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Week of July 29, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

Scientists Unveil New Projections for Sea Level Rise in Maryland (Maryland Sea Grant, News Release, 7/26/13)

The Economy of Scales: A Baltimore lab aims to take the science of growing clean, healthy salt-water fish to the global marketplace (By Van Smith, The [Baltimore] City Paper, 7/24/13) [Article cites work of Yonathan Zohar, professor and chair of the Department of Marine Biotechnology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County's Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET)]

It's not too late to act on climate change: Maryland has taken a leadership role with a comprehensive plan to address climate realities; now others must follow our example

(By Donald F. Boesch, The Baltimore Sun, 7/23/13) [Dr. Donald F. Boesch is President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

State of Maryland News

Governor Martin O'Malley Hosts Maryland Climate Change Summit, Releases Final Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Plan: Participants discuss actions Maryland is taking to address the impacts of climate change (Maryland Department of the Environment, Press Release, 7/25/13)

O'Malley crafts stricter plan to fight climate change: Maryland must cut electricity consumption, use more renewable energy to cut carbon emissions (By Erin Cox and Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 7/24/13)

Eight in 10 Marylanders believe climate change is happening, majority support taking steps to counter potential harm: Survey looked at attitudes toward climate change, energy and the environment (Maryland Department of the Environment, Press Release, 7/23/13)

National and International News

EPA Censored Key Pennsylvania Fracking Water Contamination Study (By Steve Horn, DeSmog Blog as reported by, 7/29/13)

Halliburton pleading guilty to destroying evidence during BP spill: It could have shone a spotlight on Halliburton's role in the spill (By Alex Halperin,, 7/26/13)

Global Pollution and Prevention News: Cost of economic growth have 'outweighed benefits' (By Claudia Mazzeo, SciDevNet as reported by Environmental News Network, 7/26/13)

Fungicides Kill Pollinators: Study Reveals Industrial Farming's Threat to Bees: Commercial beekeepers are worried as bee die-offs linked to alarming chemical levels (By Jacob Chamberlain,, 7/25/13)

Rig owner eyes relief well to divert gas spewing in Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana's coast (By The Associated Press, 7/25/13)

Vast costs of Arctic change: Methane released by melting permafrost will have global impacts that must be better modelled, say Gail Whiteman, Chris Hope and Peter Wadhams. (By Gail Whiteman, Chris Hope and Peter Wadhams, Nature magazine - Comment, 7/25/13) [PDF]

Arctic Methane "Burp": A Climate Catastrophe with $60 Trillion Pricetag

New study looks at planetary, social and economic impacts of increasingly perilous Arctic melting (By Jon Queally,, 7/24/13)

Rush Holt, New Jersey U.S. Senate Candidate: 'Millions Will Die' Due To Climate Change (By Danielle Schlanger, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 7/24/13)

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