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Week of April 9, 2012

News from Across the USM Campuses

April 10th - "Existing and Emerging Education Opportunities in Sustainability at College Park"?- Professor Rob Sprinkle, School of Public Affairs, Co-Director, UMCP Sustainability Minor. This lecture is a part of the University of Maryland, College Park's Sustainability Speaker Series, and is co-sponsored by the University Office of Sustainability, and ARCH 289i. This event will be held at?3:30pm on Tuesday, at the Lecture Hall, School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, on the campus of University of Maryland, College Park.

April 16th  - 17th - Register now for the "Smart and Sustainable Campus Conference" to be held at the University of Maryland, University College Inn and Conference Center. This conference is hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park. Conference tracks are: Life Cycle of the Built Environment; Community Connections; The Campus as a Learning Laboratory; Fostering Behavior Change; and Strategic Implementation.

Environmental Insights (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, April 2012 Issue)

State of Maryland News

April 21st - Baltimore Eco Fest and Baltimore Green Week (April 20th - 28th)

Maryland average gas price hits $4, expected to increase (By Scott Graham, Baltimore Business Journal, 4/5/12)

Maryland Is On The Verge Of Becoming A Leader In Clean, Renewable Offshore Wind Energy (By Kiley Kroh and Erin Gustafson, - Climate Progress, 4/4/12)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Thinking the Unthinkable on Iran (By Jonathan Schell, The Nation as reported by, 4/6/12)

NASA scientist: climate change is a moral issue on a par with slavery

Prof. Jim Hansen to use lecture at Edinburgh International Science Festival to call for worldwide tax on all carbon emissions (By Severin Carrell, The [UK] Guardian, 4/6/12)

If everyone used as much energy as Americans, we'd run out of oil in 9 years (By Christopher Mims,, 4/5/12)

Chinese Insurer Halting Coverage for Tankers Carrying Iranian Oil (Reuters as reported by The New York Times, 4/5/12)

What Cuba Can Teach Us About Food and Climate Change: After the Cold War, Cuba faced many of the agricultural challenges that the rest of the world is now anticipating. (By Raj Patel,, 4/5/12)

An end to America's exurbia? For first time, city, urban growth outpaces that of outer suburbs (The Associated Press as reported by The Washington Post, 4/5/12)

The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality (Interview with Richard Heinberg by Dan Rodricks, NPR/WYPR Baltimore - The Dan Rodricks Show, 4/4/12)

The last sip (By Chris Nelder,, 4/4/12)

Matterhorn, Europe's Great Summit, Crumbling in Face of Climate Change: Global warming is causing accelerated decay of Matterhorn, high peaks around the world (By Common Dreams Staff,, 4/4/12)

The Boom in Biking Benefits Everyone, Not Just Bicyclists (By Jay Walljasper, as reported by, 4/3/12)

Warming Arctic Forewarns Ecological Ruin - U.S. Coast Guard captain: "No one" is prepared to deal with a disaster in the Arctic (By Common Dreams staff,, 4/3/12)

A World without Oil: Companies Prepare for a Fossil-Free Future - Drivers may hate rising gas prices, but some companies are delighted as they watch the oil price soar. Firms like BMW and Airbus which are leaders in fuel efficiency actually benefit from expensive oil. They are just two of a growing number of companies that are already developing technologies for a post-fossil-fuel world. (By SPIEGEL Staff, Spiegel Online International, 4/2/12)

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