USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of July 2, 2012

News from Across the USM Campuses

July 23rd- 24th - Visualization Technologies to Support Research on Human - Environment Interactions. This workshop will be held at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis (SESYNC), located at 1 Park Place, Suite 300, Annapolis, MD 21401, from 9:00am on July 23 to 5:00pm on July 24 2012.  

Wind farm continues to meet opposition - Study: Project would create jobs (By Liz Holland,, 6/26/12) [Article cites wind farm study by University of Baltimore]

Report: Economic Impact of a Wind Generation Project in Somerset County Maryland [Report released in June 2012 by University of Baltimore's Jacob France Institute] [PDF]

State of Maryland News

Delmarva Power launches energy efficient program (By Staff Reports,, 7/2/12)

Without Power, Energy Companies Turn To Twitter Following Violent Storms (CBS - DC, 6/30/12)

Volunteers Needed to Teach Students about the Chesapeake Bay and Natural Resources (Workshops August 2 and 9) (Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Press Release, 6/26/12)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Feeling the heat (By Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post - Op Ed, 7/2/12)

What is the 'polluter pays' principle? The idea that those who produce pollution should bear the cost underpins most of the regulation affecting land, water and air (By Grantham Research Institute and Duncan Clark, The [UK] Guardian - Environment Blog, 7/2/12)

Sea Level Rise Unstoppable, say Scientists: Even if nations manage to mitigate carbon emission levels, oceans will continue to rise throughout 21st century (By Common Dreams staff,, 7/2/12)

NBC Meteorologist On Record Heat Wave: ‘If We Did Not Have Global Warming, We Wouldn't See This' (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress, 6/30/12)

'Heat... Fire... Disaster': What Climate Change Looks Like - Western US fires are being driven by extreme temperatures, which are consistent with IPCC projections (By Common Dreams staff,, 6/29/12)

US Coast Guard Creates 'Protest-Free Zone' in Alaska Oil Drilling Zone (By Common Dreams staff,, 6/29/12)

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