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Week of October 29, 2012

News from Across the USM Campuses

Nov. 2nd - "Urban Sustainability and Environmental Justice in Baltimore" - Dr. Chris Boone, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University. Seminar will be held on Friday at 2pm in the Technology Research Center, Room 206, on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus, and is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Visitor parking passes for the TRC lot may be purchased for $4.00 in the CUERE office in TRC 102/105, on the UMBC campus, shortly before the seminar.

Nov. 2nd - 4th - College Park Sustainability Jam - The Center for Social Value Creation is hosting a weekend long event aimed at creating new, real-world ideas to promote and advance sustainability. Using the principles of Design Thinking and rapid Design Prototyping, the College Park Sustainability Jam is part of a global Jam movement that connects "Jammers" from all backgrounds, levels of experience, and parts of the world. This event will be held from 5pm on Nov. 2nd through Nov. 4th at 2pm at the Center for Social Value Creation located in Van Munching Hall, Suite 2410, on the campus of University of Maryland, College Park.

University of Maryland Housekeeping Unit Wins Green Seal Certification (USM Newsdesk, 10/26/12)

State of Maryland News

New 160-acre solar farm will be largest in Maryland (By Kaustuv Basu, The Herald-Mail, 10/26/12)

Virginia's Allen gets flak from fellow Republican in Maryland over energy stance(By Fredrick Kunkle, The Washington Post - Post Local, 10/25/12)

Frosh: Majority of Senate would support fracking moratorium (By Alexander Pyles, The Daily Record, 10/25/12)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Frankenstorm: Meteorologist Warns Hurricane Sandy an Outgrowth of Global Warming's Extreme Weather (By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now as reported by, 10/29/12)

Smartphone apps allow users to see critical environmental issues (By Allison Winter, Environmental News Network, 10/29/12)

Mother Nature's wake-up call: You won't hear much about climate change during coverage of Hurricane Sandy. You should. (By Andrew Leonard,, 10/29/12)

Will Hurricane Sandy Get Politicians to Pull their Heads Out of the Sand? (By Dan Lashof, Natural Resources Defense Council, Switchboard Blog, 10/27/12)

Frankenstorm 2012: Hurricane Sandy Hybrid Could Hit New York, New Jersey And Pennsylvania (By Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press as reported by The Huffington Post, 10/26/12)

Daily Disclosure: Chevron gives $2.5 million to conservative super PAC - Corporate contributions to groups rare (By Rachael Marcus and John Dunbar, Center for Public Integrity, 10/26/12)

David Attenborough: US politicians duck climate change because of cost - The naturalist warned it would take a terrible example of extreme weather to wake people up to global warming (By Adam Vaughan and Camila Ruz, The [UK] Guardian, 10/25/12)

Group Petitions EPA for Fracking Toxicity Data: Environmentalists call for public reporting of chemicals in oil, gas extraction (By Common Dreams staff,, 10/25/12)

Not-So-Permanent Permafrost: 850 Billion Tons of Carbon Stored in Frozen Arctic Ground Could Be Released (Science Daily, 10/25/12)

What Killed Climate Change Legislation? (By John Hudson, The Atlantic Wire, 10/23/12)

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