USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of August 20, 2012

News from Across the USM Campuses

Maryland And Delaware Partner On Climate Change (By Ashley Dejean, NPR - WAMU, 8/17/12)

National Science Foundation gives $5.8M for Maryland, Delaware climate change education (The Associated Press as reported by The Washington Post, 8/16/12)

Maryland gets grant to help teach climate change: National Science Foundation funds joint effort with Delaware (By Timothy B. Wheeler, 8/15/12)

NSF Awards $5.8 Million Grant Supporting USM, Delaware Partnership Toward Climate Change Education (USM News, 8/15/12)

State of Maryland News

Climate change puts coast in crosshairs: We're in a 'hotspot' where sea level is double the rate of most places on planet (By Jeff Montgomery and Molly Murray, The News-Journal, 8/19/12)

City converts streetlights to energy-saving LEDs: Critics complain the new lights don't illuminate the area as well (By Candy Thompson and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun, 8/16/12)

Bay pollution trading could hurt poor, minorities, group warns: Limits, transparency urged to prevent localized water-quality problems (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 8/15/12)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Greenland Melting Breaks Record Four Weeks Early (City College of New York Press Release, 8/15/12)

A New Gov't Scheme for 'Water Quality Trading' Gives Polluters a Free Pass (By Ron Zucker, Food and Water Watch Blog as reported by, 8/15/12)

Rep. Shea-Porter: There Are ‘Too Many Climate Deniers In Congress' (By Stephen Lacey, - Climate Progress, 8/14/12)

Arctic Sea Ice Could Vanish in 10 Years: Study (By Common Dreams staff,, 8/14/12)

Talk Climate Change Solutions, Win Votes: Yale Study (By Brian Merchant, - Business/Environment Policy, 8/14/12)

NRDC, EWG Sue to Protect Millions of Californians from Contaminated Drinking Water: An Estimated 31 Million People Exposed to Cancer-Causing "Erin Brockovich" Chemical (The Natural Resources Defense Council, Press Release, 8/14/12)

A Generational Stance on Behalf of the Arctic Ocean (By Terry Tempest Williams,, 8/14/12)

Water too hot to cool Waterford nuke plant (The Associated Press as reported by Mystic River Press, 8/14/12)

Paul Ryan: Not Exactly Gunning for the Green Vote (By Brian Merchant, - Business/Environment Policy, 8/13/12)

A climate change fix conservatives can love (By Eliot Spitzer, as reported by, 8/13/12)

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