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News Archive

Week of July 9, 2012

News from Across the USM Campuses

July 23rd - "Coral Reef Research" by Dr. Hali Kilbourne - Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Outreach Seminar. This lecture will be held at 1:30pm in Nice Hall at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory.

July 25th - Panel (Johns Hopkins Center for Livable Future), "Your Fork and the Chesapeake Bay: How our food choices impact the health of our communities and the Chesapeake Bay", host, Dana Bunnell - Young. This event is a part of the HPL Seminar Series, and will be held on Wednesday at 11:00am in the HPL auditorium (Coastal Science Bldg.).

Land-Grant Universities And Agriculture's Future (Reported by Neal Conan, NPR - Talk of the Nation, 7/5/12) [University of Maryland, College Park and University of Maryland, Eastern Shore are the land-grant universities in Maryland]

State of Maryland News

The Rising Sea (Reported by Sheila Kast, Maryland Morning/WYPR-NPR, 7/9/12)

Governor O'Malley Celebrates Groundbreaking on State's Largest Solar Power Project (Office of Governor Martin O'Malley, Press Release, 7/7/12)

Maryland Pepco Customers Call for Drastic Changes Six Days In (By Carol Bengel Gilbert, Yahoo News, 7/6/12)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

North Carolina Pretends Current Sea Level Rise Isn't Happening (By Kaid Benfield, The Atlantic Cities, 7/9/12)

Record Heat Wave Responsible For At Least 52 Deaths (By Rebecca Leber, - Newsflash, 7/9/12)

The Guardian Is Ignoring The Critical Paradox Of Peak Oil (By Nicole Foss, Business Insider, 7/9/12)

We're Already Topping Dust Bowl Temperatures - Imagine What'll Happen If We Fail To Stop 10°F Warming (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress, 7/8/12)

US bakes under heatwave as fears grow over rising death toll among elderly: The mercury is set to top 100 degrees in America's midwest and some eastern states, where power outages add to concern (The Associated Press as reported by The [UK] Guardian, 7/7/12)

Tax Billionaires, Carbon to Improve Prosperity, says UN (By Common Dreams staff,, 7/6/12)

Canadian town gears up for Keystone XL (By Steven Mufson, The Washington Post - Energy and Environment, 7/6/12)

Climate Change Belief Increased In U.S. After Extreme Weather, NOAA Chief Says (By Rod McGuirk, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 7/6/12)

Extreme weather events forecast storm over climate change denial: The US media and meteorologists will be on the wrong side of history if they keep refusing to make the weather-warming link (By Amy Goodman, The [UK] Guardian, 7/5/12)

Scientists say ongoing weather extremes offer proof of climate change: Record-shattering heatwaves, wildfires and freak storms are a sampling of what is to come in 2012 and a window to the future (By Suzanne Goldenberg, The [UK] Guardian - Environment Blog, 7/3/12)

Carbon Pricing in Australia: Lessons for the United States (By Joshua Meltzer, Brookings - Opinion, 7/2/12)

NOAA State of the Climate Report for January - June, 2012 (NOAA Satellite and Information Service, Published on-line July 2012)

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