-year baseline that's adjusted every 10 years (By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun - Green Living, 8/2/11)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Analysis: U.S. Shale Gas Industry Reserves Are Over Stated at Least 100 Percent (By Arthur E. Berman and Lynn F. Pittinger, The Oil Drum Blog as reported by Think Progress - Climate Progress Blog, 8/5/11)

US Chamber warns of growing energy security risk (By Andrew Restuccia, The Hill Blog, 8/4/11)

Texas And Oklahoma Drought Forces Ranchers To Cut Herds (PHOTOS) (Huffington Post - Green Blog, 8/3/11)

NOAA study: Slowing climate change by targeting gases other than carbon dioxide (NOAA, 8/3/11)

GOP Debt Deal Agenda Included Wave Of Anti-EPA Riders (The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 8/3/11)

A Tainted Water Well, and Concern There May Be More (By Ian Urbina, The New York Times, 8/3/11)

US Faces Growing Health Threats From Climate Change (News@JAMA, 8/3/11)

Debt Ceiling Deal Outrages Some Environmentalists: The deal has prompted fear that spending cuts would harm public health and that in the end, big, profitable oil companies would keep their existing government subsidies. (Environmental News Service as reported by - News and Politics, 8/2/11)

Ancient Glacial Melting Shows that Small Amount of Subsurface Warming Can Trigger Rapid Collapse of Ice Shelves (By Joe Romm, Think Progress - Climate Progress Blog, 8/2/11)

Our Biggest Security Threat Is Global Warming-Induced Extreme Weather:

We risk losing our country to permanent droughts and extreme natural disasters. (By Scott Thill, - Environment, 8/2/11)

MIT Creating 24-Hour Solar Power on the Cheap? (By Stephen Lacey, Think Progress - Climate Progress Blog, 8/2/11)

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