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Week of August 27, 2012

News from Across the USM Campuses

Sept. 18th - "Are You Smart About Our Harbor?" - The University of Baltimore's Helen P. Denit Honors Program and UBGreen will an evening panel discussion featuring experts on the biological diversity and ecology of the harbor, as well as a how-to session for residents of the city and beyond who want to know what they can do to protect the watershed. The event, beginning at 5 p.m., will take place in the Bogomolny Room in the University of Baltimore Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The event is free and open to the public; an R.S.V.P. is required. Contact University Relations at 410-837-6190 for more information.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore gets $500K grant from National Science Foundation (The Associated Press as reported by The Washington Post, 8/23/12)

State of Maryland News

$22.7M in projects to help restore Chesapeake (The Associated Press as reported by The Daily Record, 8/24/12)

Climate change denial doesn't hold water ( - Opinion, 8/23/12)

Board of Public Works Approves Grants for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay: Grants Will Reduce Water Pollution, Improve Drinking Water Infrastructure (Maryland Department of the Environment, Press Release, 8/22/12)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Meteorologist Adjust Official Stance: Human Activity Causing Climate Change

New language removes ambiguity from group's previous statements on global warming and extreme weather (By Common Dreams staff,, 8/28/12)

Mitt's Meaningless Campaign for Energy Independence (By Steve Cohen, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 8/27/12)

Along with the Arctic ice, the rich world's smugness will melt: The belief that Europe and America will be hit least by climate change is in ruins. Yet all we do is try to profit from disaster (By George Monbiot, The [UK] Guardian, 8/27/12)

Energy expert says world's oil production has peaked (By David Kamm, News-Press, 8/26/12)

Peak cheap oil is an incontrovertible fact: If the looming global oil crunch has been postponed for another decade or two as widely alleged, this is far from obvious in today's commodity markets.  (By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The [UK] Telegraph, 8/26/12)

Federal Court Tosses EPA's ‘Good Neighbor' Pollution Rule (By Tim Profeta, Climate Post for Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, as reported by The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 8/24/12)

US election 2012: Romney and Obama avoid the climate change elephant - Next week's Republican convention will highlight - by its omission - how toxic climate change has become in the US (By Leo Hickman, The [UK] Guardian - Election 2012, 8/24/12)

The Case for Separated Bike Lanes (By Sarah Goodyear, The Atlantic Cities - Urban Wonk, 8/21/12)

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