USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of March 12, 2012

News from Across the USM Campuses

Warm Winter Gets Bugs Going Earlier (CBS Baltimore Local News, 3/11/12) [Report quotes University of Maryland entomology professor Mike Raupp]

Maryland Named Tree Campus USA for Fourth Year in a Row (UMD Newsdesk, University of Maryland, College Park, 3/7/12)

City looks to work with environmental experts: ‘Green team' to help College Park become EPA certified (By Nick Foley, The Diamondback Online, 3/6/12)

State of Maryland News

Spring comes earlier to cities: Study finds urban heat extends growing season (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 3/9/12)

Board of Public Works Approves Nearly $8 Million in Grants for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay: Grants Will Reduce Nutrient Pollution, Improve Infrastructure, Protect Drinking Water (Maryland Department of the Environment Newsroom, 3/12/12)

Gas drilling study fee debated: Charge on leases would finance review of hydraulic fracturing (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - Green Living, 3/6/12)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

10,000 GM Customers Tell Auto Giant: Stop Funding Climate Deniers (By Common Dreams staff,, 3/8/12)

Poisoned Weather: Global Warming Helped Fuel Killer Tornadoes (By Brad Johnson, Think Progress - Green Blog, 3/8/12)

Government-subsidized green light bulb carries costly price tag (By Peter Whoriskey, The Washington Post - Business, 3/8/12)

'SimCity' game rebuilt for age of climate change (By Glenn Chapman, Agency France Press as reported by Google, 3/8/12)

James Hansen's Must-See TED Talk: Starting To Reduce CO2 In 10 Years Is Too Late (By Dan Miller - Climate Guest Blogger, - Climate Progress, 3/8/12)

Barack Obama pushes for $1bn green tax credits: President pushes energy-efficient auto agenda in North Carolina truck factory - his third speech on cars in three weeks (By Suzanna Goldenberg, The [UK] Guardian, 3/7/12)

The Conundrum: David Owen Explains How Good Intentions Hurt the Environment (By Torie Bosch,, 3/7/12)

Brutal Droughts, Worsened By Global Warming, Threaten Food Production Around The World (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress, 3/7/12)

Two years after BP oil spill, executive compensation still flowing (By Steven Mufson, The Washington Post - Business, 3/6/12)

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