USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of February 25, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

Towson campus rallies for RecycleMania 2013 (By Emily Koch, Towson University News, 2/20/13)

WHY CRISFIELD FLOODED: Scientist uncovers bay behavior that doomed Maryland town during Sandy - Scientists track bay behavior that doomed Md. Town (By Jeremy Cox,, 2/20/13) [Article quotes Bill Boicourt, of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

NASA Awards UMD $36M for Earth Systems Research (TERP Magazine, Winter 2013)

Transportation Maven: Entrepreneurial alumna honored for dedication to access, people-centric engineering (TERP Magazine, Winter 2013)

The Energizer: Young entrepreneur makes solar power cheaper (TERP Magazine, Winter 2013)

 State of Maryland News

Wind picks up steam - Our view: Third time is the charm as Governor O'Malley's ambitious plan to encourage offshore wind power in Maryland moves forward (The Baltimore Sun - Our View, 2/24/13)

Stream Restoration Challenge to Award More Grants (Maryland Department of Natural Resources News, 2/19/13)

Workplaces offer electric car charging for employees: Major employers sign on to energy department's Workplace Charging Challenge (By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun, 2/18/13)

 National and International News

Global warming may cause extremes by slowing "planetary waves" (By Alister Doyle, Reuters, 2/25/13)

'Make BP Pay!': Gulf Residents Decry Oil Giant as 'Deepwater Horizon' Trial Opens -Prosecutors open with "scathing attack" on company behind devastating disaster (By Jacob Chamberlain,, 2/25/13)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

BP on trial: live tweets from Deepwater Horizon court in New Orleans - Follow live tweets from Dominic Rushe as he sends updates from the first day of the BP trial at federal court in New Orleans (By Dominic Rushe, The [UK] Guardian - Environment Blog, 2/25/13)

Land Grab Cheats North Dakota Tribes Out of $1 Billion, Suits Allege (By Abrahm Lustgarten, Pro Publica, 2/23/13)

Cape Wind: Regulation, Litigation And The Struggle To Develop Offshore Wind Power In The U.S. (By Tom Zeller, Jr., The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 2/23/13)

How 3D printing could revolutionise the solar energy industry: More efficient, less complex and cheaper, 3D solar cells can also capture more sunlight than conventional PV models (By John J. Licata, The [UK] Guardian - Environment Blog, 2/22/13)

Keystone XL decision will define Barack Obama's legacy on climate change: Does the president have courage to say 'no' to a project that will lock us into decades of dependency on this dirty energy? (By John Abraham, The [UK] Guardian, 2/22/13)

Keystone XL Exec: To Support Dirty Tar Sands Is To Support 'American Values'

Despite 'largest climate rally ever,' industry leader says public opposition, media interest 'going down' (By Jon Queally,, 2/20/13)

Justice Department deal reduces BP's Deepwater Horizon fine by $3.4bn: Court reduces company's maximum fine a week before trial over blowout that dumped millions of gallons of oil into Gulf of Mexico (By Suzanne Goldenberg, The [UK] Gu ardian, 2/20/13)

Reports: Shale Gas Bubble Looms, Aided by Wall Street (By Steve Horn, as reported by, 2/20/13

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