USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of August 19, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

University joins United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (By Zoe Sagalow, The Diamondback, 8/15/13)

Program Seeks to Bring More Minority Students into Environmental Fields (By Spy Desk, The Chestertown Spy, 8/15/13) [Article cites the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET), part of the University System of Maryland]

Gansler weighs alternative energy options, offers ideas on poultry waste:

Md. attorney general considers economic, environmental effects (By Jennifer Shutt,, 8/14/13) [Article cites Salisbury University]

UM ranks as 13th greenest campus: College Park moves up on Sierra mag's "Cool Schools" list (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 8/14/13) 

State of Maryland News

Governor O'Malley, Federal, State and Local Officials Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Ocean City Beach Replenishment Program (Maryland Department of Natural Resources - AccessDNR, 8/17/13)

Department of Environment Issues Enforcement Actions: Agency Seeks Penalites, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations (Maryland Department of the Environment, Press Release, 8/15/13)

New Report Will Help Protect Maryland's Water Supply (Maryland Department of Natural Resources - AccessDNR, 8/13/13)

National and International News

PHOTOS: Idaho Wildfire Rages On As Media Avoids Mentioning Climate Change (By Joanna M. Foster, - Climate Progress Blog, 8/19/13)

It's Not Just Carbon Emissions: Keystone XL Would Have ‘Permanent Impacts' On Wildlife, Interior Department Says (By Katie Valentine, - Climate Progress Blog, 8/19/13)

A Movement for a New Planet: What to Make of Change on an Overheating Planet (By Bill McKibben, as reported by, 8/19/13)

European forests near 'carbon saturation point' (By Mark Kinver, BBC - Science and Environment, 8/18/13)

GSA ‘green' building saving green: Congress weighs efforts to scrap energy efficiency guidelines (By Sonny Goldreich,, 8/17/13)

Local Businesses Need Not Fear New Bike Lanes, Seattle Study Suggests (By Jeff Spross, - Climate Progress Blog, 8/15/13)

Extreme Heat Waves to Quadruple by 2040, According to New Study: Heat said to make growing crops and surviving actually impossible. (By Rod Bastanmehr, - Environment Blog, 8/15/13)

MSNBC's Chris Hayes On Why So Many Conservatives Deny The Climate Problem: They Hate The Solution (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress Blog, 8/14/13)

Coral Reefs in danger of disappearing (By Alex Peel, Planet Earth Online as reported by Environmental News Network, 8/13/13)

Media Slammed For ‘Surprisingly Limited Analysis' Of Major Report On Climate Change's ‘New Normal' (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress Blog, 8/13/13)

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