USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of August 22, 2011

News from Across the USM Campuses

From the garden to your table (, 8/17/11)

Bay crabs: protect the females - Our view: New study rightly argues to keep harvest restrictions in place (The Baltimore Sun - Editorial, 8/16/11)

While everything else shrinks, Salisbury University is growing: Newest and largest campus addition is Sea Gull Square dormitories (, 8/14/11)

State of Maryland News

MD activists arrested in DC pipeline protest (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 8/22/11)

In new drivers manual, MVA gets something right: For motorists, section on bicycles is worth reading (By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun, 8/22/11)

Region has 6,000+ with no car, no transit access (By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun - Getting There Blog, 8/18/11)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

NSF Investigates, Exonerates ‘Hockey Stick' Scientist Michael Mann (By Brad Johnson, Think Progress - Green, 8/22/11)

Department Of Justice Investigates BP For Faulty Oil Spill Estimates (VIDEO) (By John Rudolf, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 8/22/11)

Huntsman Slams Perry on Climate and Evolution: We Are "On the Wrong Side of Science and Therefore in a Losing Position." (By Joe Romm, Think Progress - Climate Progress Blog, 8/21/11)

Canadian Tar Sands And The True Cost Of Oil (PHOTOS) (By Garth Lenz, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 8/20/11)

Time to anticipate and adapt to climate change (By David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University News, 8/19/11)

Bachmann: I'll bring back $2 gas (By Charles Riley, CNN Money, 8/18/11)

What makes Cambridge a model cycling city? With considerate drivers, dedicated bicycle parking and bike-friendly city planning, it's no wonder cycling is a popular means of transport (By Laura Laker, The [UK] Guardian - Environment, 8/17/11)

College organic, sustainability programs growing (By Shannon Dininny, The Associated Press as reported by The Boston Globe, 8/15/11)

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