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News Archive

Week of September 2, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

Coppin Prof. Recipient of Elkins Professorship, Second Year In A Row (By Afro staff,, 8/29/13)

University of Maryland, College Park, named nation's 13th ‘greenest' university (By Jamie Anfenson-Comeau,, 8/29/13)

Judge denies legal fees in poultry pollution suit: Eastern Shore farmers' lawyer says they'll seek state reimbursement (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 8/28/13)

[Article cites the University of Maryland environmental law clinic]

Fish kills, toxic algae plague Northwest Creek in Stevensville (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 8/27/13)

Changes in River Chemistry Affect Water Supplies (By Heather Dewar, UMD Right Now, 8/26/13) [Article cites research of professor Sujay Kaushal of the University of Maryland, College Park]

FSU President Appointed to Steering Committee for American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment?(Frostburg State University, News, 8/26/13)

Fall 2013 UMCP Sustainability Internship Opportunities - The green industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the US economy with many exciting career opportunities for college graduates. Get your foot in the "green jobs" door by working on sustainability initiatives at the University of Maryland, College Park, which is recognized as a national leader in campus sustainability.

State of Maryland News

September 15th - Application Deadline - Mid-Atlantic Region Environmental Professionals (MAREP) Scholarship. This Scholarship was established by MAREP to promote and support the training of current or future Environmental Professionals in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. MAREP was established in 2010 by a group of Environmental Professionals who sought to provide opportunities for professional development and awareness. The $2,500 award will be available for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Bay Conservation Corps welcomes new class (By E.B. Furguson III, Capital Gazette, 8/29/13)

How Solar/Cool Roofs Can Help Accomplish Baltimore's Climate Action Plan

(Maryland Sun Blog, 8/26/13)

National and International News

New Victim of Climate Change Revealed: East Antarctic Ice - Study: 'Widespread, synchronous changes' in world's biggest ice sheet could pose threat to global sea levels (By Andrea Germanos,, 8/29/13)

Just say no to nuclear power - from Fukushima to Vermont: Fukushima showed us the intolerable costs of nuclear power. The citizens of Vermont show us the benefits of shutting it down (By Amy Goodman, The [UK] Guardian, 8/29/13)

Thanks to millennials, driving is no longer a thing: Driving is down among younger Americans (By Lindsay Abrams,, 8/29/13)

Climate change could turn Greenland green by 2100: The world's most sparsely populated country could be covered by swaths of forests instead of barren ice sheet, experts say (By The Press Association as reported by The [UK] Guardian, 8/28/13)

As Rim Fire Continues to Rage, Calls to 'Connect the Dots': "Failing to connect the dots is irresponsible for it downplays the urgency of the tragedies, such as extreme wildfires, that we are witnessing in Yosemite and other regions in the west." (By Andrea Germanos,, 8/28/13)

CNBC Host Believes Animals Will "Snuggle" Under Keystone Pipeline:

But an expert explains how the pipeline "would be a disaster for wildlife." (By Denise Robbins, Media Matters as reported by - Environment Blog, 8/28/13)

U.S. government paid $17 billion for weather-withered crops last year (By John Upton,, 8/28/13)

Japan Fukushima toxic water leak a Level 3 'serious incident' (By Jethro Mullen and Junko Ogura, CNN, 8/28/13)

Mutually Insured Destruction (By Maggie Koerth-Baker, The New York Times Magazine, 8/27/13)

Battling Wildfires In The West (Reported by Steve Roberts, The Diane Rehm Show, 8/27/13)

People are starting to sue fracking companies for causing earthquakes: Five federal lawsuits mark the first attempt to link drilling and quakes (By Lindsay Abrams,, 8/27/13)

California wildfire threatens San Francisco water supply - video (Reuters as reported by the [UK] Guardian, 8/27/13)

Flying low over Greenland, Icepod tracks changes in the ice sheet: A suite of radar and imaging systems is helping scientists to find out how melting happens and detect early signs of instability in the ice - useful as cracks in the landing strip become a hazard (By Suzanne Goldenberg, The [UK] Guardian, 8/27/13)

Missouri government accused of preventing clean energy development: A lawsuit filed last Monday alleges that the state is impeding the enactment of a 2008 renewable energy law (By Karen Uhlenhuth,, 8/27/13)

14 U.S. Cities That Could Disappear Over The Next Century, Thanks To Global Warming (The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 8/26/13)

California's Rim Fire Threatens San Francisco's Power And Water Supply (By Katie Valentine, - Climate Progress Blog, 8/26/13)

Following US Lead, Canadian Officials Go Mum on How New Pipelines Fuel Tar Sands Expansion: Internal documents show how official talking points changed after State Department draft came out (By Common Dreams staff,, 8/26/13)

BP Launches Massive PR Campaign To Demonize Oil Spill Victims (By Farron Cousins,, 8/26/13)

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