USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of August 26, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

Helping Discover Students' Sustainability Knowledge (UMD Right Now, 8/23/13)

Creating Next Generation Electric Vehicle Batteries (UMD Right Now, 8/23/13)

Scientists nearly certain that humans have caused global warming (By Darryl Fears, The Washington Post - Health & Science, 8/20/13) [Article quotes Dr. Donald F. Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

State of Maryland News

New network mulls offshore wind: OC's would be first in American waters (By Jennifer Shutt,, 8/21/13)

The importance of Maryland's leadership on climate change (Maryland Department of the Environment - Climate Change in Maryland, 8/19/13)

New business network mulls Maryland offshore wind (Green Energy Holding Blog, 8/19/13)

Power plant proposed for Brandywine (By Steven Mufson, The Washington Post, 8/19/13)

National and International News

Keystone XL Decision Likely Delayed Until 2014 (By Kate Sheppard, The Huffington Post, 8/26/13)

'Unhospitable Oceans' Acidifying at Rate Unseen in 250 Million Years (or Ever)

New study shows oceans in peril as acidification is happening at rate perhaps never seen in planet's history (By Jon Queally,, 8/26/13)

To meet emissions targets, we've all got to be like France: Experts say the European nation is the only country even close to cutting greenhouse emissions in half by 2050(By Kevin Bullis,, 8/26/13)

Is Al Jazeera America going to change the way networks cover climate change? (By Thomas Stackpole,, 8/23/13) 

Is climate change humanity's greatest-ever risk management failure? Humans are very good at managing risks, except when it comes to the greatest risk we've faced - climate change (By Danan Nuccitelli, The [UK] Guardian - Environment Blog, 8/22/13)

Get Ready For Food Prices To Go Way Up, Thanks To Climate Change (By Jeff Spross, - Climate Progress Blog, 8/21/13)

Meet The 25-Year-Old Prepared To Spend 10 Years In Jail To Stop Coal (By Ari Phillips, - Climate Progress Blog, 8/21/13)

'Ecological Debt Day' Reached: World in Resource Overdraft: We have now overshot the Earth's resources for the year, meaning all consumption from here borrows from future generations (Sarah Lazare,, 8/20/13)

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