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News Archive

Week of October 22, 2012

News from Across the USM Campuses

Oct. 30th and 31st - "Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good? Barriers to Creating a Sustainable Intergenerational Community." - Dr. Sandra Rosenbloom, an internationally recognized transportation researcher and Director of the Urban Institute's Innovation in Infrastructure program, will expose the conflicts between the needs of different members of the community; differences that are often hidden or ignored and that frequently break along age and class lines. These two events are part of the University's ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence whose mission is "Advancing women, transforming the University, investing in a culture of inclusive excellence."  The talk will be held on Tuesday, October 30th at 8:00 pm in the Architecture Building, Auditorium 0204, on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The seminar will be held Wednesday, October 31st at 10:30 am in the Architecture Building, Dean's Conference Room 1213, on the campus of University of Maryland, College Park.

Maryland Dining Services Launches a Sustainable Food Commitment (UMD Newsdesk, 10/22/12)

National Weather and Climate Prediction Center Opens at the University of Maryland (UMD Newsdesk, 10/18/12)

State of Maryland News

Oct. 27th - Green Power Community Celebration at College Park Day - This event will be held Saturday from 11:00am - 3:00pm at College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

MDE Secretary Summers celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act with Parkway Elementary Students    Summers leads monitoring activity with 45 fifth-graders (Maryland Department of the Environment, News Release, 10/17/12)

Conservation Easement Preserves 167 Acres in Washington and Wicomico Counties (Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Press Release, 10/17/12)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Global Warming At The Presidential Foreign Policy Debate: The Elephant In The Room (By Tom Zeller, Jr., The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 10/22/12)

Seminal Study Finds ‘Climate-Change Footprint' In North America, ‘Continent With The Largest Increases in Disasters' (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress Blog, 10/21/12)

Climate change: journalism's never-ending fight for facts - An Australian DJ must undergo 'accuracy' training after saying falsehoods about climate change. But will this improve journalism? (By Leo Hickman, The [UK] Guardian - Environment Blog, 10/19/12)

Over Half of All Wetlands on Earth ‘Destroyed' in Last 100 Years (By Common Dreams staff,, 10/17/12)

Canadian Government Knew of Illegal Geoengineering Scheme: Investigation by the "Guardian" shows officials failed to act (By Common Dreams staff,, 10/17/12)

Privatization Pushback: Civil Society Slams Water Privatization Conditions for EU Bailouts: Letter from groups to EU Commission says plan is "economically, socially and democratically flawed" (By Common Dreams staff,, 10/17/12)

The Sound Of Climate Silence: Romney And Obama Spar Over Who Wants To Drill For More Fossil Fuels During Debate (By Stephen Lacey, - Climate Progress Blog, 10/16/12)

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