USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of April 29, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

EPA former administrator to address graduates (University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Press Release, 4/26/13)

National Geographic reports on TU professor's conservation effort (By Emily Koch, TU News, 4/26/13)

UMES uses federal grant to acquire farm for agricultural research (By The Associated Press as reported by The Washington Post, 4/25/13)

Towson campus reduces greenhouse gas emissions (By Emily Koch, TU News, 4/22/13)

State of Maryland News

Maryland Eastern Shore wind project confronts eagles, Navy (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 4/28/13)

Howard County's Expanded Composting Facility Opens on Earth Day (By Brenda Platt, Columbia Patch as reported by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 4/22/13)

Department of the Environment to Begin Composting of Food Waste at its Montgomery Park Headquarters: Composting is an Inexpensive and Natural Way to Handle Organic Waste (Maryland Department of the Environment, Press Release, 4/22/13) 

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Climate Collision Course: CO2 Levels About to Hit 400 PPM - In a first in human history, "it looks like the world is going to blow through the 400-ppm level without losing a beat." (By Common Dreams staff,, 4/29/13)

Anthony Foxx, Charlotte's transit-friendly mayor, tapped to be transportation secretary (By John Upton,, 4/29/13)

A Win for the Bees: EU Votes to Ban Bee-Harming Pesticides - Victory for bees, but more must be done to ensure safety of bee population, global food (By Jacob Chamberlain,, 4/29/13)

The limits of climate adaptation are social, not physical or economic (By David Roberts,, 4/29/13)

Disastrous Spending: Federal Disaster-Relief Expenditures Rise amid More Extreme Weather (By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman, The Center for American Progress - Energy and Environment, 4/29/13)

We have known about climate change for 75 years (By John Upton,, 4/29/13)

Just stick this portable outlet to your window to start using solar power (By Sarah Laskow,, 4/29/12)

Sea Level Rise On South Carolina Shore Is Becoming More Evident (By Bruce Smith, The Associated Press as reported by The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 4/29/13)

US Activists Outraged Over So-Called ‘Monsanto Protection Act' (By Matthew Charles Cardinale, Inter Press Service as reported by, 4/28/13)

NOAA: In 2012, Waters Off Northeast U.S. Coast Were Warmest In 150 Years (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress Blog, 4/28/13)

Building a Bike and Pedestrian Lobby With Teeth (By Sarah Goodyear, The Atlantic Cities Blog, 4/26/13)

Locally owned businesses can help communities thrive - and survive climate change (By Stacy Mitchell,, 4/26/13)

Bike-Sharing Programs Hit the Streets in Over 500 Cities Worldwide (By Lester Brown,, 4/25/13)

Fracking Debris Ten Times Too Radioactive for Hazardous Waste Landfill (By Abby Zimmet,, 4/25/13)

The worst part about BP's oil-spill cover-up: It worked (By Mark Hertsgaard, Newsweek as reported by, 4/22/13)

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