USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of July 23, 2012

News from Across the USM Campuses

Key Masters to Scientific Breakthroughs  (By Barbara Pash, What's Up? Magazine, 7/17/12) Article cites the research work at the Institute for Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET), including the work of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; The University of Maryland, Baltimore; and the University of Maryland, College Park.

University of Maryland, Baltimore - Farmers' Market - The farmers' market is open every Tuesday from 10am - 2:30pm through November 22nd, and is located at University Plaza Park across from the Medical Center's main entrance in downtown Baltimore. By hosting a Farmers' Market, UMMC and UMB are helping to improve the availability of fresh, locally grown food to its employees, patients, visitors and area residents and businesses. Purchasing food from local farmers not only supports the local agricultural community and the local economy, but it also decreases "food miles."

State of Maryland News

Board of Public Works Approves $37 Million in Grants for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay    Grants Will Reduce Nutrient Pollution, Improve Infrastructure  (Maryland Department of the Environment Press Release, 7/20/12)

Green group plugs electric cars in MD: Report says increased sales could curb climate-altering pollution (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 7/18/12)

Baltimore County plants nearly 1,000 trees to provide shade, reduce energy costs: County expects $2 million return on investment over next 30 years (By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun, 7/17/12)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Erratic Weather Across Globe Fueling Impending Food Crisis (Common Dreams staff,, 7/23/12)

Continuing Drought, Heat Bring Fear of Global Food Crisis (Common Dreams staff,, 7/19/12)

July 19 News: Severe Drought May Increase Odds Of Extremely Hot Days, Study Finds (By Stephen Lacey, - Climate Progress Blog, 7/19/12)

Record Heat Wave Pushes U.S. Belief in Climate Change to 70% (By Mark Drajem, Bloomberg News as reported by Business Week, 7/18/12)  

Average Chinese person's carbon footprint now equals European's: The per capita emissions of the world's largest national emitter is almost on a par with the European average, new figures show (By Duncan Clark, The [UK] Guardian - Environment, 7/18/12)

This Drought is an Opportunity to Think About Replacing Lawns with Gardens (By Ramon Gonzalez, - Lawn and Garden, 7/18/12)

Commuters Pedal to Work on Their Very Own Superhighway (By Sally McGrane, The New York Times - Europe, 7/17/12)

 Petermann Glacier In Greenland Breaks Off Iceberg Twice The Size Of Manhattan (By Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press as reported by The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 7/17/12)

 When National Disasters Go Global: Drought in the U.S., Food and Global Insecurity (By Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell, The Center for Climate and Security, 7/17/12)

 German Chancellor Merkel Warns of Climate Urgency: "Time is of the essence," Merkel tells delegates at Petersberg Climate Dialogue (By Common Dreams staff,, 7/17/12)

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