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News Archive

Week of July 15, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

Analysis: 800 miles of Md. roads would be affected by sea level rise (By Karl B. Hille and Sydney Paul, Capital News Service as reported by WTOP - 103.5 FM Radio, 7/12/13) [Article quotes environmental scientist, Court Stevenson, of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Rising Sea Levels: Thursday July 11, 12-1 p.m. (Reported by Dan Rodricks, NPR-WYPR - Mid-Day with Dan Rodricks, 7/11/13) [Show guest, Donald F. Boesch, is the President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

US government assessment of BP oil spill 'will not account for damage':

Efforts to put a price on damage from disaster fails to capture full extent of environmental losses in Gulf waters (By Suzanne Goldenberg, The [UK] Guardian, 7/11/13) [Article quotes Donald F. Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

State of Maryland News

July 20th - 28th- 2013 Buy Local Challenge - In addition to providing food that's fresh and nutritional, buying from local farms promotes cleaner air and water and reduces our carbon footprint on the planet. In Maryland, if every household purchased just $12 worth offarm products for eight weeks (basically the summer season), over $200 million would be put back into the pockets of our farmers.  Where to Buy Local  

Southern Prince George's farmers grow market together (By Amber Larkins, The Washington Post, 7/10/13)

Abridged draft of Watershed Agreement available for feedback (Chesapeake Bay Program, 7/10/13)

National and International News

Sea levels may rise 2.3 metres per degree of global warming, report says

Seas will remain high for centuries after temperatures have risen, with the likelihood of more frequent and damaging storms (Reuters as reported by The [UK] Guardian, 7/15/13)

A scientific storm is brewing over the hurricane-climate connection (By Chris Mooney,, 7/13/13)

Quebec's Lac-Mégantic Oil Train Disaster Not Just Tragedy, But Corporate Crime

At the root of the explosion is deregulation and an energy rush driving companies to take ever greater risks (Martin Lukacs, The [UK] Guardian as reported by, 7/12/13)

A Republican calls for climate action - and has to remain anonymous to keep job (By Lisa Hymas,, 7/11/13)

Air Pollution Shorting Lives in China, Europe: Also causing climate change and damaging crops Prime target for sustainable development, climate protection (Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, 7/11/13)

Death toll in Quebec oil train derailment expected to rise: As many as 50 people are missing, as inspectors have been cleared to entered the disaster site (By Benjamin Shingler and Rob Gillies,, 7/9/13)

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