USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of September 19, 2011

News from Across the USM Campuses

UMES in wind energy program (By Liz Holland,, 9/15/11)

County hosts wind energy forum (, 9/14/11)

University Sustainability Fund: 2010-11 Grant Recipients (University of Maryland, College Park - Sustainability Office)

State of Maryland News

DNC Member Heather Mizeur Launches Resolution To Oppose Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (By Brad Johnson, Think Progress - Green Blog, 9/19/11)

Storm "retires" floating harbor wetland (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 9/16/11)

"Park(ing) Day" turns pavement into mini-parks (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 9/16/11)

Chesapeake Bay effort faulted for lack of common goals: GAO report warns restoration could be hampered (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 9/15/11)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

More than 30 million climate migrants in Asia in 2010, report finds: Numbers of people displaced by environmental and weather-related disasters likely to increase, Asian Development Bank warns (By Fiona Harvey, The [UK] Guardian, 9/19/11)

Superefficient Home With Big Ambitions, Built by Students on a Hoboken Lot (By Joanna M. Foster, The New York Times - NY/Region, 9/16/11)

New York's New Bike-Sharing Plan is a Model for the Country - A city known for its sea of yellow taxis and crowded streets, New York is becoming a place no one thought was possible: bikeable. (By Ken Podziba,, 9/15/11)

More Americans believe world is warming: Reuters/Ipsos (By Timothy Gardner, Reuters, 9/15/11)

It's Time to Ditch Big Oil: We Can Create Jobs While Protecting Public Health and the Environment - In the end, the whole "jobs versus environment/public health" argument is nothing but a rhetorical crutch for polluters. (By Michael Brune, - Environment, 9/15/11)

World's largest firms 'acting on climate change', analysis shows: Climate is central to business strategy of 68% of the world's 500 largest companies, compared with 48% last year (Press Association as reported by the [UK] Guardian, 9/14/11)

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