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Week of September 24, 2012

News from Across the USM Campuses

Sept. 28th - "Renewable Energy Today and Beyond" - A "Transforming Energy" Lecture by Victor R. Abate. Victor Abate will provide an overview of the current state of the renewable energy industry today as well as challenges that lie ahead. He will also discuss how GE is celebrating 10 years of advancing wind energy and how it has become a mainstream energy source and more economical than ever. The lecture will take place at 3 p.m., in Room: 1202 Martin Hall on the campus of University of Maryland, College Park. Reception will follow lecture.

University of Maryland getting EPA grant to cut stormwater runoff, key Chesapeake pollutant (By The Associated Press as reported by The Washington Post, 9/24/12)

Environmental groups get water knowledge flowing (, 9/19/12)

State of Maryland News

Clean energy gathers momentum as big business (By Len Lazarick,, 9/21/12)

Annual Bike Week Events Bring Crowds To Shore (By Joanne Shriner, The Dispatch, 9/21/12)

Environment Maryland Says Fracking Not Worth The Cost (By Rachel Pacella) Southern Maryland Online News, 9/20/12)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

The Trillion-Gallon Loophole: Lax Rules for Drillers that Inject Pollutants Into the Earth (By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica as reported by, 9/24/12)

Ocean-Based Food Security Threatened in a High CO2 World (, 9/24/12)

How High Oil Prices Will Permanently Cap Economic Growth (By Jeff Rubin, Bloomberg News, 9/23/12)

Climate Change: Presidential Campaign Fails To Highlight Severity Of Issue (By Seth Borenstein, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 9/23/12)

America's miasma of misinformation on climate change: With serious reporting of global warming by US media virtually nonexistent, it's no wonder Americans are paralysed in denial (By Anna M. Clark, The [UK] Guardian, 9/23/12)

Senate passes bill to shield US airlines from EU carbon-emissions law: Unanimously passed Thune bill aims to enable US airlines to avoid paying for their carbon emissions on European flights (By Reuters as reported by The [UK] Guardian, 9/22/12)

Nancy C. Unger: Fifty years after ‘Silent Spring,' let's not roll back environmental protections (By Nancy C. Unger, The Cap Times, 9/21/12)

'Planetary Emergency': New Data Elevates Climate Change Alarm: Arctic exploitation 'perfect indictment of our failure to get to grips with the greatest problem we've ever faced' (By Common Dreams staff,, 9/20/12)

US Drought Brings Mass Livestock Slaughter, Soaring Food Prices to World (By Common Dreams staff,, 9/19/12)

NOAA: Record High Ocean Temperatures in North Atlantic (By Common Dreams staff,, 9/19/12)

Agenda 21 and the UN Plot to Take Over America: Bill Proposed In Florida Expands Its Reach To Stop Just About Everything Green (By Lloyd Alter, - Business/Environmental Policy, 9/18/12)

U.Va. wins key ruling in Prince William global warming-FOIA case involving Michael Mann (By Tom Jackman, The Washington Post, 9/18/12)

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