USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of August 29, 2011

News from Across the USM Campuses

September 19th - Langenberg Lecture and MADE-CLEAR Climate Change Education Summit - This event will be held from 8:30am - 2:30pm at the University of Maryland, University College in Adelphi, MD.

University of Maryland launches beehive project in city cemetery: Urban landscapes actually offer plenty of opportunities for bees, experts say (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - Green Living, 8/27/11)

UMd. Ranked 20th on Sierra Club List of Green Schools: University of Maryland's highest score comes from academic emphasis on environment; UMd. low score reflects lack of endowment investment in clean technology, renewable energy. (By Shannon Hoffman, College Park Patch, 8/24/11)

College of Liberal Arts Building makes its debut: Towson's first new academic building in over 30 years on track for LEED-Gold certification (Towson University Newsroom, 8/23/11)

State of Maryland News

Chessy Conservation Corps expands (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 8/29/11)

Coastal sea summit eyes natural, manmade woes (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 8/29/11)

Federal grant to protect endangered beetles in Md. Cliffs: $2.4 million for insects may also help threatened homeowners (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 8/24/11)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Irene floods northeast, Manhattan spared the worst (By Edith Honan and Clare Baldwin, Reuters, 8/28/11)

Hurricane Irene shuts down US nuclear reactors: Maryland plant damaged by hurricane winds as other US nuclear sites take precautionary measures (By Suzanne Goldenberg, The [UK] Guardian, 8/28/11)

Keystone XL: a line in the sand for Obama - As protest intensifies to stop a major tar sands oil pipeline, the president must choose: a green energy future or Big Oil profit (By Amy Goodman, The [UK] Guardian, 8/24/11

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