USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of July 22, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

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 Wednesdays from 11am-3pm.

Nuclear's safety lesson for fracking (By Dan Ervin, The Baltimore Sun, 7/22/13) [Dan Ervin is a professor of finance at Salisbury University's Perdue School of Business]

Vulnerable Maryland weighs threat of sea-level rise (By Darryl Fears, The Washington Post - National News, 7/21/13) [Article quotes Dr. Donald F. Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

State of Maryland News

In Baltimore's booming neighborhoods, growth comes with power outages (By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun, 7/21/13)

Department of the Environment reminds residents to take steps in response to air quality alerts: Hottest weather of the year brings "Code Orange" forecast to most of Maryland (Maryland Department of the Environment Press Release, 7/17/13)

Bikeshare is coming to Montgomery County! Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) announces the extension of Capital Bikeshare into a number of local urban centers (Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Press Release, Summer 2013)

National and International News

Alaska's boreal forests burning more with climate change (By Bettina Boxall, The Los Angeles Times, 7/22/13)

UN Climate Report Will 'Scare Wits Out of Everybody': A leaked portion is downplayed as not representative of complete IPCC findings due out in September (By Common Dreams Staff,, 7/22/13)

Antarctica Ice Sheet less stable than previously thought (By Science Magazine as reported by Environmental News Network, 7/22/13)

No one knows how to stop these tar-sands oil spills (By John Upton,, 7/22/13)

Minnesota's moose mystery: The iconic monarch of the North Woods is dying at an alarming rate. Is climate change to blame? (By Jessica Benko, 7/21/13)

False Balance Lives At Reuters: Climatologist Slams ‘Absurd' Use Of ‘Unrelated Climate Skeptics Nonsense' (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress Blog, 7/21/13)

DC Court Bluntly Affirms Michael Mann's Right To Proceed In Defamation Lawsuit Against National Review And CEI (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress Blog, 7/20/13)

The EPA gets a new boss - finally (By Lisa Hymas,, 7/18/13)

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