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News Archive

Week of October 10, 2011

News from Across the USM Campuses

Oct. 19th - Celebrate Campus Sustainability Day at Towson University - Campus Sustainability Day is dedicated to raising awareness for campus environmental initiatives and supporting cross-departmental, cross-disciplinary campus planning for sustainability. This year, Towson University is celebrating Sustainability Day on Wednesday, October 19 with a range of programs and events. Help support Campus Sustainability Day by coming to the events above and taking a few moments to discuss sustainability with your colleagues or students. You can share also your thoughts on campus sustainability on the Go Green Facebook page, for a chance to win a gift card to the University Store.

Nov. 10th - Environmental Excellence in Health Care: Measuring Success. Join regional and national health care professionals, environmental industry experts, and educators for this learning and networking event designed to showcase the measurement practices of hospitals as they journey toward more sustainable environments for hospital staff, patients, and communities. This event will be held from 7:30am - 4:15pm at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, located at 655 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, MD, 21201

State of Maryland

Red Line to receive faster federal review: East-west rail project among 14 chosen nationwide (By Michael Dresser and John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun, 10/10/11)

MD's bottled water curb "disappointing" to industry (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 10/6/11)

Annapolis electric-vehicle charging business grows: Company gets order to produce 1,500 stations (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 10/5/11)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Professor says state agency censored article (By Harvey Rice, Houston Chronicle, 10/10/11)

Portland Cyclists Log A Million Bike Commute Miles (A Month) (By A.K. Streeter, - Cars and Transportation Blog, 10/10/11)

Arrivederci, automobile! (By Mark Halper,, 10/9/11)

Climate Change A Concern For European Citizens, Poll Finds (By Don Melvin, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 10/7/11)

Melting Arctic ice clears the way for supertanker voyages: Scandinavian shipowners say cargo routes through the Arctic, made possible by warmer temperatures, would save money and emissions (By John Vidal, The [UK] Guradian, 10/5/11)

Why Conservative White Males Are More Likely to Be Climate Skeptics (By Julia Pyper, ClimateWire as reported by The New York Times, 10/5/11)

Who's Bankrolling the Climate-Change Deniers? (By Bryan Walsh, Time Magazine - Going Green, 10/4/11)

Clark College site certified gold for energy efficiency (By Tom Vogt, The Columbian, 10/4/11)

2011 Arctic Ozone Loss 'Unprecedented' (Environmental News Service, 10/3/11)

Do You Live in an 'Eco Neighborhood'? (By Kaid Benfield, The Atlantic - Cities, 10/3/11)

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