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News Archive

Week of December 10, 2012

News from Across the USM Campuses

Dec. 19th - Rachel Sipler (VIMS), "The impacts of tundra melt water on nitrate uptake in the near coastal Arctic", hosted C. Kellogg. Seminar will be held on Wednesday at 11:00am in the Horn Point Laboratory auditorium (in the Coastal Science Bldg.).

Toward A Greener Future - Bowie State University Launches Energy Conservation and Sustainability Campaign with $25,000 Grant from Verizon Foundation (By PGS Staff, Prince George's Suite Magazine, December 2012)

University of Maryland Sustainability Progress Report (University of Maryland Office of Sustainability, December 2012) [PDF]

 State of Maryland News

Dec. 14th - "Our National Energy Policy: Post Election Prospects and Challenges." This event will be held from 8:30 - 10:00am at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

PA Windfarm Means Money for Frostburg (100.5 FM Radio - Community Connection, News for the week of 12/10/12) [Scroll down to bottom of page for story]

Potential Fracking in Maryland Sparks Controversy (Reported by Gigi Barnett, CBS Baltimore TV, 12/8/12)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

The Desperate Search for a Strategy to Defeat Climate Change: The most significant and irreversible threat that our generation poses to the future is marked by an almost complete political incapacity to act. (By Jim Schultz, in partnership with, 12/10/12)

Tainted Fracking Research: Three Strikes And Yer Out (By Tom Kenworthy, - Climate Progress Blog, 12/10/12)

Doha Climate Summit Ends With No New CO2 Cuts or Funding (By Stephen Leahy, Inter Press Service as reported by, 12/10/12)

New Study: Scientists' Early Climate Predictions Prove Accurate - As politicians continue to neglect challenge, scientific work on global warming increasingly vindicated (By Jon Queally,, 12/10/12)

What Are the Near-Term Climate Pearl Harbors? What Will Take Us from Procrastination To Action? (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress Blog, 12/7/12)

Are the Koch Brothers the Single Biggest Obstacle to Preventing Disastrous Climate Change? Researchers say Kochs have funneled tens of millions of dollars into climate denial science, lobbying and more to derail climate reforms. (By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now as reported by, 12/6/12)

Kyoto all Over Again? US Obstructive Force at Climate Talks. Ban Ki Moon: Wealthy nations are to blame, should be first to step up (By Jacob Chamberlain,, 12/5/12)

Ban Ki-moon: rich countries are to blame for global warming - UN secretary general says the developed world should take the lead at Doha talks and bear responsibility for climate change (The Associated Press as reported by The [UK] Guardian, 12/5/12)

As Global Pollution Hits Record High, Frighteningly Hot Future Seems 'Inevitable': 'Carbon pollution up to 2 million pounds a second' (By Common Dreams staff,, 12/3/12)

NSEE Public Opinion on Climate Policy Options (National Surveys on Energy and Environment, University of Michigan, Ford School's Center for Local, State and Urban Policy, December 2012)

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