USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of May 6, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

Researchers think industrious oysters could clean up Chesapeake (By Darryl Fears, The Washington Post, 5/5/13) [Article quotes Jeff Cornwell, researcher at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

County receives positive watershed quality report (By Katie Fitzpatrick, Southern Maryland News, 5/3/13) [Article quotes Walter Boynton of the UMCES's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory]

SGA vote condemns ‘Why I Ride' contest (By Laura Blasey and Bradley Chance, The Diamondback Online, 5/2/13 updated 5/3/13)

State of Maryland News

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay: Grants and Loans Will Reduce Nutrient Pollution, Improve infrastructure (Maryland Department of the Environment, Press Release, 5/2/13)

Governor O'Malley Signs Landmark Forest Legislation (Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Press Release, 5/2/13)

Department of the Environment Clean Air Progress Report 2013 Update: Preliminary results of 2012 monitoring show continued improvements in air quality across Maryland (Maryland Department of the Environment, Social Media News Release, 5/1/13)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Climate Change's 'Evil Twin': Ocean Acidification: New comprehensive study outlines rapidly acidifying Arctic Ocean caused by CO2 emissions (By Andrea Germanos,, 5/6/13)

Honey Bees Are Dying Putting America At Risk Of A Food Disaster (By Todd Woody, The Huffington Post- Business Blog, 5/6/13)

Study: When Republicans understand climate science, they support climate action (By John Upton,, 5/3/13)

White House warned on imminent Arctic ice death spiral: National security officials worried by rapid loss of Arctic summer sea ice overlook threat of permanent global food shortages (By Nafeez Ahmed, The [UK] Guardian - Earth Insight Blog, 5/2/13)

UN Warns of 'Worrisome' and 'Disturbing' Signs of Climate Change: WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate highlights extreme events in 2012, the 9th warmest in on record (By Andrea Germanos,, 5/2/13)

US rejects EU claim of insecticide as prime reason for bee colony collapse: Government study points to a combination of factors for decline in population, breaking away from singling out pesticides (By Suzanne Goldenberg, The [UK] Guardian - Environment Blog, 5/2/13)

The Downwinders: Fracking Ourselves to Death in America - In Pennsylvania and elsewhere, big energy equals big pollution (By Ellen Cantarow, as reported by, 5/2/13)

Growing Majority Say U.S. Weather Is Getting Worse, Nearly 6 In 10 Say Global Warming Is Affecting Our Weather (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress Blog, 5/1/13)

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