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News Archive

Week of September 12, 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 Inn and Conference Center, in Adelphi, MD.

After Irene: Last week's hurricane purges Chesapeake Bay's dead zones (By Sarah Meehan, Capital News Service as reported by, 9/7/11) [Article quotes Dr. Donald F. Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Eco-friendly filtration system installed in pools: Moss treatment now used in ERC waters (By Claire Saravia, The Diamondback Online, 9/6/11)

State of Maryland News

Get your green on at urban farming workshop (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 9/12/11)

Climate change in Frederick County: State report details local effects of warming trend (By Karen Gardner, The Frederick News-Post, 9/9/11)

Costello Named MDE Deputy Secretary for Policy and Planning (Maryland Department of the Environment, Press Release, 9/9/11)

National and International News

Gentlemen, Start Conserving (By Ken Belson, The New York Times, 9/12/11)

Businesses should link environmental and financial impact, investors urge: Influential investor group outlines new guidelines on company reporting to encourage disclosure and improve sustainability (By Fiona Harvey, The [UK] Guardian, 9/11/11)

Ban Ki-Moon Talks Climate Change In Australia (By Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press as reported by The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 9/8/11)

Arctic Sea Ice Volume Drops To Record Low Last Year, Study Finds (The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 9/8/11)

Debt-ridden Greece Proposes Huge Expansion of Solar Power Production (The e360 Digest, 9/6/11)

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