USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of April 15, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

April 20th - Celebrate Earth Day with the University of Maryland! Visit the School of Nursing lawn, and other locations across campus, on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to participate in green projects and to learn about how to live and work more sustainably.

Study to explore possible agriculture law clinic for Md. Farmers (The Associated Press as reported by The Washington Post, 4/11/13)

New Science Standards Aim to Relate Concepts to Students' Lives (By Katrina Schwartz, KQED - National Public Radio, 4/10/13) [Article quotes Dr. Donald F. Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

University of Baltimore offers glimpse into new law building (By Sarah Gantz, Baltimore Business Journal, 4/8/13)

State of Maryland News

MDA Encourages Homeowners to Protect the Chesapeake Bay by Changing Fertilizer Habits, Complying with New Lawn Fertilizer Law (Maryland Department of Agriculture, Press Release, 4/12/13)

Maryland Gov. O'Malley signs offshore wind bill, 151 others, into law (By Aaron C. Davis, The Washington Post - Maryland Politics, 4/9/13)

Maryland Green Registry Now Accepting Applications for Annual Leadership Awards - Applications Due April 30th (Maryland Department of the Environment, Social Media News Release, 4/9/13)

National and International News

Antarctic ice melting at record rate, study shows: The evidence comes from a 364-metre ice core containing a record of freezing and melting over the previous millennium (Press Association as reported by The [UK] Guardian, 4/15/13)

InsideClimate News Team Wins Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting (By InsideClimate News Staff, InsideClimate News, 4/15/13) 

World is Unprepared as Climate Change Starvation 'Disaster' Lies Ahead: Report (By Jacob Chamberlain,, 4/14/13)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

New Yorker: ‘Has Obama Already Given Up On Climate Change?' (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress Blog, 4/13/13)

Failure to put climate on G8 agenda will cast a shadow on 'greenest government': The move may undermine our last hope for an international agreement that could avert catastrophic climate change (By Will Straw, The [UK] Guardian - Environment, 4/10/13)

New Guidelines Call for Broad Changes in Science Education (By Justin Gillis, The New York Times, 4/9/13)

Exxon MTBE Lawsuit: New Hampshire Jury Finds Oil Giant Liable In Groundwater Contamination (By Lynne Tuohy, The Associated Press as reported by The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 4/9/13)

Gallup Poll: Public Understanding And Concern About Global Warming Keeps Rising (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress Blog, 4/9/13)

Toronto to get big new underground bike station at City Hall (By Lloyd Alter, - Transportation/ Bikes Blog, 4/9/13)

Ties That Bind: Ernest Moniz, Keystone XL Contractor, American Petroleum Institute and Fracked Gas Exports (By Steve Horn, DeSmog Blog as reported by, 4/9/13)

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