USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of May 27, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

Farmers' Market at Maryland - The market is located in front of Cole Field House, on the campus of University of Maryland, College Park, and is open on Wednesdays from 11am - 3pm.

Alarming declines seen in frogs, salamanders (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 5/23/13) [Article quotes Joel Snodgrass, professor and Chairman of Biology at Towson University)

Frostburg State University Achieves STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability Efforts (Frostburg State University, Press Release 5/22/13)

State of Maryland News

NOAA Official Joining National Aquarium (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 5/22/13)

Maryland Fisheries Scientist Wins Award of Excellence (By K. King, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Press Release, 5/22/13) 

"Miracle garden" brings life, and food, to the urban wasteland (By Andrea Appleton,, 5/21/13)

National and International News

CBS Breaks Climate Silence With Panel Connecting Climate Change To Extreme Weather (By Annie-Rose Strasser, - Climate Progress Blog, 5/26/13)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

The Case for Caution When It Comes to Building Streetcars (By Eric Jaffee, The Atlantic Cities Blog, 5/24/13)

What Does 400 PPM Mean for American Labor? (By Joe Uehlein and Jeremy Brecher,, 5/24/13)

Fracking accident leaks benzene into Colorado stream (By John Upton,, 5/24/13)

Study: Alarming Loss of Amphibian Populations Across US - "It's a loss of biodiversity. You lose them and you can't get them back." (By Andrea Germanos,, 5/23/13)

UN Warns of World Without Water: "Under current trends, future demands for water will not be met." (By Andrea Germanos,, 5/23/13)

WATCH: What Does 400 ppm Mean? Talking with Climate Scientist Michael Mann (By Chris Mooney, Mother Jones - Blue Marble Blog, 5/22/13)

Bombshell: China May Be Close To Implementing A Cap On Carbon Pollution (By Katie Valentine, - Climate Progress Blog, 5/22/13)

Climate change pushes farmers in India to the tipping point - in pictures: British artist and designer Gerry Judah was born in Kolkata, West Bengal. He returned to India with Christian Aid after more than 50 years to see how people are tackling the effects of global warming. (The [UK] Guardian, Photo Gallery, 5/21/13)

More than 100,000 electric vehicles now on the roads in U.S. (By John Upton,, 5/21/13)

Obama Admin. Approves ALEC Model Bill for Fracking Chemical Fluid Disclosure on Public Lands (By Steve Horn, DeSmog Blog as reported by, 5/21/13)

Budget Offsets to Pay for Tornado Relief: End Subsidies to Oil Companies (By Paul Abrams, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 5/21/13)

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