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Week of June 10, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

June 11th - Master Gardener Summer Workshops - Creating a Bay-Wise Rain Garden -  This workshop, which is free, and is sponsored by the University of Maryland Extension Washington County Master Gardeners, will be held from 6:30 - 8:00pm. The location is the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, at the University of Maryland Extension Office - Washington County, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD

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

Summer 2013 Programs at the Horn Point Laboratory Environmental Science Education Center in Cambridge, MD - Directed by Professor Michael Roman, HPL is a member of the Southern Association of Marine Laboratories (SAML) and the National Association of Marine Laboratories (NAML). The Horn Point Laboratory is located on the banks of the Choptank River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Directions are here. (UMCES Horn Point Laboratory, June 2013)

State of Maryland News

June 10th - 12th - The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) will host its 2013 EDTA Conference & Annual Meeting. EDTA 2013 offers an unrivaled opportunity to explore informative workshops and sessions, see the industry spring into action with the Ride, Drive & Charge showcase, and explore the floor featuring top exhibitors unveiling their newest innovations to the electric drive industry. This event will be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, and is sponsored by the Electric Drive Transportation Association.

6-5-13: Lack of Inspections Leads to Failure of Pollution Control Systems (By Tom Pelton, National Public Radio - WYPR - Environment in Focus, 6/5/13)

Harbor's water quality rated C-minus - with an asterisk (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 6/3/13)

National and International News

Arctic Melt Spurs Global Spread of Disease - Scientist: "We should recognize disease as a harbinger of a warming world." (By Kieran Cooke, Climate News Network as reported by, 6/9/13)

Samantha Power's Climate Silence (By James West, - Blue Marble Blog, 6/7/13)

Carbon pricing is catching on around the globe - just not in Washington, D.C. (By John Upton,, 6/5/13)

For First Time, US to Lease Offshore Wind Blocks (By Carey L. Biron, Inter Press Service as reported by, 6/5/13)

Pittsburgh's next mayor sees a green future for the "smoky city" (By Ben Adler,, 6/5/13)

One Meteorologist's Come-to-Jesus Moment on Climate Change: Like many TV weathermen, Stu Ostro didn't believe in climate change-until extreme weather and scientific evidence changed his mind. (By Chris Mooney,, 6/5/13)

Ecuador Oil Spill Pollutes Amazon Tributary (By Gonzalo Solano, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 6/5/13)

Airlines propose weak, vague climate plan (By John Upton,, 6/5/13)

Hotter Planet Creating 'Extraordinary' Wild Fires says Head of US Forest Service: Climate change is "largest issue we face" Senate panel told (By Andrea Germanos,, 6/5/3)

The Obama climate move that nobody noticed (By David Roberts,, 6/5/13)

Methane leaks could negate climate benefits of US natural gas boom: report - Reduction in carbon emissions triggered by America's shift from coal to gas is being offset by a sharp rise in methane (By Suzanne Goldenberg, The [UK] Guardian, 6/4/13)

Plenty Of Surprises As World Warms (By Tim Radford, Climate News Network, 6/4/13)

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